Milestones Mar. 17, 1997

DIED. CHERYL WILSON-MINELLI, 30, former champion of TV's brutish American Gladiators; after her husband Juan Ernesto Minelli, 34, a former pro boxer, allegedly stabbed and bludgeoned her in a jealous rage; in Oakland Park, Florida. Minelli turned himself in and was arrested for homicide.

DIED. ROGER BROWN, 54, hoop star dubbed Man of a Thousand Moves who helped lead the Indiana Pacers to three American Basketball Association championships after he was barred from the N.B.A. for associating with a gambler; of liver cancer; in Indianapolis, Indiana.

DIED. STANISLAV SHATALIN, 62, witty economist who was a principal architect of "500 Days," the...

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