Milestones Aug. 30, 1999

ARRESTED. REBIYA KADER, 50, one of China's best-known businesswomen; on as yet undetermined charges; in Urumqi, China. The owner of a department store, Kader, a member of the Muslim Uighur minority, was detained while on her way to meet members of the U.S. Congressional Research Service--reportedly to deliver an account of police harassment.

FILED SUIT. MUHAMMAD ALI, 57, boxing legend; against his former personal attorney, Richard Hirschfeld, and an associate; for allegedly taking advantage of his Parkinson's disease to deprive him of rights to his life story; in Norfolk, Va.

RECOVERING. JIM ("CATFISH") HUNTER, 53, Hall of Fame pitcher...

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