Milestones Oct. 4, 2004

BARRED. YUSUF ISLAM, 56, the singer formerly known as Cat Stevens, whose albums sold 25 million copies in the 1960s and '70s; from the U.S.; after his United Airlines flight from London to Washington was diverted to Bangor, Maine, when U.S. officials discovered he was on the no-fly list for having suspected ties to terrorists. He returned to London, saying "The whole thing is totally ridiculous" and vowing to challenge the ban.

ACQUITTED. GLORIA TREVI, 36, irreverent pop-music superstar nicknamed "Mexico's Madonna"; on charges of kidnapping, rape and corruption of minors; after spending nearly five years in prison; in Chihuahua, Mexico....

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