Milestones Feb. 10, 2003

SENTENCED. Richard Reid, 29, would-be shoe bomber and self-proclaimed al-Qaeda member; to life in prison, for attempting to blow up an American Airlines flight from Paris to Miami in December 2001; in Boston. He pleaded guilty to the charges last year and at his sentencing shouted at the judge, "Your flag will come down and so will your country."

RELEASED. AYATULLAH HOSSEIN ALI MONTAZERI, 80, Iran's most prominent dissident cleric; from five years of house arrest imposed after he challenged the institution of supreme clerical rule; by the Supreme Council of National Security; in Qum. Montazeri was once in line...

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