Milestones Aug. 28, 2000

BORN. To IMAN, 45, swan-necked Somali model; and DAVID BOWIE, 53, glamrock icon and Web entrepreneur; their first child together, a daughter, Alexandria Zahra Jones; in Los Angeles.

ARRESTED. BEI LING, 40, Boston-based Chinese poet and editor of Tendency, which publishes young Chinese writers and interviews with Western authors; while visiting Beijing. Days later, Bei's brother, writer HUANG FENG, was also arrested. Charges against them are unclear.

SENTENCED. GARY PAUL KARR, 52; to life in prison for extortion from atheist Madalyn Murray O'Hair, missing since 1995 along with her son and granddaughter; in Austin, Texas. Trial testimony pointed to the...

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