Milestones Aug. 18, 1997

BIRTH REVEALED. Of GENE, the first bull calf cloned from fetal stem cells; by ABS Global Inc.; in De Forest, Wis.

SENTENCED. MALCOLM SHABAZZ, 12, grandson of Malcolm X; to 18 months at a juvenile detention center; in Lenox, Mass.; for setting a fire that killed his grandmother, Betty Shabazz.

DIED. FELA ANIKUPALO-KUTI, 58, confrontational father of Afro-Beat; after suffering from AIDS; in Lagos. Flamboyant and unapologetic--he married 27 women in one mass ceremony--Fela liked to strut about the stage clad only in briefs. He wielded his saxophone like a weapon, directing it against the Nigerian government in songs like V.I.P....

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