December 14, 1995
Web posted at: 3:35 p.m. EST
NEW YORK (CNN) -- Christopher Reeve left a rehabilitation center Wednesday after nearly seven months and returned home in time for Christmas.
"As I leave Kessler Institute, I experience many profound feelings," the paralyzed "Superman" star said in a statement. "Most of all, happiness to be going home with my wife and children."
Reeve, 42, was paralyzed from the neck down when he fell from a horse on May 27. His doctors said he is able to breathe for 15 minutes at a time without the help of a respirator. He uses a wheelchair he guides with a straw.
His doctors said he will continue his rehabilitation at his home in New York state.
NEW YORK (CNN) -- The Rev. Billy Graham was recovering Thursday from a fall Tuesday in his New York hotel room, according to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
The 77-year-old minister suffered a fractured rib and a severely bruised right shoulder. His doctors said that the fall was not related to his Parkinson's disease and that he will fully recover from his injuries.
Graham has suffered from Parkinson's disease for the past six years. This is reported to be Graham's third fall in the past six months, though the association could not immediately confirm that.
His doctors advised Graham to remain quiet and refrain from any events or speaking engagements for the rest of the month.
COLUMBIA, South Carolina (CNN) -- A judge ordered a 15-year-old girl with a history of juvenile delinquency to stay chained to her mother 24 hours a day, seven days a week for a month.
Citing ethical reasons, Family Court Judge Wayne Creech refused Wednesday to comment on the punishment, which was handed out on December 7. He recently ordered the same punishment for a 10th-grade boy.
Tonya Kline must stay chained to her mother, Deborah Harter, 38. If she is caught unshackled, her mother could be sentenced to 30 days in prison.
Her mother is required to hold a metal ring, that is attached to Kline's prisoner belt. The two must go everywhere together -- to school, to the store, to bed and to the bathroom.
The girl said the punishment is working.
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