Milestones Aug. 7, 1995

BORN. To YASSER ARAFAT, 65, Palestinian leader, and SUHA ARAFAT, 33; a daughter, Zahwa; in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.

FACING SURGERY. SAM DONALDSON, 61, scowling telejournalist; to remove a malignant melanoma; at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

DIED. CHARLIE RICH, 62, singer whose proto-Kenny Rogers ballads like The Most Beautiful Girl and Behind Closed Doors fused Nashville to Vegas in the '70s; from a blood clot; in Hammond, Louisiana.

DIED. RABBI BARUCH KORFF, 81, who founded the quixotic National Citizens' Committee for Fairness to the Presidency to root for Richard Nixon--a year before Watergate blew the Chief Executive from the...

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