Milestones Sep. 7, 1998

WON. TOMS RIVER EAST, the pint-size baseball team from New Jersey, defeating Kashima, Japan, 12-9, after twice giving up the lead, at the Little League World Series; in Williamsport, Pa.

DIED. CHARLES DIGGS JR., 75, 13-term Congressman who left the House in 1980 in disgrace; in Washington. Diggs, a Democrat from Detroit, pushed to increase American aid to Africa and in 1969 helped found the Congressional Black Caucus. In 1978 he was convicted of orchestrating a payroll-kickback scheme, and he was censured by the House in 1979. He resigned the following year.

DIED. FREDERICK REINES, 80, Nobel-prizewinning scientist known as...

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