Milestones Jul. 4, 2005

CONVICTED. EDGAR RAY KILLEN, 80, former Ku Klux Klansman accused of orchestrating the 1964 murders of civil rights workers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner in Mississippi, of manslaughter; on the 41st anniversary of the crime that helped speed passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act; in Philadelphia, Miss. The first person to face murder charges in the case--a jury deadlocked over his conviction on civil rights violations in a 1967 federal trial--Killen was sentenced to the maximum of 60 years in prison.

SENTENCED. JOHN RIGAS, 80, ailing founder of U.S. cable giant Adelphia Communications, and his son TIMOTHY RIGAS,...

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