Milestones Nov. 2, 1998

DIED. DR. MARY S. CALDERONE, 94, sex-education crusader; in Kennett Square, Pa. Amid criticism that she was a purveyor of smut, Calderone proclaimed America a "sexophobic society, afraid of the wrong things for the wrong reasons," and campaigned for responsible sex education in public schools. In 1964 she helped found the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S.

DIED. JONATHAN B. POSTEL, 55, scraggly-bearded Internet guru often called the father of the World Wide Web; following heart surgery; in Santa Monica, Calif. As the creator of the Internet's address system, Postel devised the coding that allows users to type words,...

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