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Reeve To Support Ky. Trust Fund

December 14, 1999

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) _ Christopher Reeve is expected to visit next year to show support for a state trust fund that will guarantee a flow of money for research on head and spinal cord injuries.

The former ``Superman″ star was paralyzed in a fall from a horse and has given the paralysis-recovery issue national prominence. He is scheduled to visit Gov. Paul Patton and state lawmakers Feb. 3.

Kentucky dedicates fines for seat-belt violations and a $12.50 surcharge on speeding tickets to the trust fund. Money is divided between the University of Kentucky and University of Louisville.

The fund takes in about $3 million per year, state Sen. Tim Shaughnessy, who sponsored legislation creating the trust fund in 1994, said Monday. It will be used to recruit experts in the field.

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