Milestones Jan. 15, 2007

RESIGNED. Bob Nardelli, 58, as chairman and CEO of Home Depot, the world's largest home-improvement chain; in the wake of investor anger over his $200 million--plus pay package during the past six years while Home Depot's stock price sank; in Atlanta. Nardelli had refused to discuss his salary, even at the company's contentious annual meeting last year, at which he was the only board member in attendance. Although Home Depot's market capitalization fell $5.6 billion in 2006, Nardelli received a $210 million severance deal.

KILLED. Darrent Williams, 24, rising NFL star and defensive back for the Denver Broncos; in a drive-by...

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