Milestones Sep. 4, 2000

ORDERED RELEASED ON BAIL. WEN HO LEE, 60, fired Los Alamos National Laboratory physicist suspected by the FBI of espionage in smuggling U.S. nuclear secrets to China; by a federal judge's decision; after eight months' solitary confinement in a Santa Fe, N.M., prison. Judge James Parker ruled that the case for holding Lee as a security threat until his Nov. 6 trial was unpersuasive. Lee must still meet $1 million bail and be stringently monitored at his home.

DIED. EDWARD CRAVEN WALKER, 82, unabashed nudist and inventor of the oozing 1960s groovy-soothing lava lamp; in Ringwood, England. After the lamp buyer...

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