Milestones Aug. 8, 2005

DISCOVERED. A possible NEW PLANET, as yet unnamed; by scientists at Caltech, Yale and the Gemini Observatory. The researchers said the ball of rock and ice is the first object larger than Pluto to be found in the outer reaches of the solar system.

WON. LANCE ARMSTRONG, 33, a record seventh consecutive Tour de France; by 4 min. 40 sec. over Ivan Basso of Italy; in his last professional competition; in Paris. Of the race that defined his career, the cycling champion, who in April announced his planned retirement, said, "Vive le Tour, forever!"

SENTENCED. AHMED RESSAM, 38, the so-called millennium...