Milestones Dec. 26, 2005

RESIGNED. MARSHA EVANS, 56, as president of the American Red Cross; after its response to Hurricane Katrina was widely criticized as disorganized and slow; in Washington. A onetime rear admiral in the U.S. Navy, Evans, like her predecessor, clashed with the agency's 50-member board, a group some observers blame for a long-term failure to address key structural problems at the agency.

ASSASSINATED. GEBRAN TUENI, 48, outspoken Lebanese journalist and legislator known for his relentless criticism of Syria's influence in Lebanon, where Syrian troops had been stationed for three decades until they were pressured to withdraw this year; in a car bomb...

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