Milestones Apr. 7, 1997

BORN. To RICKI LAKE, 28, actress and talk-show host, and her husband, ROB SUSSMAN, 29, an illustrator: their first child, a son, Milo; in New York City.

NOMINATED. CLAUDIA KENNEDY, 49, U.S. Army major general and member of a panel reviewing policies on sexual harassment; to become the Army's first female three-star general; by President Bill Clinton; in Washington.

APPOINTED. ROBERT PINSKY, 56, poet and author of a 1994 translation of the Inferno that put Dante on U.S. best-seller lists; as the nation's poet laureate; in Washington.

DIED. HAROLD MELVIN, 57, leader of the Blue Notes, the gospel-tinted rhythm-and-blues ensemble best...

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