Milestones

DIED

Pat Passlof, 83, one of the New York School of Abstract Expressionists. Passlof's dense layers of pigment produced richly impastoed surfaces.

NAMED

By trustees at Penn State University, Louis Freeh, former FBI director and federal judge, to head an independent investigation into the school's sex-abuse scandal.

DIED

Lee Pockriss, 87, songwriter who wrote for TV, film and Broadway; with lyricist Paul Vance, he co-wrote 100 songs, including the No. 1 hit "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini" and "Catch a Falling Star."

REJECTED

The tentative discovery of particles traveling faster than light; scientists in Italy refuted earlier lab measurements...

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