Milestones Jan. 31, 2005

RESIGNED. MICHAEL POWELL, 41, as Federal Communications Commission chairman; after four turbulent years highlighted by his battle to loosen media-ownership restrictions and a controversial crackdown on broadcast indecency; in Washington. "Everything's political," he told TIME. "Maybe that's a lesson."

CHARGED. RICHARD HATCH, 43, charmingly Machiavellian, often naked winner of the first Survivor, CBS's hit reality show; with tax evasion, in which he allegedly failed to report earnings, including his $1 million winnings from the show; in Providence, R.I. Though he could receive 10 years in jail, the U.S. Attorney's office said it would recommend a lesser sentence as part of a...

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