Milestones: Jan. 30, 1984

RECOVERING. Jimmy Carter, 59, noted chairmaker, author (Keeping Faith) and former U.S. President; after hospitalization in Atlanta; from minor surgery to remove hemorrhoids; in Plains, Ga.

PETITION DENIED. To Elizabeth Bouvia, 26, cerebral palsy victim who has fought for the right to starve herself to death in a hospital because she is tired of life in "a useless body"; by a California Supreme Court affirmation of earlier decisions to throw out her plea.

ARRESTED. Paul McCartney, 41, megarich ex-Beatle and rock video star (Say Say Say, Pipes of Peace), and his wife Linda McCartney, 42;...

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