Milestones Mar. 10, 2003

RESIGNED. LLOYD WARD, 53, embattled CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee, the fourth boss to step down in four years; seven weeks after being stripped of his $184,800 bonus for trying to steer Olympic business to a company with ties to his brother; in Colorado Springs, Colo. Five other top officials had previously resigned in protest over the Committee's handling of the issue.

CONVICTED. ERNEST AVANTS, 72, former Ku Klux Klansman; of the 1966 murder of a black man, Ben Chester White, as part of a plot to lure the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King to Natchez, Miss., where Avants and...

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