Milestones Mar. 5, 2007

RETIRED. Chief Illiniwek, buckskin-clad mascot who for 81 years performed halftime "tribal" dances for the University of Illinois, despite protests from Native American groups who called the character demeaning; in Champaign-Urbana, Ill. Officials acted under pressure from the NCAA, which in 2005 barred colleges with American Indian mascots from acting as hosts for postseason events.

DIED. Richard Lehman, 83, CIA veteran who in 1961 initiated a now standard daily memo for the President summarizing global intelligence news; in Concord, N.H. Originally known as PICL (pronounced pickle), the President's intelligence checklist--which guided John F. Kennedy through such events as the Cuban missile...

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