Milestones Oct. 30, 2000

DIED. MEL CARNAHAN, 66, Missouri Governor and Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate; in a plane crash; near St. Louis, Mo. Elected Governor in 1992, he famously stood by tough decisions despite political aftershocks--such as honoring Pope John Paul II's request that he stay the execution of a murderer. Carnahan's son Randy, 44, who piloted the plane, and a top aide, Chris Sifford, 37, were also killed in the accident.

DIED. JULIE LONDON, 74, actress and breathy pop phenom whose 1955 song Cry Me a River sold more than a million copies; in Los Angeles. Honed in nightclubs, London's hushed, smoked-out...

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