Milestones Aug. 17, 1998

MARRIED. CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR, peripatetic CNN correspondent, and JAMES RUBIN, bureaucratically rooted State Department spokesman; in Rome.

DIED. ALFRED SCHNITTKE, 63, iconoclastic Russian composer whose brooding, dissonant works reflected the private despair rather than the officially sanctioned glory of the Soviet Union; of a stroke; in Hamburg. Schnittke's works, termed "polystylistic," incorporated influences from diverse musical eras. Blacklisted by the Soviet Composer's Union for his nonconformity, Schnittke supported himself for years by writing movie scores. Despite his international reputation, he was barred from attending any performances of his work abroad until the mid-1980s.

DIED. SHARI LEWIS, 65, puppeteer who animated both...

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