Milestones Apr. 12, 1999

SWORN IN. LUIS GONZALEZ MACCHI, 52, former Paraguayan pro-basketball player and Senate president; as President of Paraguay; in Asuncion. Macchi took over for impeached President Raul Cubas.

RECOVERING. BARBARA BUSH, 73, former First Lady; from back surgery; in Houston.

DIED. FREAKY TAH, 28, a.k.a. Raymond Rogers, member of the hip-hop band Lost Boyz; when a gunman in a ski mask shot him in the head as he left a party; in New York City. On a 1996 record, Legal Drug Money, the band members, who have acknowledged dealing drugs in the past, referred to going straight after watching the shooting...

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