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In this Nov. 11, 1999, SR file photo, members of the Marine Corps League salute and 5-year-old Sydney Haney holds her ears as they watch WWII veteran Jim Shepperd use a large hammer to ring the bell in Veterans' Park during the annual observance of Veterans Day in Coeur d'Alene. Haney is standing by her grandfather, Ray Kincheloe. Shepperd's 11 clangs are a remembrance of the WWI armistice which took place at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918. (Jesse Tinsley/SR file photo)

WWII vet Shepperd enjoyed a laugh 

World War II veteran Jim Shepperd, a 1944 graduate of Coeur d'Alene High, served his country in war and then fellow veterans afterward. Many remember him today as a patriot dedicated to Memorial Day, Veterans Day and Fourth of July parades, as well as someone who enjoyed pulling your leg. Brian Walker/Press reports ...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 11, 2014

Shirley Temple Black, 85, RIP 

In this 1933 file photo, child actress Shirley Temple is seen in her role as "Little Miss Marker." Shirley Temple, the curly-haired child star who put smiles on the faces of Depression-era moviegoers, has died. She was 85. Publicist Cheryl Kagan says Temple, known in...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 2, 2013

'Red October' Author Clancy, 66, RIP 

Best-selling author Tom Clancy, whose wildly successful technological thrillers made him one of the biggest publishing phenomena of his time, has died. He was 66. Clancy arrived on best-seller lists in 1984 with “The Hunt for Red October.” He sold the manuscript to the first...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 17, 2013

Grand Dame Betty Owens, 105, RIP 

On her Facebook page, Kerri Thoreson posts re: the passing of 105YO Betty Owens today: "I met Betty Owens at the 103rd birthday party for Ace Walden in 2011 at Don Sausser's condo. She was 102 going on 103 at the time and an absolute...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 13, 2013

Remembering Som Jordan 

It seems appropriate that Isamu Jordan named his band Flying Spiders. As the story goes, a flying spider was the scariest thing Jordan could think of, so that’s what he named his band. Now, as the community grapples with his death last week at age...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 5, 2013

Spokane Musician Jordan Found Dead 

Isamu Jordan, a well-known Spokane DJ, musician and entertainment writer, was found dead today at his home on Spokane’s South Hill. Jordan, 37, was a former staff reporter for The Spokesman-Review and wrote a weekly entertainment column for 7. His most recent column will appear...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 30, 2013

Heaney: Best Irish Poet Since Yeats

Traveling in Ireland for the first time a few years ago I was struck by the fact that everyone – everywhere – seemed to have a book under their arm or clutched in hand. Everyone it seemed was lost in words, heads in books. Crossing...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 7, 2013

Cartoonist Stan Lynde, 81, RIP 

In this Nov. 9, 2012, photo, Rick O'Shay and Hipshot comic strip created by Helena resident Stan Lynde are shown in Helena, Mont. Lynde died of cancer in Montana. He was 81. His “Rick O’Shay” comic strip began in 1958 and ran for 20 years...

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THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013

RIP: Twister Inventor Foley, 82 

Jacob Jenkins; Ramone Robinson; Nelson Miller and Tairisha Sawyer play Twister in Edwardsville, Ill. Charles "Chuck" Foley, inventor of the iconic Twister game that launched decades of awkward social interactions at parties, died today at a care facility in St. Louis Park, Minn, according to...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2013

Heart Attack Kills 'Sopranos' Star 

James Gandolfini, the New Jersey-bred actor who delighted audiences as mob boss Tony Soprano in “The Sopranos” has died following a massive heart attack in Italy, a source told the Daily News. “Everyone is in tears,” the source close to the 51-year-old TV tough guy...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2013

Tony Stewart Remembers Ray Stone 

I wish to share my thoughts on the passing of my good friend Ray Stone. In 1970, I was interviewed by NIC Dean of Instruction Ray Stone and NIC President Barry Schuler for the opening political science position. Ray called two days later to offer...

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Ex-Mayor Recalled As 'Feisty,' 'Kind' 

Ray Stone was not one to back down from political pressures. "You always knew where he stood," Ron Edinger said of the former Coeur d'Alene mayor. "He was a very staunch Democrat - and he always let you know it. He stood by what he...

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MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2013

Update: Ex-Mayor Ray Stone, RIP 23 

Former Coeur d’Alene Mayor Ray Stone, a World War II veteran, educator and jazz musician, died Sunday. Stone served on the City Council from 1971 to 1979 and served two terms as mayor, from 1986 to 1993. Al Hassell followed him as mayor. “He had...

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MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013

Woodstock Legend Havens, 72, RIP 

Richie Havens, a seminal member of the New York folk scene of the '60s, died Monday morning from a sudden heart attack. He was 72. Havens, widely admired for his briskly rhythmic guitar style and richly textured voice, became a part of history for serving...

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MONDAY, OCT. 22, 2012

Carlson: A George McGovern Tribute 

Chris Carlson of the Carlson Chronicles remembers reporting on the 1972 Democratic National Convention that nominated South Dakota Sen. George McGovern: A truly decent man had been slandered and demonized beyond belief. Especially puzzling to many was McGovern’s failure to reference or even talk about...

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Proud Liberal McGovern, 90, RIP 

George McGovern once joked that he had wanted to run for president in the worst way – and that he had done so. It was a campaign in 1972 dishonored by Watergate, a scandal that fully unfurled too late to knock Republican President Richard M....

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26, 2012

'Moon River' Crooner Dies At 84 

With a string of gold albums, a hit TV series and the signature “Moon River,” Andy Williams was a voice of the 1960s, although not the ‘60s we usually hear about. “The old cliche says that if you can remember the 1960s, you weren’t there,”...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 25, 2012

Hiking Accident Claims CdA's Darcy 

For years, Mike Darcy was the face that often greeted guests at the city of Coeur d'Alene Recreation Department. He was the man who helped organize everything from soccer to basketball to softball and flag football. He was the one who accepted the application forms...

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5, 2012

Ex-Idaho Senator Boatright, 82, RIP 

On his Facebook page, MikeK writes of the death of former state Sen. Clyde Boatright of Rathdrum: "Politics is an interesting avocation. I campaigned with a friend against Clyde 18 years ago (he won that election) and I grumbled about his votes for years. But...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 10, 2012

'Willy Wonka' Director Stuart, 83, RIP 

Mel Stuart, the Emmy-winning filmmaker and documentarian who tackled such serious subjects as the assassination of John F. Kennedy and mental illness but is perhaps best known for directing the whimsical Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, has died. He was 83. Madeline Stuart told...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 7, 2012

Film, Stage Maestro Hamlisch, 68, RIP 

Marvin Hamlisch, the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer who imbued his movie and Broadway scores with pizazz and panache and often found his songs in the upper reaches of the pop charts, died on Monday in Los Angeles. He was 68 and lived in New York. He...

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