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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

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.


Kathleen Conley Spokane Memorial service for Kathleen Conley, 72, will be at 2 p.m. today at Ball and Dodd Funeral Home-North. Mrs. Conley, who died Monday, was born in Saskatoon, …


William Holzer Spokane Masonic graveside service for William C. Holzer, 77, is set for 10 a.m. today at Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorial Mass will be at 1 p.m. today at …

Sainthood For Rosenbach

Free agent quarterback Timm Rosenbach Tuesday night signed a two-year, $1.2 million contract to replace Wade Wilson as the backup to New Orleans Saints starter Jim Everett. Rosenbach’s deal reportedly …


Donald Sperry Spokane

‘Rebel’ Screenwriter Dies At 81

Irving Shulman, who captured a generation’s angst and aimlessness in his screenplay for “Rebel Without a Cause,” is dead at age 81. The writer died at his home Thursday after …


Emery Hedlund Post Falls Service for Emery Hedlund, 82, is set for 11 a.m. today at the Baptist Church in Harrison, Idaho. Burial will follow at the Harrison City Cemetery. …

Rap Star Eazy-E Dies Of Aids At 31

Singer Eazy-E, whose pioneering “gangsta” rap group N.W.A. brought the rawness of the inner-city to white suburbia, died Sunday of AIDS complications. He was 31. The rapper, whose real name …


James Houtchens Spokane Memorial service for James C. Houtchens, 69, is set for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Whitworth Community Presbyterian Church. Mr. Houtchens, a 41-year Spokane resident, died Thursday. He …


Daryl Benson Spokane Service for Daryl R. Benson, 53, is planned for 2 p.m. Monday at Riplinger Funeral Home. Burial will be at Greenwood Memorial Terrace.

Host Of Prototypical Late Show Dies At 85

Jerry Lester, a host of the early ‘50s TV show “Broadway Open House,” the forerunner of the “Tonight Show,” died after a long illness. He was 85. “Broadway Open House,” …


Robert DeFrate Spokane Service for Robert A. DeFrate, 45, is planned for 10 a.m. Saturday at Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home. There will be private inurnment. Mr. DeFrate, who was born in …


Julian ‘Judd’ Empey Spokane

Retired City Official Dies

Fearn in 1979.


Marie Armstrong Spokane Service for Marie Armstrong, 95, will be at 11 a.m. today at Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home with burial at Fairmount Memorial Park.

Playwright Sidney Kingsley Dies

Playwright Sidney Kingsley, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1934 for the hospital drama “Men in White,” died Monday. He was 89. In 1943, he received the New York Drama …


James Lynch Spokane Service for James E. Lynch, 60, is planned for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Thornhill Valley Funeral Home. Burial will be at Pines Cemetery. Mr. Lynch, a 55-year …

Sports People

Former NFL quarterback Kenny Stabler was freed from jail in Pensacola, Fla. on a $250 bond after being arrested on a drunken driving charge… . Art Mollner, a …


Kathy Sprankle Coeur d’Alene Memorial service for Kathy Sprankle will be at 1 p.m. today at Coeur d’Alene Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Coeur d’Alene Memorial Gardens with …

Ayatollah Khomeini’s Son Dies

Ahmad Khomeini, son of the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and an enigma in Iranian politics, died Friday. He was 50. Khomeini “left for heavenly abode today, plunging the nation into …

Pulitzer-Winning Playwright Dies At 95

Albert Hackett, who won a Pulitzer Prize with his wife and collaborator, Frances Goodrich, for their play “The Diary of Anne Frank,” died Thursday. He was 95. During their long, …


Carol Adair Spokane

Survivor Of Gestapo Torture Is Dead At 82



Duane Perrigo Spokane


A. Edgar Langston Coeur d’Alene Memorial service for A. Edgar “Ed” Langston will begin at noon Friday at Yates Funeral Home, Coeur d’Alene.

Former ‘Today’ Anchorman Dies At 79

Frank Blair, an anchorman on NBC’s “Today” show for 22 years, died at his home Tuesday at 79. The cause of death was not disclosed.


Robert Baker Wenatchee Memorial service for Robert W. “Win” Baker, 76, is set for 2 p.m. today at Grace Lutheran Church in Wenatchee. Jones and Jones Funeral Directors of Wenatchee …

Sports People

Leon Day, 78, elected to the baseball Hall of Fame just six days earlier, died Monday in Baltimore… . Stan Van Gundy, fired after just 7 1/2 months …


Joseph Jerue Cheney Service for Joseph D. “Joe” Jerue, 67, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Jerue’s Cheney Funeral Home. Burial will be at Spokane Memorial Gardens. A longtime …