Milestones

AWARDED. ALAN HOLLINGHURST, 50, British author; the Man Booker Prize for The Line of Beauty, the first novel with an overtly gay theme to win the literary award; in London. Of Hollinghurst's evocative tale of a young hedonist in Thatcherite London, Man Booker panel chairman Chris Smith said, "The fact it can be considered as a perfectly valid part of contemporary fiction without regarding [gay relationships] as unique shows how much times have changed."

SENTENCED. Staff Sergeant IVAN L. FREDERICK II, 38, highest-ranking U.S. Army reservist accused in the Abu Ghraib prison scandal; to eight years in jail...

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