Milestones: May 23, 1983

DIED. Jory Graham, 55, newspaper columnist, author and lecturer whose weekly A Time to Live, syndicated in 50 newspapers, chronicled her spirited eight-year battle with cancer for an audience often inspired by her courage and candor; of cancer; in Chicago. Graham, who began the column to help cancer patients like herself face up to the reality of the disease, wrote last month: "Long ago, I promised I would let you know when I came to the time of my dying. That time has come."

DIED. Theodore Ward, 80, Louisiana-born, Chicago-based playwright whose critically acclaimed major works (Big White Fog, Our Lan') not...

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