Milestones

DIED "I got addicted," Karine Ruby, 31, once said of her passion for snowboarding, which she took up at age 11. The Frenchwoman, who won six world championships and an Olympic gold medal, died in a climbing accident on France's Mont Blanc May 29.

The first Haitian to become a Roman Catholic priest in the U.S., GĂ©rard Jean-Juste, 62, led the Miami-based Haitian Refugee Center in the 1970s to promote the rights of the country's immigrants. His efforts enabled Haitians to apply for political asylum, an option that had often been closed to them.

Gaafar Nimeiri, 79, had a tumultuous tenure...

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