Milestones May 7, 2001

EVACUATED. RONALD SHEMENSKI, 59, physician at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station; stricken with gallstones and pancreatitis; to Punta Arenas, Chile. In the second such mission in a year and a half--Dr. Jerri Nielsen, suffering from breast cancer, was rescued from the same station in October 1999--a team flying a twin-engine prop plane braved -90[Degrees]F winter weather and complete darkness.

RESIGNED. SCOTT WADDLE, 41, skipper of the submarine Greeneville, which sank the Japanese trawler Ehime Maru, killing nine; from the U.S. Navy, with full rank and pension; in Honolulu. A court of inquiry ruled that Waddle had breached proper procedure in the hours...

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