Milestones Jun. 12, 1995

HOSPITALIZED. CHRISTOPHER REEVE, 42, actor; for a broken neck and injured spinal cord; in Charlottesville, Virginia. Reeve, who leaped to stardom in the 1978 big-screen version of Superman, was competing in an equestrian event when his horse refused a jump and Reeve was thrown to the ground, breaking two vertebrae at the base of his skull. Reeve is on a respirator, paralyzed below the neck, but reporting sensation in his chest. Doctors will operate this week to prevent further damage to his spinal cord.

DIED. STANLEY ELKIN, 65, darkly witty, language-obsessed novelist; of a heart attack; in St. Louis, Missouri. Author...

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