Milestones Mar. 3, 1997

APPOINTED. CHARLES CHAPUT, 52, as Archbishop of Denver. Chaput, a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi tribe, is U.S. Catholicism's first Native American archbishop.

RECOVERING. ELIZABETH TAYLOR, 64, from surgery to remove a 2-in. brain tumor, which, doctors say, appears to be benign; in Los Angeles.

CHARGED. GUEORGUI MAKHARADZE, 35, Georgian diplomat, with involuntary manslaughter in the death of Joviane Waltrick, 16, who was killed in a car crash in January; in Washington.

PLEADED GUILTY. DANIEL CARLETON GAJDUSEK, 73, Nobel-prizewinning scientist for his work on viruses; to two counts of child abuse; in Frederick, Maryland. In a plea bargain, Gajdusek will...

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