Milestones Aug. 28, 2006

SENTENCED. Mel Gibson, 50, controversy-generating movie star who was arrested last month after driving while intoxicated and showering the police officers who apprehended him with anti-Semitic epithets--for which he has since apologized; to three years of probation, $1,600 in fines and one year in a 12-step program for alcoholism; after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor count of drunk driving; in Malibu, Calif.

DIED. Miguel (Anga) Diaz, 45, considered the finest conga virtuoso of his generation, who energized genres from jazz to traditional Cuban standards with his battering five-drum technique; of a heart attack; in Sant Sadurni d'Anoia, Spain. A player...

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