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


Gianni Versace, one of Italy’s leading ready-to-wear designers and a symbol of Italian fashion, was shot and killed outside his oceanfront villa Tuesday. He was 50.

Arthur Liman, a dazzling legal strategist who investigated the IranContra affair and the Attica prison uprising, died Thursday in his Manhattan apartment. He was 64.

Carl Maxey, an orphan who became a giant in civil rights, the law, sports and politics in Spokane, died Thursday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 73.


On a 328-96 vote Tuesday, the House defeated a measure that would have eliminated all funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr announced Tuesday he has concluded White House deputy counsel Vincent Foster Jr. committed suicide in 1993.


Tuesday: Senate Governmental Affairs Committee hearings on campaign finance abuses continues.

Friday: Meetings of Boeing and McDonnell-Douglas shareholders to vote on proposed merger.