Milestones Feb. 15, 1999

AILING. WALTER PAYTON, 44, Hall of Fame Chicago Bears running back; of a rare liver disease; in Chicago. He awaits a liver transplant.

SENTENCED. MIKE TYSON, 32, trouble-friendly boxing champion; to one year in prison, for assaulting two motorists after an August traffic accident; in Rockville, Md.

DIED. HUNTZ HALL, 78, pop-eyed, baseball cap-sporting comedic actor and member of Hollywood's renowned gang of street toughs, the Dead End Kids (a.k.a. East Side Kids and Bowery Boys); in Los Angeles. Hall, who was first cast as the dim-witted sidekick to Leo Gorcey in the 1935 play Dead End, played the same character...

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