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  • Black Leader William Smith Dies

    William M. Smith, a civil rights activist and retired bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, died Wednesday. He was 79. For several years, Smith was listed among Ebony …


  • Gorbachev’s Mother Dies At 84 In Moscow

    Maria Gorbachev, the mother of former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, died today in Moscow at the age of 84. A spokesman for the Gorbachev Foundation, Vladimir Polyakov, said she had …


  • Burl Ives Dies At His Home In Anacortes Beloved Balladeer Remembered For His Warmth

    Singer-actor Burl Ives in a 1958 photo. File/The Spokesman-Review


  • Obituaries

    Edwin Brown Coeur d’Alene Service for Edwin M. Brown is set for 1 p.m. Monday at English Funeral Chapel, Coeur d’Alene. Burial will follow at St. Thomas Cemetery. Mr. Brown, …


  • Obituaries

    Ann Schoessler Ritzville, Wash. Service for Ann T. Schoessler, 84, is planned for 11 a.m. Saturday at Zion Congregational Church in Ritzville. Vault burial will follow at Ritzville Memorial Cemetery. …


  • Ex-Nba Player/Golfer Dies

    Mal McMullen, a golf pro for more than 40 years and a former NBA player with the old Indianapolis Olympians, has died at age 67. He was a member of …


  • Obituaries

    Vyacheslav Solodyankin Yelena Solodyankin Valeria Solodyankin Vyacheslav Solodyankin Alina Solodyankin Spokane Service for five members of a Russian family who died Friday in a Bellingham house fire will be held …


  • Burl Ives, 85, Slips Into Coma

    Actor-balladeer Burl Ives slipped into a coma Wednesday and was not expected to regain consciousness, his longtime agent said. Ives’ doctors “don’t think he’ll make it through the night,” said …


  • Obituaries

    Ted Blaszak Kingston, Idaho Service for Ted Blaszak, 82, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Kellogg Funeral Chapel. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Kellogg. Shoshone Funeral Service …


  • Judge Harold Ryan Succumbs To Cancer Known For Capping Prison Population, N-Waste Ban

    U.S. District Judge Harold Ryan, who capped the population of Idaho’s prison system and at least temporarily barred shipments of nuclear waste into the state, died Monday at his Boise …


  • Former Minnesota Twins Star Dies

    Bob Allison, a 1959 baseball Rookie of the Year, who became one of the early stars of the Minnesota Twins, died Sunday. He was 60. Allison stopped breathing around midnight …


  • Obituaries

    Walter Broschart Spokane Funeral Mass for Walter J. Broschart, 70, will be at noon today at Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral. Private burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery. Riplinger …


  • Obituaries

    Arthur Hensel Spokane


  • Irish Playwright’s Widow Dies At 95

    Eileen O’Casey, widow of Irish playwright Sean O’Casey and author of three books about their life together, died Sunday at age 95. Eileen Carey met the controversial playwright when she …


  • Mussolini’s Strong-Willed Daughter Dies

    Edda Ciano


  • World’s Foremost Checkers Champ Dies

    Marion Tinsley, the perennial world checkers champion who was widely regarded as the best player the world has known, died Monday, five years after he ran out of worthy human …


  • Obituaries

    Jesse Baldwin Coeur d’Alene At his request, no service is planned for Jesse W. Baldwin, 69. Mr. Baldwin died Thursday at Coeur d’Alene Convalescent Center. Yates Funeral Homes is in …


  • Sports People

    Cecil Eager resigned Friday after five years as athletic director at Abilene Christian University. He told reporters he plans to enter private business. “For several years, I’ve had this entrepreneurial …


  • Italian Sculptor Dies From Stroke

    Emilio Greco, a sculptor who designed the Orvieto cathedral’s bronze doors, has died of a stroke. Greco, 82, died Wednesday in a Rome hospital.


  • Obituaries

    Doris Wichman Fairfield Graveside service for Doris L. Wichman, 96, will be at 11 a.m Saturday at Riverside Memorial Park. Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. …


  • Obituaries

    Mary McGrath Pullman Graveside service for Mary Etta McGrath, 70, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Mansfield (Wash.) Cemetery. Kimball Funeral Home in Pullman is in charge of arrangements. …


  • Golfers Pay Last Respects

    Golf pro Harvey Penick gave one last lesson Wednesday. A funeral chapel overflowed with his former students, including Tom Kite and Ben Crenshaw, who halted preparations for the Masters to …


  • Tony-Winning Actor Dies Of Aids

    Ron Richardson, a singer and actor who won a Tony for his performance in “Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” died Wednesday at age 43. The cause was AIDS, …


  • Obituaries

    Donald Revard Cusick, Wash.


  • Obituaries

    Cathryn Westlie Fairfield


  • Obituaries

    Florence McGwire Tekoa, Wash. Burial Mass for Florence C. McGwire, 95, is planned for 10 a.m. today at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Tekoa. Burial will follow at Goldenrod Cemetery …


  • Lucie Rie, Noted Potter, Dies At 93

    Dame Lucie Rie, one of the most admired modern potters, died Saturday at the home and studio where for half a century she honed her craft into art. She was …


  • Obituaries

    Ernest Shearer Spokane


  • Trainer Winick Dies

    Trainer Arnold Winick, winner of more than 20 training titles, has died at age 67. Winick died at his home in Hollywood, Fla.


  • Singer Selena Fatally Shot By Fan Her Death At 23 Brings An Outpouring Of Grief In The Nation’s Hispanic Communities

    Selena during a 1994 performance. Photo by Associated Press


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