Milestones Oct. 25, 1999

ARRESTED. GIANCARLO PARRETTI, 58, fugitive financier; near Orvieto, Italy. Parretti, whose $1.3 billion takeover of MGM in 1990 and subsequent default on an $888 million loan nearly destroyed the company, fled the U.S. in 1996 after being convicted of perjury and evidence tampering.

DIED. WILT ("The Stilt") CHAMBERLAIN, 63, 7 ft. 1 in., "gentle giant" of the NBA and the only player to have scored 100 points in a game; of congestive heart failure; in Bel Air, Calif. (see EULOGY and ESSAY).

DIED. JULIUS NYERERE, 77, statesman and Tanzania's first President; of leukemia; in London. Nyerere led his country to...

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