Milestones Apr. 16, 2001

ARRESTED. DARRYL STRAWBERRY, 39, ex-Mets and ex-Yankees slugger; for violating probation for the fourth time for a 1999 drug and prostitution-solicitation conviction; in Tampa, Fla. Strawberry fled a rehab center and said he was picked up for an A.A. meeting by an addict with whom he smoked crack and was robbed of jewelry by five gunmen.

CONVICTED. AHMED RUSSAM, 33, an Algerian national, for plotting to bomb sites in the U.S., maybe during Y2K festivities; in Los Angeles. Russam was also sentenced to five years by a French court for membership in a radical Islamic group.


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