Milestones Jul. 29, 1996

NAMED. JAMES FALLOWS, 46, Washington editor of the Atlantic Monthly; as new editor of U.S. News & World Report; in Washington. Fallows wrote Breaking the News, a critique of shallowness in contemporary journalism.

DISMISSED. The last claim in a $416 million lawsuit against TIME MAGAZINE by the Church of Scientology over the 1991 cover "Scientology: The Cult of Greed;" by federal District Judge Peter Leisure; in New York City.

DIED. THOMAS SANDEFUR, 56, Brown & Williamson's ex-chairman who, along with other tobacco chiefs, told Congress in 1994 that he did not believe nicotine was addictive; of aplastic anemia; in Louisville, Kentucky.

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