Milestones Nov. 24, 1997

BORN. To ELISABETH SHUE, 34, fetching Oscar-nominated actress, and her husband DAVIS GUGGENHEIM, TV director; a son, Miles William; in Los Angeles.

PLEADED GUILTY. FREDERICK WILLIAMSON, 60, former president of the company that sold tainted Mexican strawberries in the U.S.; to conspiracy and making false claims; in San Diego.

AILING. EUGENE MCCARTHY, 81, former Minnesota Senator and five-time anti-war presidential contender; due to complications arising from an ulcer and a bad back; in Washington.

DIED. LEON FORREST, 60, ambitious novelist whose stream-of-consciousness works explored black history; of cancer; in Evanston, Ill. Forrest traversed generations to examine slavery in The Bloodworth Orphans;...