Milestones Dec. 30, 1996

BORN. To NANCY KERRIGAN, 27, ex-Olympian figure skater, and JERRY SOLOMON, 42, her husband-manager; their first child, Matthew; in Boston.

ENGAGED. JOHN KASICH, 44, House Budget chairman, to KAREN WALDBILLIG, 32, a communications consultant.

NOMINATED. ANDREW CUOMO, 39, son of New York's ex-Governor Mario, as Housing Secretary; ALEXIS HERMAN, 49, White House aide, as Labor Secretary; FEDERICO PENA, 49, the Transportation chief, as Energy Secretary; and RODNEY SLATER, 41, Federal Highway Administrator, to replace Pena; by President Clinton; in Washington.

RECOVERING. DAVE THOMAS, 64, Wendy's founder and pitchman; from quadruple heart-bypass surgery following an apparent heart attack.


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