Milestones Sep. 3, 2001

SETTLED. BRIDGESTONE/FIRESTONE with the family of MARISA RODRIGUEZ, 39, a paralyzed and brain-damaged victim of a Ford Explorer rollover in March 2000; in McAllen, Texas. The company will pay the plaintiffs a reported $7.5 million.

SENTENCED. TOM GREEN, 53, brash Mormon Fundamentalist with five wives and 30 children; to five years in prison and repayment of $78,000 in state welfare checks; in Provo, Utah.

DIED. PETER MAAS, 72, writer who chronicled the lives of Mafia insiders; in New York City. He collaborated with such high-profile Mob informants as Joseph Valachi (The Valachi Papers, 1969), confidant to Vito Genovese, and Sammy (The...

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