Milestones, Sep. 15, 1980

BORN. To Tom Wolfe, 49, razzmatazz stylist and astute chronicler of the trendy and status conscious, who coined "radical chic" and "the me decade" and wrote The Right Stuff, a recent bestseller about the Mercury astronauts; and Sheila Berger Wolfe, 37, art director of Harper's magazine: a daughter, their first child; in New York City. Name: Alexandra Kennerly.

MARRIED. Karen Carpenter, 30, singing and drumming half of the brother-sister duo the Carpenters; and Thomas James Burris,

39, real estate developer and a member of Ronald Reagan's campaign finance committee; she for the first time,...

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