PASSAGES: Pete Sampras Loses in Paris
LOST: Tennis ace Pete Sampras, 30, who has won a record 13 Grand Slam tournaments, lost in the first round of the French Open Monday afternoon, reports the Associated Press. The tournament, played on clay in Paris, is the only one of the four majors that Sampras has not taken . . . TRADED: Andrew Benson, 13, of Yakima, Wash., opted to receive $475 in cash than see Britney Spears in concert, reports the AP. After twisting off the cap from a bottle of Pepsi, says the news service, Benson discovered he had won four tickets to a Spears concert and $200 in spending money. But being a rap fan, he called the toll-free number on the cap and swapped the tickets for the money, which he reportedly intends to share with his nine brothers and sisters and four cousins . . . DIED: MAD magazine artist Dave Berg, 81, whose satiric “Berg’s Eye View” ran in the publication for some 40 years (MAD, like PEOPLE, is part of AOL Time Warner), died of cancer on May 17, his daughter told Reuters. Berg’s cartoons often featured the character Roger Kaputnik, said to be the Brooklyn-born Berg’s alter ego . . . NAMED: Clint Eastwood, who turned 72 this week, will be honored at Hawaii’s third annual Maui Film Festival at Wailea next month, when he will accept the 2002 Silversword Award, the event’s top honor, reports Variety. A previous winner was Tim Burton.