Milestones Aug. 19, 1996

AWARDED. To GRADY CARTER, 66, ex-smoker and survivor of lung cancer; a landmark $750,000 in a liability suit against Brown & Williamson Tobacco Co.; in Jacksonville, Florida. Said Carter, a smoker for 44 years: "Somebody needed to take these people on."

INAUGURATED. BORIS YELTSIN, 65, for a second term; in Moscow. Aides said Yeltsin, whose speech seemed slurred as he took the oath of office, will now take an extended vacation.

DIED. JAMES WHITMAN MCLAMORE, 70, co-founder of Burger King, who helped develop the Whopper; of cancer; in Coral Gables, Florida.

DIED. HERBERT HUNCKE, 81, hustler and hooligan who gave the...

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