Milestones Jan. 22, 1996

DIED. MIKE SYNAR, 45, former U.S. Representative; of brain cancer; in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Synar style was anything but politics as usual. For 16 years, the Democrat served a conservative district in Oklahoma while embracing a range of liberal positions like gun control. He finally lost his seat in the 1994 G.O.P. sweep.

DIED. DUANE HANSON, 70, sculptor; of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma; in Boca Raton, Florida. Hanson's popular, Pop-influenced sculptures captured humanity at its most humdrum--a gawking tourist or a burdened shopper, each life-size, dressed in real clothing and rendered with such realism that passers-by were often unaware they were in the...

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