Milestones Feb. 25, 2002

ARRAIGNED. JOHN WALKER LINDH, 21, American Taliban accused of aiding al-Qaeda and conspiring to kill Americans; in federal court in Alexandria, Va. Lindh pleaded, "Not guilty, sir," as the family of CIA officer Johnny (Mike) Spann--killed at the prison where Lindh was captured--watched. Lindh faces life imprisonment if convicted.

DIED. MIKE DARR, 25, outfielder for the San Diego Padres; after the car he was driving hit an interstate-highway median; in Phoenix, Ariz. Following the loss of minor leaguer Gerik Baxter last summer, Darr became the second Padres player killed in a car crash in less than a year.


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