By People Staff
Updated March 12, 1998 12:00 AM
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Russell Baker, 73, the Pulitzer Prize winner who amused readers of The New York Times with his gentle humor since 1962. His final column appeared Friday. “Since it is Christmas, a day on which nobody reads a newspaper anyhow,” he wrote, “I shall take the otherwise inexcusable liberty of talking about me and newspapers. I love them.” And they, he.