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Milestones Mar. 11, 1996

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CONVICTED. DANIEL ANDRE GREEN, 21; of the murder of James R. Jordan, father and confidant of basketball wizard Michael Jordan; in Lumberton, North Carolina. The jury, which reached its decision in 4 1/2 hours over two days, must now decide if Green will receive the death penalty.

AILING. KWAME TOURE, 54, Black Power activist known during the 1960s as Stokely Carmichael; with prostate cancer; in New York City. Toure was briefly hospitalized. His prognosis was described as good.

HOSPITALIZED. JULIE ANDREWS, 60, actress; for emergency gall bladder surgery; in New York City. Recovery will keep the star from her Broadway hit, the gender-morphing musical Victor/Victoria, for at least a week.

HOSPITALIZED. MINNIE PEARL, 83, country-comedy fixture for 20 years on TV’s Hee Haw and 50 on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry; for complications of a stroke; in Nashville, Tennessee.

DIED. HAING S. NGOR, 55, doctor-actor; after being shot outside his home; in Los Angeles. No one missed the irony of Ngor’s death: he had survived four years in the slaughterhouse of Khmer Rouge Cambodia during the ’70s, only to be struck down in the violence of an American city. In between he won an Oscar for his portrayal of fellow survivor and photojournalist Dith Pran in the 1984 movie The Killing Fields. Police are looking into whether Ngor, an outspoken benefactor of L.A.’s Cambodian-refugee community, was a victim of robbery or politics.

DIED. WES FARRELL, 56, songwriter; of cancer; in Coconut Grove, Florida. Farrell’s hits included Hang on Sloopy and Come a Little Bit Closer.

DIED. JAMES ATWATER, 67, dean of the University of Missouri School of Journalism from 1983 to 1989 and a former writer and senior editor at the Saturday Evening Post and Time, which he first joined as a trainee in 1950; of cancer; in Columbia, Missouri.

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