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Milestones Aug. 12, 2002

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Melissa August, Harriet Barovick, Elizabeth L. Bland, Sean Gregory, David Robinson and Rebecca Winters

ARRESTED. SEVEN VIGILANTES, ranging from 16 to 57 in age, for beating to death two men whose van had plowed into a porch crowded with youths, injuring three of them; on charges of first-degree murder; in Chicago. Some 100 people are believed to have stood by and watched while the suspects, all gang members, pummeled the motorists with their hands, feet, bricks and stones. DIED. HARRY QUADRACCI, 66, philanthropist and entrepreneur who started a tiny company in an abandoned factory and turned it into the $2 billion-a-year Quad/Graphics, printer of TIME, Newsweek, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and other magazines and catalogs; in an accidental drowning; in Pine Lake, near his home in Chenequa, Wis.

DIED. C. JAMES CARRICO, 67, surgeon who as a young resident was first to treat President Kennedy in a Dallas emergency room on Nov. 22, 1963; of colon cancer; on Whidbey Island, Wash.

DIED. W.W. LAW, 79, president of the Savannah, Ga., chapter of the N.A.A.C.P. from 1950 to ’76, who engineered desegregation of the city and later helped develop a museum dedicated to the area’s civil rights movement; in Savannah. He chose to be known by his initials so it would be harder for people to demean him by calling him by his first name.

DIED. NORMAN (BUDDY) BAKER, 84, Oscar-nominated Disney composer who wrote scores for some 200 films, TV shows and Disney attractions; in Sherman Oaks, Calif. After leaving his post as musical director for Bob Hope, Baker joined Disney in 1954 and created the music for such TV series as Zorro, Swamp Fox and Daniel Boone as well as for such films as The Apple Dumpling Gang.

DIED. DOLORES OLMEDO PATINO, 88, prickly art patron who housed the world’s biggest collection of works by Mexican painters Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, his wife; in Mexico City. Rivera willed his and Kahlo’s works to Mexico, leaving Olmedo Patino, a former Rivera model and friend, in charge of the trust controlling them. Though she founded a museum dedicated to the couple, she drew criticism for her derision of Kahlo (who, she said, was famous only because of her marriage to Rivera) and her tight rein on the artists’ works and archives, which she kept for long periods from critics and biographers.

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