Milestones Nov. 19, 2001

ELECTED. JEFFREY DUNKEL, 18, high school graduate; to mayor of the tiny borough of Mount Carbon, Pa. (pop. 100). Dunkel, who will be paid $50 a month, said, "When I started asking questions [at town meetings], they told me I'm only 18 and there's a lot involved in local government, and if I think I can do a better job, then I should run for office."

DIED. KEN KESEY, 66, author and '60s counterculture superhero; following cancer surgery; in Eugene, Ore. Kesey was a rebel pundit and a comic scribe, a longtime advocate of hallucinogens and a lifelong champion of individualism....

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