Milestones

FIRED. STEVEN HATFILL, 48, biological warfare expert named by U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft in August as a "person of interest" in connection with last year's deadly anthrax mailings; from his research job at Louisiana State University; in Baton Rouge. Hatfill, who has not been indicted or even named as a suspect, says his "life has been completely and utterly destroyed by Ashcroft and the FBI." The university insists that in sacking him it is "making no judgment as to Dr. Hatfill's guilt or innocence regarding the FBI investigation."

DETAINED. WAN YANHAI, 38, Chinese activist whose aggressive campaign...

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