Milestones Jun. 4, 2001

REACHED SUMMIT. ERIK WEIHENMAYER, 32, blind mountaineer; on Mount Everest. The Golden, Colo., climber is the first blind person ever to scale the world's highest peak. Among his 18 climbing teammates was Sherman Bull, 64, the oldest person ever to reach the summit.

AILING. CORINA MORARIU, 23, former No. 1 ranked women's doubles player and 1999 Wimbledon women's doubles champion with Lindsay Davenport; with a rare form of leukemia; in Florida. Doctors estimated that Morariu had been sick for months, even while playing the grueling WTA tour.

PLEADED GUILTY. STEVE MADDEN, 44, shoe designer and proponent of the platform sneaker; to...

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