Milestones Feb. 13, 1995

HONORED. Former Presidents HARRY TRUMAN and RONALD REGAN; with state-of-the-art aircraft carriers bearing their names, to be commissioned in 1998 and 2002; thanks to President Clinton.

DIED. GERALD DURRELL, 70, British conservationist and best-selling writer; of complications from a liver transplant; in St. Helier on the Channel island of Jersey. The self- described "champion of small uglies," Durrell founded the Jersey Zoological Park in 1958, where he bred endangered species to return to the wild-a controversial but ultimately effective program. Encouraged by his novelist brother Lawrence, he wrote a series of witty, educational musings on his life's work, such as The...

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