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Milestones Jul. 29, 1996

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NAMED. JAMES FALLOWS, 46, Washington editor of the Atlantic Monthly; as new editor of U.S. News & World Report; in Washington. Fallows wrote Breaking the News, a critique of shallowness in contemporary journalism.

DISMISSED. The last claim in a $416 million lawsuit against TIME MAGAZINE by the Church of Scientology over the 1991 cover “Scientology: The Cult of Greed;” by federal District Judge Peter Leisure; in New York City.

DIED. THOMAS SANDEFUR, 56, Brown & Williamson’s ex-chairman who, along with other tobacco chiefs, told Congress in 1994 that he did not believe nicotine was addictive; of aplastic anemia; in Louisville, Kentucky.

DIED. CHAS CHANDLER, 57, bass player with the Animals, the influential 1960s band whose hits included House of the Rising Sun; of undisclosed reasons; in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Chandler discovered and managed Jimi Hendrix.

DIED. LAWRENCE JENCO, 61, Catholic priest held hostage for nearly 19 months in the mid-1980s by Islamic radicals seeking to influence U.S. policy; of cancer; in Hillside, Illinois. The head of Catholic Relief Services in Beirut, he was abducted and brutally held with several other Americans.

DIED. PAUL TOUVIER, 81, former French pro-Nazi militia chief and the only Frenchman convicted of World War II crimes against humanity; in a prison near Paris.

DIED. KENNETH BAINBRIDGE, 91, noted Manhattan Project physicist who directed the first atom bomb test in 1945; in Lexington, Massachusetts.

DIED. PANDRO BERMAN, 91, prolific Hollywood producer who, from the 1930s through the 1960s, oversaw such film classics as several Astaire-Rogers musicals, Morning Glory, Of Human Bondage, Gunga Din, The Blackboard Jungle and Butterfield 8; in Beverly Hills, California.

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