Milestones Nov. 1, 1999

DIED. CARLA HOCHHALTER, 48, mother of Anne Marie, 17, a student paralyzed in the April shootings at Columbine High; of a self-inflicted gunshot wound; in Englewood, Colo. At a pawnshop, Hochhalter asked to see a .38-cal. revolver, then surreptitiously loaded the gun with bullets she had brought with her before shooting herself in the right temple. Just days before, her daughter had finally regained some movement in her legs.

DIED. ELLA MAE MORSE, 75, ebullient, genre-defying vocalist whose Cow-Cow Boogie was Capitol Records' first million-selling hit; in Bullhead City, Ariz. Among Morse's other signatures were House of Blue Lights, Shoo-Shoo Baby,...

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