Milestones Sep. 28, 1998

DIED. JUNIUS KELLOGG, 71, incorruptible cager who as a star collegiate center in 1951 exposed a point-shaving scheme that rocked the sport; in New York City. Kellogg, Manhattan College's first black basketball player, notified his coach after being asked to participate in what was revealed to be a widespread plot to fix games at seven colleges, a fateful decision that led to numerous players' arrests. Kellogg joined the Harlem Globetrotters after graduation, but a 1954 car accident left him paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair. He went on to popularize and coach wheelchair basketball.

DIED. GEORGE WALLACE, 79, four-term Alabama Governor,...

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