Milestones Mar. 7, 2005

RECOVERING. POPE JOHN PAUL II, 84, from an emergency tracheotomy done to alleviate breathing difficulties after a relapse of the flu that hospitalized him for nine days in early February; in Rome. After the procedure, the Pontiff was said to be breathing normally and eating, but he would be unable to speak for several days.

ARRESTED. DENNIS RADER, 59, a city worker suspected of being the BTK serial killer, linked to at least eight murders in the Wichita area in the 1970s and '80s; in Park City, Kans. The killer, who bragged of his crimes in letters to Wichita media in...

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