Milestones Feb. 17, 2003

DROPPED. By the GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE, Congress's investigative arm; its lawsuit, filed last year, over Vice President Dick Cheney's refusal to turn over records, including names of advisers, of his policy-shaping energy task force, insisting that they needed to remain confidential; in Washington. A major victory for the Bush Administration, the GAO's decision not to appeal a recent loss in federal district court was prompted, the agency said, by the "significant time and resources over several years" that the case would have required.

ARRESTED. COURTNEY LOVE, 38, rock-star widow of Kurt Cobain; for verbally abusing the cabin crew on a...

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