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The Monitor From The Week Of December 14-20, 1997

SUNDAY, DEC. 21, 1997


Lillian Disney, the widow of Walt Disney and a leading patron of the arts, died Tuesday from complications following a stroke. She was 98.

Chris Farley, the blubbery “Saturday Night Live” comic whose specialty was sweaty, tightly wound characters who erupted in vein-popping frenzies, was found dead Thursday in his Chicago apartment. He was 33.

Sony Corp. founder Masaru Ibuka, who turned a radio repair shop into one of the world’s electronics powerhouses, died Friday. He was 89.


Acknowledging he made a mistake in setting an unrealistic deadline for withdrawal of American troops from Bosnia, President Clinton on Thursday approved an open-ended extension of the U.S.-led peacekeeping mission beyond next June.


Monday: President Bill Clinton meets Bosnian leaders, international mediators and U.S. troops in Sarajevo and Tuzla, Bosnia-Herzegovina.

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