Milestones Aug. 6, 2001

AILING. NELSON MANDELA, 83, anti-apartheid crusader and the first black President of South Africa; from early-stage prostate cancer; in Johannesburg. Mandela will undergo radiation therapy over the next several weeks while keeping up his relentless globe-trotting schedule.

SENTENCED. NATHANIEL BRAZILL, 14, Florida teen who was convicted of second-degree murder last May for shooting his 35-year-old teacher; to 28 years in prison; in West Palm Beach, Fla. Though he was 13 at the time of the murder, Brazill was tried as an adult.

RELEASED. GAO ZHAN, 39, and QIN GUANGGUANG, 45, Chinese scholars with U.S. ties, convicted of spying for Taiwan; in...

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