Milestones Sep. 19, 2005

RETIRED. JERRY RICE, 42, the greatest wide receiver in the history of U.S. football; after a storied 20 years in the NFL--16 with the San Francisco 49ers--during which he set records, which he still holds, for most career receptions (1,549), receiving yards (22,895) and receiving touchdowns (197); in Denver. The three-time Super Bowl winner opted to leave when he was no longer assured primary status with the Broncos. "This is a happy day," he said, fighting tears. "I have really enjoyed this ride."

FREED. ROY HALLUMS, 57, U.S. contractor, formerly of Newport Beach, Calif., kidnapped at gunpoint last November while working...

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