Milestones Feb. 3, 2003

DIED. CRAIG KELLY, 36, a founder and world champion of snowboarding, often called the Michael Jordan of the sport; in an avalanche during a backcountry ski outing; near Revelstoke, British Columbia.

DIED. NELL CARTER, 54, multitalented, ebullient singer-actress; of unknown causes, after collapsing at home; in Beverly Hills, Calif. Before entertaining millions as the housekeeper in the 1980s sitcom Gimme a Break!, she won a Tony in 1978 for her performance in the Broadway musical Ain't Misbehavin'.

DIED. BUD ROPER, 77, respected pollster; of lung cancer; in Bourne, Mass. Roper wrote what is now a staple question to gauge the mood...

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