Milestones Oct. 20, 1997

RESIGNING. JANE ALEXANDER, 57, the stalwart chairwoman of the National Endowment for the Arts; now that both houses of Congress have approved its $98 million budget; in Washington.

SETTLEMENT REACHED. Between the TOBACCO INDUSTRY and NORMA BROIN, 42, lead plaintiff in the $5 billion class action filed on behalf of 60,000 flight attendants seeking damages for secondhand-smoke-related health problems; in Miami. Philip Morris, R.J. Reynolds, Brown & Williamson Tobacco and Lorillard agreed to pay $300 million to set up a research foundation on cancer.

AWARDED. To the parents of SERGIO JIMENEZ II, the six-year-old boy who died in 1994 after being...

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