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August 19, 1990 | MARTIN McNEAL, MCCLATCHY NEWS SERVICE
Exactly one year after the suicide of former Sacramento Kings player Ricky Berry, joy, pain and frustration remain vivid among those the athlete touched most poignantly. Berry's zest for life, combined with an apparently unlimited future, seemed to make him the least likely person to end his own life as he did -- with a single shot to the right temple from a 9mm semiautomatic gun he had purchased in 1988.
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August 19, 1990 | MARTIN McNEAL, MCCLATCHY NEWS SERVICE
Exactly one year after the suicide of former Sacramento Kings player Ricky Berry, joy, pain and frustration remain vivid among those the athlete touched most poignantly. Berry's zest for life, combined with an apparently unlimited future, seemed to make him the least likely person to end his own life as he did -- with a single shot to the right temple from a 9mm semiautomatic gun he had purchased in 1988.
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August 22, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Ricky Berry, the Sacramento Kings' star who shot himself to death following a quarrel with his wife, did not take drugs or alcohol in the hours before his death, the Sacramento County coroner's office reported today. Berry was "very clean, there was no evidence of drugs at all," said Chief Deputy Coroner Bob Bowers, who released the findings of an autopsy and toxicology report. Police investigators said Berry, 24, shot himself in the head on Aug.
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August 26, 1989
The deaths of Donnie Moore and Ricky Berry were indeed tragedies, but for Lisa Larson of Manhattan Beach (Viewpoint, Aug. 19) to use this emotional issue to voice her opinion about gun control is a travesty. It is no more difficult to take one's own life by using a knife, starting a car, swallowing some pills, stepping off a building or turning on one's oven. Suicide isn't about guns, it's about people. DONALD NASSRAWAY, JILL NASSRAWAY, Lakewood
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February 15, 1988 | JOHN WEYLER
San Jose State was picked to finish second in the Pacific Coast Athletic Assn. by the coaches in their annual preseason poll, but the Spartans (10-11 overall and 5-7 in conference) are currently tied for eighth with Fresno State. San Jose lost Saturday night to UC Santa Barbara, 65-64, and have dropped four straight since beating Memphis State, 82-67, in Memphis Jan. 26. It's the Spartans' longest losing streak since the 1983-84 season.
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August 15, 1989 | ROBYN NORWOOD and CLAY EVANS, Times Staff Writers
Ricky Berry, first-round draft choice of the Sacramento Kings in 1988, apparently committed suicide Monday at his suburban Sacramento home after arguing with his wife Sunday night. A Sacramento County Sheriff's spokesman said Berry's wife, Valerie, who had spent the night away from the couple's newly purchased home, found the 24-year-old player on the floor of the family room with a gunshot wound to his head when she returned Monday morning.
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January 17, 1988 | STEVE LOWERY, Times Staff Writer
Ricky Berry doesn't run, he glides. He doesn't jump, he leaps. He appears on a basketball court to be the embodiment of one of those graceful, elongated figures in painted depictions of basketball, the game Ricky Berry may play as well as any college player in the nation. Jerry Tarkanian, Nevada Las Vegas coach, has said that Berry, San Jose State's two-time All-Pacific Coast Athletic Assn. guard and a member of the 1987 United States Pan American team, will be a National Basketball Assn.
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August 19, 1989
First Donnie Moore, now Ricky Berry. How sad. I just wonder how many domestic problems that end in these kinds of tragic deaths could and/or would be avoided if guns weren't so easily obtainable. My sincere condolences go out to the loved ones of these victims. LISA LARSON Manhattan Beach
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August 22, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Ricky Berry, the Sacramento Kings' star who shot himself to death following a quarrel with his wife, did not take drugs or alcohol in the hours before his death, the Sacramento County coroner's office reported today. Berry was "very clean, there was no evidence of drugs at all," said Chief Deputy Coroner Bob Bowers, who released the findings of an autopsy and toxicology report. Police investigators said Berry, 24, shot himself in the head on Aug.
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August 19, 1989
First Donnie Moore, now Ricky Berry. How sad. I just wonder how many domestic problems that end in these kinds of tragic deaths could and/or would be avoided if guns weren't so easily obtainable. My sincere condolences go out to the loved ones of these victims. LISA LARSON Manhattan Beach
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August 15, 1989 | ROBYN NORWOOD and CLAY EVANS, Times Staff Writers
Ricky Berry, first-round draft choice of the Sacramento Kings in 1988, apparently committed suicide Monday at his suburban Sacramento home after arguing with his wife Sunday night. A Sacramento County Sheriff's spokesman said Berry's wife, Valerie, who had spent the night away from the couple's newly purchased home, found the 24-year-old player on the floor of the family room with a gunshot wound to his head when she returned Monday morning.
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August 26, 1989
The deaths of Donnie Moore and Ricky Berry were indeed tragedies, but for Lisa Larson of Manhattan Beach (Viewpoint, Aug. 19) to use this emotional issue to voice her opinion about gun control is a travesty. It is no more difficult to take one's own life by using a knife, starting a car, swallowing some pills, stepping off a building or turning on one's oven. Suicide isn't about guns, it's about people. DONALD NASSRAWAY, JILL NASSRAWAY, Lakewood
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August 14, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Ricky Berry, the Sacramento Kings' 1988 first-round draft pick, shot himself to death in his new suburban home after an argument with his wife, authorities said today. Berry's body was discovered by his wife, Valerie, at 9:45 a.m. in his Fair Oaks residence, where he had lived for only three weeks, the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department said. A firearm apparently used in the shooting was found at the scene.
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February 15, 1988 | JOHN WEYLER
San Jose State was picked to finish second in the Pacific Coast Athletic Assn. by the coaches in their annual preseason poll, but the Spartans (10-11 overall and 5-7 in conference) are currently tied for eighth with Fresno State. San Jose lost Saturday night to UC Santa Barbara, 65-64, and have dropped four straight since beating Memphis State, 82-67, in Memphis Jan. 26. It's the Spartans' longest losing streak since the 1983-84 season.
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