Milestones Dec. 4, 2000

APPOINTED. THEODORE MCCARRICK, 70, Archbishop of Newark, advocate for debt relief in Third World countries and supporter of immigration; to head the high-profile Archdiocese of Washington. McCarrick succeeds retiring Cardinal James Hickey. Like all bishops, McCarrick is expected to resign at 75.

DIED. LARS-ERIK NELSON, 59, audacious columnist for the New York Daily News for nearly two decades, who also worked for the New York Review of Books, Reuters and Newsday; of an apparent stroke; in Washington. Nelson was an old-school journalist who never missed a deadline, but he had a fanciful streak--he taught himself to play guitar on a long...

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