DIED His election in 1983 as President of Argentina ended eight years of military rule, a period during which thousands of proponents of democracy went missing. Raúl Alfonsín, 82, ordered trials of nine former militia leaders and jailed five.
• She was a Jewish nursing student from Chicago who accompanied her Guyanese husband back to his native land. The pair got involved in leftist politics, and decades later, Janet Jagan, 88, succeeded her deceased spouse as President of Guyana to become the first woman to lead the nation.
• LIFE magazine called him a maverick wizard for his skills as a top mutual-fund manager. But in the '70s, Jack Dreyfus, 95, became a tireless promoter for the epilepsy drug Dilantin as a cure for depression--which he once suffered from--and other ailments.
• While her photographs of New York street life helped shape a generation's impressions of the city, Helen Levitt, 95, was probably best known for shots of children from the '30s and '40s, whether they were wearing Halloween masks or watching bubbles float.
CHARGES DROPPED The U.S. Justice Department announced on April 1 that it would drop all charges against ex--Alaska Senator Ted Stevens, 85, convicted last year of corruption.
SCRAPPED During the 2008 Beijing Olympics international torch relay, protesters repeatedly disturbed the flame's progress. Now the International Olympic Committee will require the torch to remain in its host country.