Milestones Jul. 9, 2001

RECOVERING. BOB DOLE, 77, the 1996 Republican presidential candidate turned Viagra pitchman; from surgery for an abdominal aortic aneurysm; in Cleveland, Ohio. In an experimental procedure, Dole's surgical team inserted a permanent stent into his aorta.

CHARGED. PAULA POUNDSTONE, 41, suit-wearing stand-up comedian and regular panelist on To Tell the Truth; with child endangerment and three counts of committing a lewd act on a girl under the age of 14; in Los Angeles. A habitual foster mom, Poundstone has taken in several children since 1993, and she adopted two in 1997. If convicted, she could face as much as 13 years...

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