Milestones Jan. 8, 1996

RESIGNING. ERIC OBER, 53, president of CBS News; in New York City. Ober walks the plank after five rocky years at the helm, piloting the network's news division through the rough seas of cost cuts, declining ratings and the ill-fated pairing of shipmates Connie Chung and Dan Rather.

RECOVERING. CHUN DOO HWAN, 64, former South Korean President; from a 26-day hunger strike; in Seoul. Chun was arrested in December for his role in the 1979 coup that brought him to power. He was given oxygen and an intravenous drip, and should be well enough to be tried in about a month.

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