Milestones Nov. 24, 2003

ELECTED. KATHLEEN BLANCO, 60, a Democrat, as Governor of Louisiana; in a runoff election. Currently Lieutenant Governor, she becomes the state's first woman Governor after defeating Bobby Jindal, an Indian-American Republican.

DAMAGES RULED OUT. In the lawsuit between GRUNER & JAHR USA, publisher of the now defunct Rosie magazine, and the publication's former editor, comedian ROSIE O'DONNELL. After two weeks of often scorching testimony, Judge Ira Gammerman, in a preliminary ruling, said neither party was entitled to damages and likened the legal face-off--in which Gruner & Jahr sued O'Donnell for $100 million for allegedly abandoning her namesake magazine, and O'Donnell countersued...

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