Milestones Nov. 10, 1997

ELECTED. MARTIN LUTHER KING III, 40, eldest son of the slain civil rights leader; as president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference; in Atlanta. The group was led by his father when he was killed in 1968.

RETIRING. BILL BERRY, 39, after 17 years as drummer for R.E.M., the thinking person's platinum-selling rock band. Berry says the ruptured brain aneurysm he suffered during R.E.M.'s 1995 world tour has led him to rethink his priorities. The group will continue as a trio.

INJURED. MIKE TYSON, 31, beleaguered boxer; after he fell off his motorcycle, puncturing a lung and breaking a rib; in...

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