Milestones Jun. 3, 2002

CONVICTED. BOBBY FRANK CHERRY, 71, former Ku Klux Klan activist; of first-degree murder in the deaths of four young girls in the 1963 bombing of a Birmingham, Ala., church; in Birmingham. Sentenced to life in prison under 1963 Alabama law, Cherry, who bragged about his deed, was the third man to be convicted of the crime that shamed pro-segregationist whites and galvanized civil rights leaders (a fourth died before being tried). Of the 39-year march toward justice, Sarah Collins Rudolph, the sister of victim Addie Mae Collins, said, "It was a long time."

RESIGNED. SANDY BALDWIN, 62, first female president of...

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