The U.S. Coast Guard confirmed that Sandy Williams, the force behind the Carl Maxey Center in East Central Spokane and the publisher of the Black Lens, was a passenger on the plane, said Rick Williams, Sandy Williams' brother. The Coast Guard determined Monday morning that no one could have survived the crash.
Artist Vincent De Felice designed his sculpture of swans to be strong and smooth with no sharp edges. “What I like about the sculpture is that it can be touched,” he said. Indeed, soon after a crowd counted down and a flapping white sheet was removed unveiling the piece, titled “Love Birds,” children flocked in.
Joseph Bauer's daughter is the ninth generation in the family to work in the circus. His grandparents owned circuses in Switzerland. His parents and uncles were featured on the "Ed Sullivan Show" the same night as the Beatles. His sister performed on the high sway poles with him and his parents. And many of his cousins also are daredevils, aerialists and other performers.
Firefighters were called to an assembly and repair shop for Ballard Golf and Power, 11521 N. Warren St., just after 7 p.m. by a passerby who saw smoke coming from the building, said Fire Marshal Tyler Dreschsel, of the the Northern Lakes Fire District.