Milestones

DIED Bill Powell, 56, a member of the Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd who survived the 1977 plane crash that killed three of his bandmates. He played keyboards on hits such as "Free Bird," "What's Your Name" and "Sweet Home Alabama."

• In the early '80s, when HIV was still a mysterious killer in San Francisco, Martin Delaney, 63, an advocate for AIDS patients, made smuggling runs to Mexico to secure medicines said to strengthen the immune system. Delaney later founded the organization Project Inform to raise awareness of HIV and AIDS treatments.

• After teaming up with special-effects genius Ray...

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