Milestones May 26, 1997

WON. SILVER CHARM, 3, the Preakness, by a nose over Free House. Having won the Kentucky Derby, the gray colt under jockey Gary Stevens could become the first horse since Affirmed in 1978 to win the Triple Crown.

ENGAGED. GEORGE SHULTZ, 76, former Secretary of State, to Charlotte Mailliard Swig, 63, chief of protocol for San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown.

SENTENCED. JOHN DU PONT, 58, deranged chemical heir who killed an Olympic wrestler last year in a fit of paranoia; to 13 to 30 years in state custody, to be spent in prison or a mental hospital; in Media, Pa.

DIED....

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