Milestones Aug. 14, 2000

RECOVERING. FORMER PRESIDENT GERALD FORD, 87, from at least one mild stroke following an upbeat appearance at the Republican National Convention; in Philadelphia. Doctors also drained an abscess in Ford's swollen tongue, caused by a rare bacterial infection.

SENTENCED. ABE HIRSCHFELD, 80, combative outburst-prone millionaire; to one to three years in prison for soliciting a hitman to kill his business partner; in New York City.

CHARGED. EX-INDONESIAN PRESIDENT SUHARTO, 79, ailing political strongman now under house arrest; with embezzling up to $570 million from state coffers; in Jakarta. Suharto's lawyers claim he's mentally unfit to stand trial.


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