Milestones May 5, 1997

DIED. PAT PAULSEN, 69, doleful comedian whose mock campaigns for President may have fooled even himself; of complications from cancer; in Tijuana, Mexico. The deadpan Paulsen sharpened his stump wit on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, opposing sex education ("Let the kids today learn it where we did--in the gutter") and declaring a war on poverty "by shooting 400 beggars a week." His 1968 run for the White House won him about 200,000 write-in votes.

DIED. ANDRES RODRIGUEZ, 73, iron-fisted Paraguayan general turned President who overthrew his repressive boss, Alfredo Stroessner, in 1989; of cancer; in New York. Stroessner's right-hand apparatchik...

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