Milestones Oct. 9, 2006

RESIGNED. Mark Foley, 52, fast- rising six-term moderate G.O.P. Congressman from Florida whose signature cause was protecting children from sexual predators; after the disclosure of e-mails and instant messages, some of them sexually suggestive, that he allegedly sent to several current and former teenage male pages in the House of Representatives; in Washington. As chairman of the House Missing and Exploited Children's Caucus, Foley introduced legislation last summer to shield children from adult exploitation over the Internet. In a statement, the Congressman, who was a deputy Republican whip and until his abrupt departure had been expected to win re-election in November,...

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