Milestones, Jan. 9, 1978

MARRIED. Charles Shipman Payson, 79, retired industrialist and majority stockholder of the New York Mets; and Virginia Kraft, 47, associate editor of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, who met him in 1962 when she wrote an article about his Florida hunting lodge; both for the second time; in Falmouth Foreside, Me. Payson's first wife, Heiress Joan Whitney Payson, died in 1975.

DIED. Sheik Sabah as Salim as-Sabah, 62, Emir of Kuwait; of a heart attack; in Kuwait. After succeeding his brother in 1965, he curbed oil production to conserve the enormous reserve that gives the Persian...

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