Milestones May 13, 2002

SUSPENDED. MARIE-REINE LE GOUGNE, 41, and DIDIER GAILHAGUET, 48, French skating officials who, the International Skating Union ruled, colluded to fix the result of the pairs event at the Salt Lake City Olympics in February by ranking the Russian pair ahead of the Canadians; from any involvement with international skating for three years; in Lausanne, Switzerland.

AILING. LADY BIRD JOHNSON, 89, after suffering a mild stroke; in Austin, Texas. Her doctor at Seton Medical Center said the former First Lady was alert and resting comfortably but having difficulty speaking.

DIED. ALEXANDER LEBED, 52, blunt, charismatic Soviet general instrumental in defending the...

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