Milestones Jun. 21, 1999

CONVICTED. TIMOTHY BOOMER, 25, of violating Michigan's 1897 anti-swearing law. In a case that drew much attention, a jury in rural Arenac County found Boomer guilty of repeatedly using "the F word" within earshot of children after his canoe overturned in a river. He faces 90 days in jail. The ACLU, which calls the law unconstitutional, has vowed an appeal.

RELEASED. AUTUMN JACKSON, 24, alleged extortioner of Bill Cosby, who Jackson said was her father (a claim Cosby denied); from federal prison; in Dublin, Calif. An appeals court overturned her 1997 conviction, saying the judge had not explained the extortion law...

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