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