Milestones Apr. 1, 2002

RETIRING. MARGARET THATCHER, 76, Europe's first woman Prime Minister, who as Conservative leader of Britain earned the nickname "Iron Lady" for her battles against socialism and the labor unions; from the public lecture circuit; after suffering a series of small strokes; in London.

AILING. PAMELA ANDERSON, 34, TV actress; with hepatitis C, a potentially fatal but often treatable virus that attacks the liver; in Los Angeles. The former Baywatch star said she contracted it by sharing a tattoo needle with her rocker ex-husband Tommy Lee, whom she is battling for custody of their children. Lee's publicist denied he had the virus,...

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