Milestones: Dec. 19, 1983

SENTENCED. John Jenrette, 47, former Democratic Congressman from South Carolina; to two years in prison and a $20,000 fine; for accepting a $50,000 bribe from FBI agents posing as Arab sheiks in the 1978-80 Abscam operation; in Washington, D.C. The sixth of seven U.S. legislators to be sentenced in Abscam, Jenrette asked the judge for leniency with a bit of forced insouciance, saying he had "no desire to further burden the overcrowded prisons."

DIED. Charlie Brown, 57, art instructor, longtime friend of Cartoonist Charles Schulz, and real-life model for the luckless, roundheaded hero...

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