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For black women at church, it’s more than the Aretha eulogy

A black pastor’s controversial eulogy at Aretha Franklin’s funeral laid bare before the world what black women say they have experienced for generations: sexism and inequality in their houses of …

Many Gather To Remember Packer Great

NFL luminaries, fans and family gathered Saturday to remember Green Bay Packers great Ray Nitschke, whose violent tackles became a signature of the Vince Lombardi teams that won five NFL …

Dick Wright Left A Rich Legacy In Sports, Friendships

Two hall of fame sportscasters died just two days and a thousand miles apart last week. Fittingly, they were linked by more than a common craft. Dick Wright, who spent …

Baseball World Bids Fond Farewell To Harry Caray

In a funeral mass marked by more laughs than tears, the sports world said goodbye to Hall of Fame baseball broadcaster Harry Caray. He was remembered Friday as a people-loving …

Never Hear Another Like Harry Cubs’ Broadcaster Had Unique Style That Only He Could Get Away With

Just as surely as Harry Caray will not be able to pass the microphone and his broadcasting legacy over to grandson Chip in the booth at Wrigley Field, the younger …

Pioneer And Champion For Women Bid Farewell Tears, Praise For Shirley Michaelsen

She changed women’s lives. Shirley Michaelsen wasn’t just a teacher to thousands of women in the Spokane area. She was a role model and a source of strength. She helped …

Shirley Michaelsen: A Modern Pioneer

One of the first times Shirley Michaelsen appeared in this newspaper was September 1965. In a society page article on fall fashion shows, she posed with her daughter Dianne and …

Illness Takes Buckenberger Man Affectionately Known As ‘Bucky’ Helped Spokane Become Softball Giant

Clarence Buckenberger Sr., a driving force in recreation softball both locally and nationally for more than a quarter of a century, died Thursday night at his Spokane Valley home following …

Ex-Nfl Star, Local Leader Dies Successful In Football And Business, Barber Also A Generous Contributor


Heartfelt Ode Of Love, Thanks To Shining Star

Star Euthene

Glitter, Politics Mix At Services For Sonny Bono

With a military honor guard in a church filled with Hollywood and Washington dignitaries, friends paid a sometimes lighthearted tribute Friday to Sonny Bono, the singer, the actor and the …

Dreamer, Leader Lost Denny Ashlock Devoted His Skills And Energy To Making Valley Better For Everyone

1. Denny Ashlock, 1938-1997. File/The Spokesman-Review 2. Spokane County Commissioners Kate McCaslin and John Roskelley, listen to Denny Ashlock, left, before touring Mirabeau Point with Ashlock and Greg Bever, right, …

His Trail Leads To Quality Of Life

It was his heart, the doctors said. Well, sure, it was his heart. Denny Ashlock had one of the biggest hearts in the county. His generous, tireless devotion to our …

Detroit Bids Farewell To Leader Young 5-Term Mayor, Who Died At 79, Was Champion Of Urban Pride

Juanita Clark, the older sister of former Detroit Mayor Coleman Young, cries before the start of his funeral services. Photo by Associated Press

Cougars Lose Legend; ‘Tuffy’ Ellingsen Dies

1. Carl “Tuffy” Ellingsen was a triple-threat back for WSU’s last Rose Bowl team. The Spokesman-Review 2. Ellingsen

Needy Children Will Miss South Hill Santa Stan Sweeting Made At Least 10,000 Toys Before His Death

Stan Sweeting in his Santa workshop in 1985. File/The Spokesman-Review

Goodbye To A Friend Jane Moe, Whose Gift Of Gab Endeared Her To Many, Dies At 66

Jane and Jene Moe. Family photo

Grand Storyteller James Michener Dies At 90 48 Books Include ‘Hawaii,’ ‘South Pacific’

James Michener

Positing Life As Opportunity, Not Excuse

Among the death notices that did not rise to front-page news during last week’s international grieving was the obituary noting the passing of Viktor Frankl at age 93. It is …

Final Farewell To A Saint Mother Teresa’s Journey Of Love Ends

India’s Sonia Gandhi, widow of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, pays respects to Mother Teresa as President K.R. Narayanan watches. Photo by Associated Press

Ashburn Remembered As A Guy’s Guy

My wife is mourning Diana. I am mourning Richie Ashburn. I am thinking of writing a book about the difference between women and men. The tentative title is, “Women Are …

The First To Feel Mother’s Love Slum Where Mission Began Gathers To Remember A Saint

1. Roman Catholic archbishops and bishops from around the world arrive at the altar to celebrate Mother Teresa’s funeral Mass. Photo by Associated Press 2. Mourners lean over fences as …

Resolute Nun’s Answer Matters

Mother Teresa, the charismatic nun who died Friday, was hardly a political figure in the conventional sense. But she had a politician’s sense of issues and timing: She knew that …

‘Goodbye, England’s Rose …’

Elton John sings during Saturday’s memorial service. Photo by Associated Press

World Celebrities Join Mourning Hillary Rodham Clinton Represents U.S.

Actor Tom Cruise and his wife, actress Nicole Kidman, arrive at Westminster Abbey with actor Tom Hanks and director Steven Speilberg. Photo by Associated Press

Diana, Mother Teresa: A Beautiful Legacy We Mourn The Loss Of Two Women Who, Each In Her Own Way, Opened Their Arms To The World

It seems a peculiar linkage: Diana, Princess of Wales, and Mother Teresa, caregiver to the poor, united as objects of mourning around the world. They were, after all, women born …

Calcutta Mourns Its ‘Mother’ India’s Hindus, Muslims, Christians Gather At Mission To Pray For Beloved Mother Teresa

1. Nuns pray for Mother Teresa at a home for street children in New Delhi on Saturday. Photo by Associated Press 2. Nuns from the Roman Catholic order Missionaries of …

‘The Very Essence Of Compassion’

The ninth Earl Spencer. Photo by Associated Press

TV Brings World’s Mourners Together Millions Share Unforgettable Images Of Tribute To Media-Savvy Princess

Television made Princess Diana the world’s princess, a golden living legend. So it was fitting that television helped the world grieve on Saturday with funeral coverage from Westminster Abbey that …

A Vale Of Tears Diana’s Slow Final Passage Through Gantlet Of Grief

1. Princess Diana’s brother, Charles Spencer, left; her sons, William and Harry; and former husband Prince Charles watch the hearse bear her body away Saturday. Photo by Associated Press 2. …