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HILARY ROXEELECTED. SHINTARO ISHIHARA,66, feisty author of the biting 1989 book The Japan that Can Say No, which secured him international recognition as an outspoken nationalist, as governor of the nation's capital; in Tokyo. After winning Japan's prestigious Akutagawa Award for a novel he penned in college, Mr. No was elected to the Diet's upper house in 1968 and made his first bid for Tokyo's top job seven years later. Handing an embarrassing defeat to the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and the mainstream politicians he has sworn to challenge as governor, Ishihara, an independent, beat a field of 18 other candidates.ARRESTED. AUGUSTIN MISAGO,56, a Roman Catholic bishop, for his alleged participation in Rwanda's 1994 genocide; in Kigali. While colleagues blame the clergyman for fostering division between Tutsi and Hutu seminaries, other accounts claim he collaborated with the government as it butchered the minority Tutsi population, refused refuge to Tutsis fleeing murderous Hutu mobs and was personally responsible for the deaths of 19 schoolgirls.DIED. JEAN VANDER PYL,79, the snappy and sarcastic voice of stone-age Wilma Flintstone of The Flintstones, a TV cartoon series that ran in the U.S. from 1960 to 1966 and has since been shown in more than 80 countries; in Dana Point, California. Before she was ever heard yelling at Fred, Vander Pyl played girlfriends, mothers and damsels in distress as a radio actress, and her versatile voice took seven parts in The Jetsons cartoon series.DIED. BOXCAR WILLIE,67, downhome American country singer whose trademark hobo attire and gentle crooning about life on the road attracted a loyal following, though it brought him no hit records, of leukemia; in Branson, Missouri. An Air Force flyer for 22 years, the Texas-born son of a railroad worker operated a motel, train museum and theater in Branson, where he performed six times a week for nine months a year.DIED. NICOLA TRUSSARDI,56, entrepreneurial Italian designer who transformed a family glove business into an international fashion house, after a car crash; in Milan. Following the death of his father, the former economics student augmented the firm by making accessories and ready-to-wear lines for men, women and children, all sporting the trademark greyhound logo.DIED. THORNTON ARNOLD WILSON,78, canny former chairman and chief executive of Boeing, under whose stewardship the company introduced its 747 and developed the 757 and 767 jetliners; in Palm Springs, California. Known as T to his friends, the aeronautical engineer, who holds a place in the National Aviation Hall of Fame, also led the company through the Boeing Bust of the late '60s and early '70s, when 60,000 workers were laid off.RESIGNED. PHILIPPE SEGUIN,55, as president of France's main opposition Gaullist party, after failing to unite the country's fractious right for June's European parliamentary elections; in Paris. The volatile chain-smoker has had a strained relationship with President Jacques Chirac, accusing the head of state of giving only lukewarm support to his electoral alliance and to Seguin-led attempts to reform the Gaullist movement. His unexpected announcement has plunged the French right into crisis.