Milestones Aug. 18, 2003

RESIGNED. WILLIAM M. BULGER, 69, as president of the University of Massachusetts; in Boston. The former Democratic president of the state senate for 17 years, he had faced months of controversy--and attacks by Republican Governor Mitt Romney--over his ties to his brother James (Whitey) Bulger, a reputed gang member who has been a fugitive since 1995. In June, William Bulger gave what Romney said was evasive testimony about his brother to a U.S. House committee, in which he denied recognizing the name of his brother's gang.

SENTENCED TO DEATH. AMROZI BIN NURHASYIM, 41, the first defendant to be tried in last...

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