Milestones Oct. 19, 1998

DIED. MARGARET MARY RAY, 46, deranged fan who became a punch line after repeatedly breaking into David Letterman's home; of suicide; in Colorado. Ray had been jailed and institutionalized over the years for stalking Letterman.

DIED. MARK BELANGER, 54, premier fielding shortstop of the 1970s who was a nimble barricade that no ball could pass; of lung cancer; in New York City. Nicknamed Blade, Belanger won eight Gold Gloves in 16 seasons with the Baltimore Orioles.

DIED. JOSEPH BAUM, 78, restaurateur who drew high rollers to his high-concept eateries; in New York City. Baum's penchant for aerial views and all things...

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