Milestones Nov. 8, 2004

AILING. WILLIAM REHNQUIST, 80, Chief Justice of the U.S.; with thyroid cancer; in Washington. The type and prognosis of his illness, which has prompted increased speculation about the future of the Supreme Court, were not disclosed, although the additional announcement of a tracheotomy suggests an advanced or complicated case.

SETTLED. SEXUAL HARASSMENT SUIT, BY BILL O'REILLY, 55, FOX News channel's brashly conservative talk-show host, and Andrea Mackris, 33, former producer of his show The O'Reilly Factor; for an undisclosed sum; in New York City. O'Reilly had vowed to fight the suit, which accused him of making sexually explicit phone calls to...

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