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Milestones Feb. 9, 1998

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Maryanne Murray Buechner, Daniel Eisenberg, Jon Goldstein, Tam Gray, Nadya Labi, Michele Orecklin and Alain Sanders

MARRIED. WOODY HARRELSON, 36, laid-back actor, and LAURA LOUIE, 32, his onetime assistant and mother of his two daughters; in Costa Rica.

SPLITTING UP. LINDA EVANS, 55, Dynasty’s glamorous goody-two-shoes, and YANNI, 43, one-man musical cliche; after nine years together.

EXONERATED. TIMOTHY MCVEIGH, 36, decorated sailor (no relation to the Oklahoma City bomber) who faced dismissal after the Navy discovered that he had identified himself as “gay” on America Online; by a federal judge who ruled that the Navy violated its “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy; in Washington.

INDICTED. YAH LIN (“Charlie”) TRIE, 49, former restaurateur and fund-raising Friend of Clinton, and ANTONIO PAN, 50, his associate; on federal charges that include election-law violations; in Washington. Authorities are searching for both men overseas.

CONVICTED. BOBBY BROWN, 28, yesterday’s New Edition; of drunk driving, and ordered to spend five days in jail; in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

DIED. JOSEPH ALIOTO, 81, charismatic San Francisco mayor; in the city whose skyline he altered with such projects as the Embarcadero Center. Tapped for mayor after the chosen Democratic candidate died in 1967, Alioto met his political demise because of unproven allegations of Mob ties and federal charges of bribery (he was acquitted).

DIED. SHINICHI SUZUKI, 99, Japan’s Pied Piper, whose methods of instruction have taught millions of toddlers worldwide a new mother tongue, classical music; in Tokyo. Putting his techniques into widespread practice in the 1950s, Suzuki coached his tiny pupils to memorize Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star and, later, Mozart’s concertos–without their necessarily being able to read a note.

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