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Coroner: Whitney Houston full autopsy report likely to offer more clues

March 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The full report, which is expected to be released in a few weeks, may include test results and physical descriptions of the singer’s heart that will show whether she suffered a heart attack, Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter said. Continue Reading

Whitney Houston died from drowning, coroner says (VIDEO)

March 22, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Whitney Houston was a chronic cocaine user who had the drug in her system when she drowned in a hotel bathtub, coroner’s officials said Thursday after releasing autopsy findings that also noted heart disease contributed to her death. The disclosure ended weeks of speculation about what killed the Grammy-winning singer on Feb. 11 on the eve of the Grammy Awards. Continue Reading

Bobbi Kristina Brown says mom Whitney Houston ‘always with me’

March 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

In her first interview since Whitney Houston’s death, daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown said she’s “doing as good as I possibly can” and recalled the tender last moments she shared with her superstar mother before her sudden death last month. Continue Reading

Target pulls greeting card poking fun of Whitney Houston

February 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The discounter said today the card was sold in its stores prior to Houston’s death on Feb. 11, and as soon as it was brought to the retailer’s attention, Target Corp. began “the process of removing the card.” Continue Reading

O’REILLY: Media fails in Whitney Houston coverage

February 20, 2012 in The Daily Republic

The media has no bleepin’ clue how to cover the death of Whitney Houston. Continue Reading

Up for auction in March: Whitney Houston’s dress, earrings; Chaplin’s cane; Heston’s ‘Ten Commandments’ staff

February 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Celebrity auctioneer Darren Julien said Sunday the pieces and other Houston items became available after the singer’s unexpected death on Feb. 11 and will be included among a long-planned sale of Hollywood memorabilia such as Charlie Chaplin’s cane, Clark Gable’s jacket from “Gone With the Wind” and Charlton Heston’s staff from “The Ten Commandments.”
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Whitney Houston laid to rest at private N.J. burial

February 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Whitney Houston was laid to rest Sunday at a brief private ceremony in New Jersey, the end of a weekend that saw the pop star’s family and friends gather at a star-studded funeral to mourn her loss while celebrating her career. Continue Reading

Aretha Franklin remembers her goddaughter Houston at Radio City

February 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Aretha Franklin was thankful to be alive Saturday night and thinking about lost friends, among them Whitney Houston. Hours after she canceled an appearance at Houston’s funeral because of spasms in her legs, the “Queen of Soul” (the “undisputed” Queen, the capacity audience was reminded by the show’s announcer) was quick on her feet, feisty in voice and sentimental and sassy in spirit at Radio City Music Hall. Continue Reading

Aretha Franklin remembers her goddaughter Houston at Radio City

February 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Aretha Franklin was thankful to be alive Saturday night and thinking about lost friends, among them Whitney Houston. Hours after she canceled an appearance at Houston’s funeral because of spasms in her legs, the “Queen of Soul” (the “undisputed” Queen, the capacity audience was reminded by the show’s announcer) was quick on her feet, feisty in voice and sentimental and sassy in spirit at Radio City Music Hall. Continue Reading

UPDATE: Houston remembered at hometown N.J. funeral (VIDEO)

February 18, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

VIDEOS: Watch at bottom of articleClapping hands and swaying to gospel hymns in the church where Whitney Houston’s powerful voice once wowed her congregation, the biggest names in entertainment sang along with the choir to remember the pop superstar at her hometown funeral today. Continue Reading