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A local leader of the Hezbollah guerrillas fighting to drive Israel from southern Lebanon was killed Friday when his booby-trapped car exploded, security sources said. There was no claim of responsibility for the explosion, which occurred six miles north of the enclave Israel occupies in southern Lebanon.
Machine gun-wielding assassins killed a top legal strategist for the military government just days before President Bill Clinton is to arrive to mark the United Nations takeover of peacekeeping duties in Haiti. Mireille Durocher Bertin and a client of her husband were gunned down Tuesday afternoon as they drove down Pouplard Avenue, a busy downtown street. A Canadian police officer at the scene told reporters that two assailants passed by in a taxi and sprayed the car with machinegun fire, killing Bertin and her companion, identified as Junior Baillerjeaux.
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.
Thousands of Spokane and Inland Empire citizens will pay homage to the late president John F. Kennedy in numerous ceremonies scheduled today and Monday.
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.
Students in Spokane area public and private schools were shocked into silence today at the news of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.
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 friends for the moment.
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 and stores and by telephone around the city and its outskirts.