Milestones Sep. 25, 2006

KILLED. Andrei Kozlov, 41,who as the first deputy chief of Russia's central bank worked to reform the country's fast-expanding, long-corrupt financial sector -- along the way angering "pocket banks" largely controlled by oligarchs; after two gunmen shot him as he left a soccer arena in Moscow. In an effort to make the chaotic industry safer for credit-seeking consumers, Kozlov cracked down on money laundering, closed shady banks and lobbied to consolidate the nation's 1,200 financial institutions.

DIED.William Ziff, 76, who took over his family's tiny publishing company at age 23 and built it into the $700 million Ziff-Davis magazine empire, specializing...

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