Milestones Dec. 25, 2006

FIRED. Judith Regan, 53, controversial book publisher; by Harper- Collins, a unit of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.; after weeks of disastrous publicity over the planned, then scrapped, publication of If I Did It, O.J. Simpson's hypothetical account of how he would have committed the 1994 murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman; in Los Angeles.

DIED. Lamar Hunt, 74, soft- spoken oil heir who founded the American Football League; in Dallas. Hunt enlisted fellow millionaires to start a new league in 1960, after the NFL refused to sell him a team. He became owner of the...

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