Milestones Oct. 16, 2006

PLEADED GUILTY. Melson Bacos, 21, U.S. Navy medic; to kidnapping and conspiracy in the murder of Iraqi civilian Hashim Ibrahim Awad; at Camp Pendleton, Calif. As part of a plea deal--murder and other charges against him were dropped--Bacos testified that he tried to intervene, then watched as two Marines fired 10 rounds into Awad's head after abducting him from his home in the Iraqi town of Hamdania. One of seven Marines charged in the crime, Bacos was first to go to a court-martial.

DIED. Tamara Dobson, 59, Amazonian model-actress who created one of the blaxploitation genre's most memorable women--the Corvette-driving, martial-arts-loving...

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