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Milestones Nov. 4, 1996

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ENGAGED. NANCY KASSEBAUM, 64, retiring Kansas Senator; to former Senate majority leader Howard Baker, 70. The two Republicans will announce wedding plans after the fall elections.

CLEARED. RICHARD JEWELL, 33, Atlanta security guard; of involvement with the Olympics bombing; by federal prosecutors. Initially labeled a hero for pointing authorities to a suspicious-looking knapsack that contained a bomb, Jewell later became a victim of law-enforcement leaks and overzealous news media.

CLEARED. WOJCIECH JARUZELSKI, 73, general who led Poland’s communist military regime from 1981 to ’89; by parliament, which voted not to charge him for imposing martial law in 1981; in Warsaw.

RESIGNING. JEFFREY H. ERICKSON, 51, CEO of Trans World Airlines, who received criticism for his company’s handling of the crash of Flight 800. His announcement came hours after TWA reported a $14.3 million quarterly loss.

RESIGNING. GRO HARLEM BRUNDTLAND, 57, Norway’s first woman Prime Minister; in Oslo. The surprise announcement, a year before elections, fueled speculation that she may be preparing a bid to become Secretary-General of the United Nations.

ARRESTED. YASUO HAMANAKA, 48, former copper dealer for Japan’s Sumitomo Corp., who lost an estimated $2.6 billion in allegedly unsanctioned trading; on suspicion of forging two documents to authorize his transactions with a Merrill Lynch dealer; in Tokyo.

SENTENCED. GIORGIO ARMANI, 62, fashion designer; to a 20-day suspended jail term under a plea bargain on charges involving an alleged $197,000 bribe to tax police; in Milan.

DIED. BOB GRIM, 66, former Yankee pitcher and last American League rookie to win 20 games in a season; in Shawnee, Kansas. Grim, who pitched in two World Series, suffered a heart attack after throwing snowballs with neighborhood children, his family said.

DIED. DR. HUGH J. DAVIS, 69, developer of the Dalkon Shield intrauterine birth-control device, which was recalled in 1984 after being blamed for at least 18 deaths; on Gibson Island, Maryland.

DIED. CHET BLAYLOCK, 71, Democratic candidate for Governor of Montana; after an apparent heart attack while driving to debate the G.O.P. incumbent, Marc Racicot; in Deer Lodge, Montana.

DIED. WANG LI, 75, radical leader and propagandist of China’s Cultural Revolution (1966-76) until he became the victim of a purge by Mao Zedong and was imprisoned for 15 years; in Beijing.

DIED. DIANA TRILLING, 91, social and cultural critic who wrote of literary figures, the trial of Jean Harris and her marriage to writer-professor Lionel Trilling; in New York City. Trilling belonged to an intellectual circle that thrived in the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s and included Irving Howe, Saul Bellow, Mary McCarthy and Irving Kristol.

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