Milestones Sep. 6, 1999

AILING. MARTIN LAWRENCE, 34, actor and comedian; after collapsing during a run and falling into a coma; at a hospital in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Lawrence--whose body temperature was 107[degrees] when he was admitted--was jogging in heavy clothes in 100[degrees] heat to lose weight for a role. He regained consciousness after three days and is in serious but stable condition.

AILING. MONTEL WILLIAMS, 43, earnest TV talk-show host; with multiple sclerosis. Williams, who will continue working, said he aimed to show other MS sufferers they "can get out of bed."

DIED. MARTHA ROUNTREE, 87, pioneering journalist who co-created NBC's Meet the Press,...

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