RESIGNING. TOM RIDGE, 59, as the first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security; TOMMY THOMPSON, 63, as Secretary of Health and Human Services; and JOHN DANFORTH, 68, as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Ridge's nominated replacement is BERNARD KERIK, 49, the plainspoken former New York City police commissioner who helped guide the city during the Sept. 11 attacks and was a vocal supporter of George W. Bush's re-election.

RETIRED. TOM BROKAW, 64, anchor of NBC's Nightly News; after 21 years; in New York City. Brokaw, who was promoted from the morning Today show in 1982, helped propel NBC...

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