Milestones Feb. 3, 1997

ACQUITTED. BRIGITTE BARDOT, 62, 1950s sex kitten turned animal-rights crusader; of charges of inciting racism; in Paris. The accusation stemmed from a Bardot letter published last year in a French newspaper decrying Muslim sacrificial slaughter of sheep, likening it to pagan rituals.

RECOVERING. DESMOND TUTU, 65, Nobel Peace Laureate, retired Archbishop and chairman of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission; from surgery to remove most of a cancerous prostate gland. Tests indicated the cancer had not spread.

DIED. CURT FLOOD, 59, doughty former St. Louis Cardinal centerfielder; of cancer; in Los Angeles. Flood defied baseball's hallowed reserve system in 1969 by...

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