Milestones Aug. 1, 2005

RESIGNED. PRINCE BANDAR BIN SULTAN, 56, after 22 years as Saudi Arabian ambassador to the U.S.; citing personal reasons. Some speculated that the Washington insider, whose access and influence earned him the nickname Top Gun among some government officials, is seeking a role in the Saudi government, perhaps as intelligence chief or as a national security adviser. He is succeeded by former Saudi intelligence chief Prince Turki al-Faisal, currently ambassador to Britain.

DIED. JOHN OSTROM, 77, Yale paleontologist who popularized the theory that dinosaurs are linked with modern birds; of pneumonia; in Litchfield, Conn. With the 1964 discovery of a two-legged...

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