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Vernon Moland Liberty Lake Service for Vernon M. Moland, 73, is set for 2 p.m. today, at Thornhill Valley Funeral Home. Burial will be at Riverside Memorial Park. Mr. Moland …


Two Teens Charged With Killing Forest Worker Forest Service Employee Shot In Apparent Robbery Attempt

Two teenage boys who walked away from juvenile custody in Mountain Home were charged Thursday with murdering a Forest Service employee in western Idaho’s Payette National Forest. But a U.S. …


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Wallace Savitz Colbert Service for Wallace C. “Wally” Savitz, 69, is set for 10 a.m. Friday at Riplinger Funeral Home. Graveside service will follow at 1 p.m. at Tekoa (Wash.) …


Dance Legend Ginger Rogers Dies Starred In Musicals With Fred Astaire

Ginger Rogers in 1965


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Leslie Maley Thornton, Wash.


Former Host Of ‘Jeopardy!’ Dies

Art Fleming, the original host of television’s “Jeopardy!” died at home Tuesday of pancreatic cancer. He was 70. An actor in radio, television, film and theater, Fleming appeared in numerous …


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Fred Helms Sr. Spokane Memorial service for Fred A. Helms Sr., 78, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Foothills Community Church. There will be private inurnment.


Wealthy Washingtonian Norton Clapp Dies

Norton Clapp, a former Weyerhaeuser Co. board chairman and one of Washington’s wealthiest citizens, has died at his home after a long illness. Clapp, 89, died Saturday in this wealthy …


Death Silences Howard Cosell Sportscaster Leaves Legacy Of Controversy

1. Muhammad Ali, left, and Howard Cosell remained close. Photo by Associated Press 2. Cosell was the man in the middle of ABC’s Monday Night Football broadcast team, joined by …


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Elizabeth Clark Davenport, Wash. Service for Elizabeth M. Clark, 78, is set for 2 p.m. today at Zion Lutheran Church in Davenport, where she was a member. Burial will be …


Former Powerful Senator Dies

Mississippi’s John Stennis


Maggie Kuhn Filled Her Retirement With Activism Founder Of The Gray Panthers Dies Peacefully At Age 89

Activist Maggie Kuhn in 1987. Photo by Associated Press


Sports People

Former Washington State University football players Chris Dyko, an offensive lineman, and Mark Ledbetter, a linebacker-defensive end, have signed with the Canadian Football League Birmingham Barracudas. Dyko is a 1984 …


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Cleo Gates Spokane Memorial service for Cleo Ruth (McDonald) Gates, 80, is set for 2 p.m. today at Fourth Memorial Church, where she was a member. Ball and Dodd Funeral …


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Donald Weger Spokane No service will be held for Donald L. Weger, 84, at his request. Riplinger Funeral Home is in charge of cremation. Mr. Weger, who died Tuesday, was …


Ex-Comrade And Critic Of Tito Dies At 83

Djilas


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Veil Bloodgood Newport, Wash.


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Elizabeth VanderGaag Spokane Vigil service for Elizabeth E. “Betty” VanderGaag, 66, will be at 6:30 p.m. today at Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home. Funeral Mass is planned for noon Thursday at St. …


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Virginia Berreth Hauser Lake, Idaho Service for Virginia Gail Berreth, rental manager, is set for 1 p.m. Tuesday at New Life Community Church in Rathdrum, Idaho. Burial will follow at …


Sports People

Jay McCreary, LSU’s basketball coach from 1957 to 1965 and an assistant from 1966 to 1972, died early Monday in Baton Rouge, La., following a long illness. He was 77. …


Brando’s Daughter Kills Herself

Cheyenne Brando in 1992 photo. Photo by Associated Press


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Bonita Bombino Priest River, Idaho Memorial service for Bonita June (Hartman) Bombino, 69, will be at 11 a.m. today at Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Priest River. Inurnment will follow at …


Gorbachev’s Mother Dies At 84 In Moscow

Maria Gorbachev, the mother of former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, died today in Moscow at the age of 84. A spokesman for the Gorbachev Foundation, Vladimir Polyakov, said she had …


Black Leader William Smith Dies

William M. Smith, a civil rights activist and retired bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, died Wednesday. He was 79. For several years, Smith was listed among Ebony …


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Edwin Brown Coeur d’Alene Service for Edwin M. Brown is set for 1 p.m. Monday at English Funeral Chapel, Coeur d’Alene. Burial will follow at St. Thomas Cemetery. Mr. Brown, …


Burl Ives Dies At His Home In Anacortes Beloved Balladeer Remembered For His Warmth

Singer-actor Burl Ives in a 1958 photo. File/The Spokesman-Review


Ex-Nba Player/Golfer Dies

Mal McMullen, a golf pro for more than 40 years and a former NBA player with the old Indianapolis Olympians, has died at age 67. He was a member of …


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Ann Schoessler Ritzville, Wash. Service for Ann T. Schoessler, 84, is planned for 11 a.m. Saturday at Zion Congregational Church in Ritzville. Vault burial will follow at Ritzville Memorial Cemetery. …


Burl Ives, 85, Slips Into Coma

Actor-balladeer Burl Ives slipped into a coma Wednesday and was not expected to regain consciousness, his longtime agent said. Ives’ doctors “don’t think he’ll make it through the night,” said …


Obituaries

Vyacheslav Solodyankin Yelena Solodyankin Valeria Solodyankin Vyacheslav Solodyankin Alina Solodyankin Spokane Service for five members of a Russian family who died Friday in a Bellingham house fire will be held …