Milestones Dec. 20, 1999

RECORD SET. LAFFIT PINCAY JR., 52, Thoroughbred racing Hall of Famer; as jockey with the most wins, supplanting Bill Shoemaker, who held the title for 29 years; with his 8,834th victory; aboard Irish Nip at Hollywood Park; in Inglewood, Calif. The Panamanian's 35-year career includes winning the 1984 Kentucky Derby and three Belmont Stakes.

INDICTED. WEN HO LEE, 59, nuclear-weapons scientist, on 59 counts of mishandling classified data from the Los Alamos weapons laboratory, where he was employed. The Taiwan-born U.S. citizen, who was not charged with espionage, faces the possibility of life in prison.


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