Milestones Nov. 18, 2002

RESIGNED. HARVEY PITT, 53, as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission; in Washington. The embattled Bush appointee, whose 15-month tenure was marked by missteps and corporate scandals, exited on election night, following embarrassing revelations about his appointee to head a new accounting-oversight board, William H. Webster.

DIED. LONNIE DONEGAN, 71, Scottish rock and blues musician who in the 1950s introduced Britain to "skiffle"--a precursor to rock 'n' roll that combines folk, jug band, country, jazz and blues--inspiring musicians like John Lennon, Van Morrison and Pete Townshend; after a long battle with heart ailments; in Peterborough, England. Among his hits were...

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