Milestones Jan. 24, 2000

BORN. To Nobel-prize winning author SAUL BELLOW, 84, and fifth wife JANICE FREEDMAN, 41; a girl, Bellow's fourth child and first daughter; in Boston.

SENTENCED. NATHANIEL ABRAHAM, 13, youngest American ever tried and convicted of murder as an adult, to seven years in juvenile detention; in Pontiac, Mich. Abraham was 11 when he shot an 18-year-old to death.

RECOVERING. DAVID LETTERMAN, 52, late-night talk-show host, from emergency quintuple-bypass surgery; in New York City. Doctors predict a swift recovery.

DIED. BOBBY PHILLS, 30, Charlotte Hornets guard, when a drag race with a teammate ended in a collision; in Charlotte, N.C. A nine-year...

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