Milestones Apr. 3, 2000

BORN. To DEE DEE MYERS, 38, former Clinton press secretary, and husband TODD PURDUM, 40, New York Times journalist: first child, Katharine; in Los Angeles.

RESIGNED. Outgoing Taiwanese President LEE TENG-HUI, 77, as head of the Nationalist Party; after the stunning election defeat of the party's presidential candidate to opposition politician Chen Shui-bian; in Taipei. The Nationalists' first loss of power since Taiwan's founding in 1949 sparked protests and calls for Lee's departure.

AWARDED. To FREEMAN DYSON, 76, agnostic physicist-ethicist, the Templeton Prize in religion; in New York City. He won for advocating a fusion of moral values with science.

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