Milestones Nov. 8, 1999

CONFESSED. LUIS ALFREDO GARAVITO, 42, a drifter, to killing 140 children in Colombia during a five-year period. Garavito told police he lured the children with soft drinks, money and disguises. Some 114 bodies have been found so far, many dumped in a ravine.

ASSASSINATED. VAZGEN SARKISIAN, 40, Prime Minister of Armenia; inside the Armenian parliament; in Yerevan. The gunmen--who killed several other officials before taking 40 hostages--claimed a coup d'etat but surrendered the following morning. A former Defense Minister, Sarkisian had been in the post for five years.

DIED. PAYNE STEWART, 42, pro golfer and winner of this year's U.S. Open;...

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