Milestones Oct. 18, 2004

RE-ELECTED. JOHN HOWARD, 65, conservative Australian Prime Minister; to a fourth term, in a solid victory over Mark Latham. Howard's decision to send 2,000 troops to Iraq last year and his steadfast support for the war have been unpopular, but the election hinged mostly on the economy, which is booming.

CLEARED. ALLERGAN, a California-based pharmaceutical company, and dermatologist ARNOLD KLEIN, 59; of charges that Klein poisoned the wife of former movie-studio head Mike Medavoy with Allergan's Botox injections. During the five-week trial, Irena Medavoy alleged that she became ill after Klein, who was an Allergan consultant, used the company's Botox to...