AILING. SHARON STONE, 43, actress who starred in Basic Instinct; after suffering a brain hemorrhage; in a San Francisco hospital. Stone, now being monitored for complications, entered the hospital on Sept. 29 with a headache.
SUSPENDED. BILL CLINTON, 55, from practicing law at the Supreme Court; in Washington. The ruling--which could lead to permanent disbarment--was a routine extension of Clinton's suspension from practicing in Arkansas as part of his settlement with the independent counsel's office over the Monica Lewinsky investigation. It marked the first time a President has been disciplined by the high court.
DIED. BEA GADDY, 68, revered city council member and advocate for the poor; of breast cancer; in Baltimore, Md. A tiny woman whose impoverished childhood included scavenging for food in garbage cans, Gaddy gained fame--former President Bush dubbed her the 695th point of light--with her annual Thanksgiving dinner for 20,000.
DIED. GLORIA HEMINGWAY, 69, transsexual youngest son turned daughter of novelist Ernest Hemingway; in a Miami jail cell. Born Gregory, the former physician wrote Papa: A Personal Memoir in 1976, battled alcohol addiction and had her medical license revoked. Her famous father once said Gregory had "the biggest dark side in the family except me."
DIED. NGUYEN VAN THIEU, 76, controversial President of South Vietnam during the war, who survived various attacks but resigned--and fled--as North Vietnamese troops approached Saigon in April 1975; in Boston. Thieu seized power in 1965, and at the urging of the U.S., held elections in 1967. But he surrounded himself with corrupt generals and was perceived by many as ineffective.
DIED. FRANK GASPARRO, 92, chief engraver for the U.S. Mint from 1965 to 1981; in Havertown, Pa. Among his creations: the "tails" side of the current penny and the Susan B. Anthony dollar.
DIED. MIKE MANSFIELD, 98, low-key but resolute Montana Democrat and longtime Senate majority leader; in Washington. A high school dropout and "mucker" of mines in Butte, Mansfield got his college degree at the urging of his wife Maureen and went on to a five-decade political career, including 24 years in the U.S. Senate. He changed that institution, encouraging everyone, especially junior Senators, to speak out. At the end of World War II, as a junior Congressman, he advised Truman to allow Japan to keep its Emperor when the country surrendered. At his retirement from the Senate, he served as U.S. ambassador to Japan for 11 years.