Milestones May 25, 1998

ENGAGED. MATT LAUER, 40, hunky co-host of NBC's Today show, to model Annette Roque, 32; in Venice, Italy.

PLEADED NO CONTEST. GEORGE MICHAEL, 34, I Want Your Sex-singing pop star; to committing a "lewd act" in a public rest room; in Beverly Hills, Calif. A judge placed Michael on probation and ordered him to perform community service and undergo sexual counseling.

DIED. RONALD RIDENHOUR, 52, Vietnam vet turned investigative journalist whose dogged accusations as an ex-G.I. led to the exposure of the massacre at My Lai; of a heart attack while playing handball; in Metairie, La. Shocked by comrades' talk of...

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