Milestones Nov. 22, 2004

RESIGNED. JOHN ASHCROFT, 62, controversial U.S. Attorney General (see page 56). Also resigning from the Administration: Commerce Secretary Don Evans, George Bush's close friend and 2000 election campaign chairman. Evans said he longed to go back to Texas.

CONVICTED. SCOTT PETERSON, 32, fertilizer salesman and adulterous husband of Laci Peterson; of first- and second-degree murder in the deaths of his wife and her unborn son, respectively; after a five-month, media-frenzied trial; in Redwood City, Calif. Outside the courthouse, hundreds cheered after the verdict was announced. The Peterson case helped inspire the passage earlier this year of a federal law making it...

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