Milestones Jan. 29, 1996

STEPPING DOWN. HELEN GURLEY BROWN, 73; as editor of Cosmopolitan magazine; in New York City. Brown boosted circulation from 800,000 in 1965 to its current 2.5 million by championing the sexually bold, if socially conventional, Cosmo Girl. She moves on next year to oversee the 27 global editions of the manhunter's bible.

RESIGNED. ANDREAS PAPANDREOU, 76, politician; as Prime Minister of Greece; in Athens. The Socialist leader weathered political scandal and serious illness--until his latest health problems, which have kept him in intensive care since November. Says a former Cabinet member: "Greece will now enter a period of political boredom."

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