Milestones Dec. 18, 2000

GRANTED. JUAN RAUL GARZA, 44, the first federal prisoner scheduled for execution since 1963; a six-month reprieve; by President Clinton; in Terre Haute, Ind. Citing racial and geographic disparities in the federal death-penalty system, Clinton passed the fate of the convicted murderer to the next Administration.

DIED. JULIAN DIXON, 66, ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee and a senior member of the congressional Black Caucus who represented his west Los Angeles district for 22 years; of an apparent heart attack; in Los Angeles. A strong civil rights advocate and lobbyist for the District of Columbia, Dixon served on congressional ethics...

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