Milestones Jun. 30, 2003

RESIGNED. THOMAS O'BRIEN, 67, bishop of Phoenix, Ariz.; after being charged with leaving the scene of an accident in which his car struck and killed a 43-year-old carpenter. The accident followed a year of turmoil over O'Brien's alleged role in protecting priests accused of sexual abuse, which culminated in his striking a deal earlier this month with prosecutors to avoid possible obstruction-of-justice charges. If convicted, the prelate, who led Arizona's 480,000 Catholics for 22 years, could face more than three years in prison.

RESIGNED. CHARLES MOOSE, 49, whose steady, empathetic public appearances as leader of the investigation into the Washington-area sniper...

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