Milestones Nov. 27, 2006

SENTENCED. James Barker, 23, U.S. Army specialist; to 90 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to participating in the rape of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and the murder of the girl, her younger sister and her parents last March in the village of Mahmudiya, south of Baghdad; in Fort Campbell, Ky. Asked why he did it, Barker, who cut a deal to avoid the death penalty and agreed to testify against his four alleged co-conspirators, said, "I hated Iraqis ... They can smile at you, then shoot you in your face without even thinking about it."

DIED. Florence Tullis, 70,...

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