Milestones Dec. 23, 2002

RESIGNED. BERNARD CARDINAL LAW, 71, as Archbishop of Boston; over his protection of priests accused of sexual abuse; after a meeting with Pope John Paul II; in Rome. (See page 33.)

DIED. PAUL VATHIS, 77, Pulitzer-prizewinning Associated Press photographer; in his sleep; in Mechanicsburg, Pa. Covering the President in 1961, he got yelled at for snapping a photo between the legs of a Secret Service agent after an aide to President Kennedy ended the photo session. The shot that resulted, of Kennedy and Eisenhower at Camp David, won him the Pulitzer.

DIED. ARVELL SHAW, 79, longtime bassist for Louis Armstrong...

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