Milestones Oct. 26, 1998

ENGAGED. KATE WINSLET, 23, Titanic star; to film director JIM THREAPLETON, 24. The two have been secretly betrothed since last summer.

SENTENCED. JEREMY STROHMEYER, 20, convicted molester and murderer of seven-year-old Sherrice Iverson; to life in prison without parole; in Las Vegas. Strohmeyer asked for forgiveness but blasted his former friend David Cash for watching the brutal crime without intervening, saying of Cash, "He makes me sick."

DIED. MAYNARD PARKER, 58, editor of Newsweek; of pneumonia that he contracted after treatment for leukemia; in New York City. A distinguished foreign correspondent and hard-driving journalist, he spent 31 years at Newsweek, the...

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