Milestones Jul. 22, 1996

ARRESTED. JIMMY CHAMBERLIN, 32, Smashing Pumpkins rock drummer; on a drug-possession charge; in New York City. Police said backup keyboardist Jonathan Melvoin, 34, died of an apparent heroin overdose in a hotel room the two had shared.

CHARGED. HARRY MORGAN, 81, deadpan TV actor of M*A*S*H fame; with bruising his wife; in Los Angeles.

RETIRING. KIRBY PUCKETT, 35, the Minnesota Twins' All-Star smiling outfielder and all-around class act; because of irreversible damage to the retina; in Minneapolis.

DIED. JOHN CHANCELLOR, 68, for four decades one of NBC News' journalistic pillars as reporter, anchor and commentator; of stomach cancer; in Princeton, New...

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