SENTENCED. MICHAEL LAU, 42, ex-priest convicted of molesting a 15-year-old altar boy, to 41/2 years in prison; in Hong Kong. Lau is one of eight current or former priests of Hong Kong's Roman Catholic Church accused of pedophilia, and he was defrocked in 1995 after an in-house investigation found him guilty. It is the first time a cleric has been jailed for sex crimes in the territory.
CHARGED. SEAMUS DALY, 32, suspected member of the separatist Real IRA paramilitary group, with membership in an illegal organization after being arrested in connection with the 1988 Omagh bombing, which killed 29 and injured 220; in Dublin. Daly is one of five men being sued in a civil action by relatives of the victims.
DIED. ELEANOR DALEY, 95, widow of former Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley; in Chicago. Daley was matriarch of a political family that includes sons William M. Daley, a former U.S. commerce secretary, and Richard M. Daley, Chicago's current mayor. Although rarely in the public eye, Daley campaigned behind the scenes for her husband, who ran the city for 21 years, and sons.
DIED. MUSHAF ALI MIR, 55, commander of Pakistan's air force, after his Fokker F-27 aircraft crashed while flying from Islamabad to Kohat; in northwestern Pakistan. All 17 passengers were killed, including Mir's wife and two air vice-marshals. The cause of the crash is unknown.
DIED. DONALD EUGENE LYTLE A.K.A. JOHNNY PAYCHECK, 64, hell-raising country singer best remembered for his 1977 working-class anthem Take This Job and Shove It; in Nashville, Tennessee. Paycheck recorded 70 albums and had more than two dozen other hit singles, including Don't Take Her,She's All I Got and Slide Off Your Satin Sheets. When he renounced his wild ways in his 50s, he said of his fans: "They still remember me as that crazy, good-time-Charlie honky-tonker, and I don't tell 'em any different." DIED. LILIANE DE ROTHSCHILD, late 80s, quiet member of the French banking family known for her charitable donations to the art world; in Royaumont, France. Her gifts to the Louvre include a diamond-studded snuffbox given by Queen Victoria to her great-grandfather, a French minister of state.
KILLED. OM RAMSADY, 50, former Cambodian parliamentarian turned adviser to the National Assembly president, Prince Norodom Ranariddh; in Phnom Penh. Ramsady was shot at an outdoor cafe by what's known locally as "a flying bike"—a two-man hit squad on a motorcycle. Ranariddh, whose royalist Funcinpec party faces off against Prime Minister Hun Sen's Cambodian People's Party in general elections in July, claimed the killing was a political assassination.
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