The Monitor From The Week Of January 4-10, 1998
Rep. Sonny Bono, R-Calif., the easygoing half of the Sonny and Cher singing duo who evolved into an activist mayor and a respected congressman, was killed in a skiing accident Monday in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. He was 62.
Jack T. Conway, a labor leader and social activist who was instrumental in the establishment of Head Start and other programs during the Johnson administration’s war on poverty, died Tuesday. He was 80.
Mae Questel, the cartoon voice of Betty Boop and Olive Oyl, died Sunday. She was 89.
Terry Husseman, the No. 2 official at Washington state’s Department of Ecology, collapsed while giving a presentation to the governor’s staff Tuesday and died of an apparent heart attack. He was 57.
A Boundary County judge on Wednesday ordered FBI sniper Lon Horiuchi to stand trial for manslaughter in the shooting death of Vicki Weaver during the 1992 Ruby Ridge standoff.
Ohio Supreme Court hears arguments in Sam Sheppard case. Cuyahoga County has asked the court to dismiss a wrongful imprisonment lawsuit filed by the late doctor’s son, who claims his father was not the intruder who killed his pregnant mother in the celebrated 1954 case.