Milestones Jul. 8, 2002

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EXAMINED. GEORGE W. BUSH, 55; in a routine colonoscopy, which found no evidence of any abnormalities. While the President was sedated, power was briefly transferred to Vice President Dick Cheney.

CONVICTED. VINCENT (BUDDY) CIANCI JR., 61, the brash mayor of Providence, R.I., credited with revitalizing the city's downtown; on a single count of racketeering following charges that he solicited bribes in exchange for city jobs and political favors; in Providence. Cianci was acquitted of 11 other charges.

DIED. DANIEL CASE III, 44, who, as head of the high-tech banking firm Hambrecht & Quist, and later chairman of J.P. Morgan HQ, helped fuel the Internet explosion of the '90s; of brain cancer; in San Francisco. Case, brother of AOL Time Warner chairman Steve Case, financed such Silicon Valley pioneers as Apple Computer, Adobe Software and Netscape Communications.

DIED. TIMOTHY WHITE, 50, editor of the record-industry trade publication Billboard; of a heart attack; in New York City. After taking over Billboard in 1991, White presided over an expansion of its pages and urged social-consciousness upon the industry in his columns. He also wrote the acclaimed 1998 biography Catch a Fire: The Life of Bob Marley.

DIED. JOHN ENTWISTLE, 57, bass player for British Invasion rock group the Who; of an apparent heart attack; in a hotel room in Las Vegas. Called by many the most influential bassist in rock's history, he held the band's rhythm together with a less bombastic and more disciplined style than Keith Moon's drumming or Pete Townshend's guitar. His songs for the group included My Wife and Boris the Spider.

DIED. ROSEMARY CLOONEY, 74, cello-voiced singer and actress; of lung cancer; in Beverly Hills, Calif. She disdained her 1951 song Come on-a My House, but the hit launched her career, which included starring with Bing Crosby in White Christmas and more recently giving warm, musicianly cabaret performances. This year she won a lifetime-achievement Grammy.

DIED. JAY BERWANGER, 88, first winner of the Heisman Trophy in 1935 and first player ever drafted by the NFL; in Oak Brook, Ill. In the days before platoon football, Berwanger had to pass, block, tackle, punt, kick off, boot extra points and return punts. Unimpressed by football fame, he stored the trophy at the home of his aunt, who used it as a doorstop.