Milestones Jul. 12, 1999

DIED. ALLAN CARR, 62, movie producer; from liver cancer; in Beverly Hills, Calif. Creator of Playboy Penthouse Television, Carr went on to write such camp movies as 1980's Can't Stop the Music. He produced the movie Grease and the Broadway play La Cage aux Folles.

MURDERED. RICKY BYRDSONG, 43, former Northwestern basketball coach; shot in the Chicago suburb of Skokie while jogging with his children. Byrdsong, who was black, was shot in the back in what was apparently a series of drive-by shootings targeting minorities over a 10-mile area. Six Orthodox Jews walking home from Sabbath services were wounded, and shots...

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