People: Oct. 14, 2002

SOMEONE ELSE WILL HAVE TO BRING THE SCONES

It wasn't loud wallpaper, bad shag carpet or an unmatched desk set that drove her away. When MARTHA STEWART resigned her seat on the board of directors for the New York Stock Exchange (N.Y.S.E.) last week, it was, according to a statement, because she felt the media attention surrounding her would "distract from the important work of the N.Y.S.E." Stewart had been elected to the board only four months earlier, shortly before allegations arose that she had participated in insider trading. Stewart sold all her shares of ImClone one day before the biotech...

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