Milestones Sep. 30, 1996

ENGAGED. MORTIMER ZUCKERMAN, 59, publishing and real estate magnate, and MARLA PRATHER, 40, a curator at the National Gallery of Art. DIVORCING. PRINCESS STEPHANIE, 31, Monaco's younger princess, and DANIEL DUCRUET, 31, her ex-bodyguard; in Monaco. The split follows publication of photos of a nude romp by Ducruet and a beauty queen.

PLEADED GUILTY. RICHARD PETTY, 59, ex-auto racing ace and G.O.P. candidate for North Carolina secretary of state; to charges of tailgating on Interstate 85; in Concord, North Carolina.

RETIRING. SHIMON PERES, 73, recently defeated Israeli Prime Minister and Nobel Peace laureate; as head of the Labor Party; in Jerusalem....

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