Milestones Nov. 17, 2003

BORN. TO LATE-NIGHT HOST DAVID LETTERMAN, 56, and his longtime girlfriend, Regina Lasko, 42; a son, Harry Joseph Letterman; in New York City. His first night back on the air, Letterman showed a picture and said he had named his first child after his late father, who died at the age of 57.

CONSECRATED. V. GENE ROBINSON, 56, as bishop of New Hampshire and the first openly gay prelate in the Episcopal Church; in Durham, N.H. Conservative Anglican church leaders around the globe declared a state of "impaired communion" with the American church but stopped short--for now--of a threatened official break....

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