Milestones Jul. 30, 2001

SENTENCED. ROBERT DOWNEY JR., 35, oft-arrested, Oscar-nominated film actor and Ally McBeal co-star; in Indio, Calif.; to a one-year, live-in drug treatment center and three years' probation, after pleading no contest to possession of cocaine and being under the influence. "This is not a gift of the court," Judge Randall White told Downey. "This is going to be hard work."

SENTENCED. JEFFREY ARCHER, 61, former deputy chairman of Britain's Tory party and best-selling novelist, to four years in prison; for perjury and obstruction of justice; in London. After asking friend Ted Francis to support a fake alibi to counter a newspaper's...

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