Milestones Nov. 13, 2000

HOSPITALIZED. TED WILLIAMS, 82, former Boston Red Sox outfielder who was one of the greatest hitters baseball has ever known; reportedly for congestive heart failure; in Gainesville, Fla. The Hall of Famer suffered two strokes in the 1990s.

DIED. ROBERT CORMIER, 75, writer, editor; in Boston. An award-winning journalist, Cormier wrote the acclaimed, controversial 1974 young-adult novel The Chocolate War, listed as one of the books most frequently banned in schools.

DIED. STEVE ALLEN, 78, late-night talk-show pioneer; of an apparent heart attack; in Encino, Calif. The first host of NBC's Tonight show, Allen went on to star in a string...

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