MARRIED. HUNDREDS OF GAY AND LESBIAN COUPLES; by San Francisco city officials; after Mayor Gavin Newsom asked the county clerk's office to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, in defiance of a California law barring homosexual nuptials; in San Francisco. Among the couples pronounced "spouses for life" were PHYLLIS LYON, 79, and DEL MARTIN, 83, who founded the nation's first lesbian organization 49 years ago. Opponents of the licenses are seeking a restraining order to prevent the city from granting more.
INDICTED. GREG ANDERSON, 37, trainer for San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds; REMI KORCHEMNY, 71, prominent track coach; and JAMES VALENTE, 49, and VICTOR CONTE JR., 53, executives of a nutritional-supplements supplier; on 42 counts, including conspiracy to distribute steroids and money laundering, in what federal prosecutors allege was an elaborate scheme to provide performance-enhancing drugs to professional baseball, football and track-and-field athletes; in San Francisco.
DIED. JASON RAIZE, 28, New York--born stage and television actor best known for his role as the adult Simba in the original Broadway production of The Lion King; a suicide; in Yass, Australia.
DIED. ZELIMKHAN YANDARBIYEV, 51, exiled separatist leader who served as President of Chechnya from 1996 to '97; after a bomb exploded his car as he was driving with his teenage son, who was injured in the blast; in Doha, Qatar. Russia had been working to extradite the Islamic extremist, whom it suspected of having ties to al-Qaeda, for his alleged involvement in the deadly Moscow theater siege in 2002.
DIED. JOHN STEPHEN, 69, Glasgow-born clothing designer known as "the King of Carnaby Street" in Swinging '60s London; in London. His hip-hugging pants and velvet jackets challenged the postwar uniform of white shirts and gray flannel suits and became the threads of choice for the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and the Who. Stephen--a classic dresser himself--opened his first Carnaby Street shop, at No. 5, in 1957, and by the mid-'60s, his mod designs were being sold across the U.S.
DIED. RYSZARD KUKLINSKI, 73, Polish army colonel who was one of the CIA's most valuable spies during the cold war; after a stroke; in Tampa, Fla. He fought for his native country against the Nazis in World War II but became disenchanted in 1968 when he witnessed the Poles preparing to invade Czechoslovakia. From 1972 to '81, he provided some 35,000 pages of documents to the CIA, intelligence that an agency analyst said "virtually defined our knowledge" of the Warsaw Pact, and may have helped prevent a Soviet invasion of Poland.
DIED. JULIUS SCHWARTZ, 88, an early promoter of the science-fiction genre, who went on to revive the American comic-book industry after World War II; in Mineola, N.Y. As a science-fiction literary agent in the 1940s, he sold an unknown Ray Bradbury's first stories. Later, as an editor at DC Comics, he revived such superheroes as the Flash and Green Lantern, and in the 1970s updated Superman, giving his alter ego, Clark Kent, a new job--as a TV reporter.