Milestones Sep. 25, 1995

SUIT SETTLED. By ART BUCHWALD, 69, and Paramount Pictures; for $825,000; after a protracted court battle; in Los Angeles. Satirist Buchwald and producer Alain Bernheim initially won their suit, which charged that the studio's Coming to America was based on a Buchwald scenario, after a 1992 trial made famous by Paramount's claim that the Eddie Murphy hit lost money.

RECOVERING. LOU HOLTZ, 58, Notre Dame football coach; from 4 1/2 hours of surgery to relieve debilitating spinal-cord pressure; at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Though he is improving, Holtz will be on the bench for at least two more weeks.

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