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Shawn Vestal: Deer Park man’s study rebuts JFK single-shooter finding

Robert Forman was a sociology professor in Oshkosh, Wis., when the Warren Commission report came out in 1964, asserting that a single gunman had killed President John F. Kennedy. The …


Paul Turner: Readers share the moment they learned of JFK’s death

The ranks are thinning. But there is still no shortage of Americans who remember where they were and what they were doing when they heard the news 50 years ago.


Dallas observes its darkest day

DALLAS – A day before Dallas will pause to observe the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination, the crowds already began to gather in Dealey Plaza. Some people came to …


Witness to history: Spokane’s ‘Hank’ Buller was usher at Kennedy’s funeral

Knowing his 6-foot-5-inch frame might block views of the momentous scene unfolding in Washington, D.C.’s, St. Matthews Cathedral on Nov. 25, 1963, Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Henry Buller positioned …


Assassination news ‘struck Spokane like a bomb’

In Spokane, as news spread that President John F. Kennedy had been shot, there was a frantic search for transistor radios, televisions or any source of news. In the offices …


Most Retailers and Public Services Close Monday

Most Spokane retail business and public service operations will be at a standstill Monday as the city mourns the death of President John F Kennedy.


Kennedy Ceremonies Announced

Thousands of Spokane and Inland Empire citizens will pay homage to the late president John F. Kennedy in numerous ceremonies scheduled today and Monday.


City Expresses ‘Profound Shock’

The assassination of President Kennedy brought deep shock and grief to people of Spokane Friday. Businessmen, secretaries, shoppers, students – people from all walks of life express sorrow and amazement.


Spokane Is Shocked by President’s Death

The President’s assassination today brought to a hushed, shocked, unbelieving halt the normal flow of life in Spokane. Schools, stores, public offices – everywhere regular activity was suspended. Strangers became …


Noise, Laughter Disappear From Halls of Schools Here

Students in Spokane area public and private schools were shocked into silence today at the news of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.


News Hits “Like Bomb”

News of the fatal shooting of President John F. Kennedy struck Spokane like a bomb today. Word of the tragedy spread like wildfire by word of mouth through downtown offices …