Milestones Oct. 18, 1999

INJURED. DARREN ("Droz") DROZDOV, 30, professional wrestler known for his ubiquitous body decoration; with a neck fracture sustained during a match with rival D'Lo Brown; in Uniondale, N.Y. He is paralyzed below the waist.

DIED. ALEX LOWE, 40, perhaps the greatest American mountaineer in recent years; in a massive avalanche on Tibet's Shisha Pangma, the world's 14th highest peak. Lowe climbed the nose of El Capitan in 10 hrs. and made the first solo ascent of the north face of Wyoming's Grand Teton. He conquered Everest twice. Despite the superlatives regularly heaped on him by colleagues, he said, "I'm just the...

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