Milestones Jun. 7, 2004

UPHELD. OREGON'S DEATH WITH DIGNITY ACT, by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals; in San Francisco. The endorsement of the U.S.'s only assisted-suicide law, which lets doctors prescribe lethal drugs to terminal patients requesting them, was a rebuke to Attorney General John Ashcroft, who tried to block the law.

APPOINTED. BERNARD CARDINAL LAW, by the Vatican, to become the archpriest of St. Mary Major Basilica in Rome. Cardinal Law was forced to resign in 2002 as head of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston after numerous revelations of sexual abuse involving members of his clergy.

DIED. UMBERTO AGNELLI, 69, chairman of...

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