Milestones Jan. 21, 2002

VERDICTS OVERTURNED. In the trial of LEMRICK NELSON JR., 27, and CHARLES PRICE, 47, found guilty of civil rights violations in the stabbing death of a Hasidic Jew during the racially divisive 1991 Crown Heights riots; in New York City. A federal appeals court discarded the convictions of the two black men, ruling that the federal judge in the original trial had influenced the jury makeup to include more Jews.

FINED. MICHAEL LASSETER, 32, who bolted past security guards and down an up escalator, causing a three-hour evacuation of Atlanta's Hartsfield International Airport last November; $3,300, the maximum penalty for a...

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