Milestones May 1, 2000

PLEADED GUILTY. COLONEL JAMES HIETT, 48, former supervisor of U.S. antidrug efforts in Colombia; to concealing knowledge that his wife laundered drug money; in Federal District Court, Brooklyn, N.Y. Hiett admitted paying bills with $25,000 in funds from smuggled heroin. He faces a maximum of three years in prison plus $250,000 in fines.

DIED. JOSEPH BURTON DELACRUZ, 62, former president of the National Congress of American Indians; of a heart attack; in Seattle. An advocate of tribal sovereignty, he battled federal agencies over fishing and timber rights.

DIED. EDWARD GOREY, 75, author and illustrator of more than 100 morbidly funny books;...

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