Milestones Jan. 26, 2004

PLEADED GUILTY. ANDREW FASTOW, 42, former chief financial officer of Enron; to two felony counts of participating in crimes that contributed to the company's bankruptcy; in Houston. The plea deal requires him to pay more than $23 million in civil and criminal penalties and serve a probable 10-year sentence.

DIED. OLIVIA GOLDSMITH, 54, social satirist whose debut novel, The First Wives Club, became a best-selling revenge fantasy for women dumped by their husbands for younger second wives; from a heart attack while under anesthesia during plastic surgery; in New York City.

DIED. HAROLD SHIPMAN, 57, British physician and serial killer known...

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