Milestones Nov. 20, 2000

APPOINTED. RUTH SIMMONS, 55, president of Smith College; to the presidency of Brown University; in Providence, R.I. The youngest of 12 in a Texas sharecropper's family, she is the first black president of an Ivy League institution.

RESIGNING. BERNARD SHAW, 60, CNN anchor who pioneered 24-hr. news coverage and was one of the Boys of Baghdad during the Gulf War; after 20 years. He will leave in February to write his autobiography.

RECOVERING. "JODIE," 3 months, conjoined twin of "Mary"; in Manchester, England. The twins were born attached at the abdomen. An operation separated them and ended the life of...

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