Milestones Oct. 31, 2005

NAMED. TAI SHAN ("Peaceful Mountain"), the panda, now 13 lbs., born in July to Tian Tian and Mei Xiang at the National Zoo; in Washington. The choice was made in an online poll by more than 200,000 votes.

PLEADED NOT GUILTY. Former dictator of Iraq, SADDAM HUSSEIN, 68, on the first day of his long-awaited trial; to the torture and murder of 148 men and teenage boys after a 1982 attempt on his life; in Baghdad. Before the eyes of many stunned Iraqis who were watching on television, a gaunt but defiant Hussein refused even to acknowledge his name, declaring,...

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