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DIED. NELSON ("THE ADMIRAL") BARRERA, 44, career home-run champion and one of the great figures in Mexican baseball, electrocuted while trying to extricate metal roofing that had become entangled with power lines atop his home; in Campeche, Mexico. In a 26-year career in the Mexican Baseball League, Barrera hit 455 home runs.

DIED. SIEGFRIED HANSEN, 90, electrical engineer who created space suits used in nasa missions; in Los Angeles. Unlike previous pressure suits, the 22.7-kg Mark I, first designed in 1955, enabled astronauts both to breathe and bend their arms a full 90 degrees, a design that inspired...

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