Milestones Mar. 24, 1997

CHARGED. WOLE SOYINKA, 62, Nigerian exile and the 1986 Nobel laureate for literature; with treason by his country's military dictatorship; near Lagos, Nigeria. The regime claims that Soyinka and 11 other dissidents were involved in a series of bombings of army sites. Soyinka fled Nigeria in 1994 and resides in various Western countries.

DIED. THE REV. MAC CHARLES JONES, 47, Baptist minister and bold architect of the National Council of Churches' efforts to investigate the burning of rural black churches throughout the South and awaken public outrage at the arson; of a blood clot; in Dallas.

DIED. LAVERN BAKER, 67, 1950s...

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