Milestones Jan. 11, 1999

DIED. MIKE MCALARY, 41, tabloid columnist; of colon cancer; in New York City. Over the course of his career, the pugnacious, Pulitzer-prizewinning journalist wrote extensively--and often empathically--about the city's police for the New York Daily News and the New York Post. But he was no apologist: in 1997 he broke the story of a brutal police beating of a Haitian immigrant.

DIED. ANITA HOFFMAN, 56, social activist; of breast cancer; in San Francisco. Wife of the late Yippie Abbie, Hoffman joined her husband in some of his more outlandish activities, such as disrupting trading at the New York Stock Exchange by...

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