Sabrina McFarland
October 18, 1993 12:00 PM

Polish-born actress Reizl Bozyk, 79, who made her English-language debut as Amy Irving’s matchmaker grandmother in the 1988 romantic comedy Crossing Delancey, died at a New York City hospital on Sept. 30….

Gordon Douglas, 85, best known as the director of 30 Our Gang short films, died of an undisclosed illness at a convalescent home in Hancock Park. Calif., on Sept. 29.

Country star Garth Brooks. 31, and his wife, Sandy, 28, are expecting their second child in the spring. Their first, daughter Taylor Mayne Pearl, is 15 months old….

Former Saturday Night Live-er Victoria Jackson, 34, and her husband, Paul Wessel, 35, a Dade County, Fla., police officer, are looking forward to the May arrival of their first baby. Jackson has a daughter, Scarlet, 7, from a previous marriage….

Richard Moll, 50, the bald bailiff of the now defunct Night Court, and his wife, Susan, 31, a fashion designer who is the stepdaughter of Milton Berle, are also expecting a first, in April.

Gen. Colin Powell, 56, the first African-American to chair the Joint Chiefs of Staff, gave a farewell salute on Sept. 30 in Fort Myer, Va. Appointed to the chairmanship by President Bush in 1989, the Bronx-born Powell was awarded a Medal of Freedom and made an honorary knight by England’s Queen Elizabeth II for his leading role in the 1991 Gulf War. Upon his retirement, the 35-year Army veteran received a second Medal of Freedom.

Demolition Man star Wesley Snipes, 31, pleaded no contest on Sept. 30 in Los Angeles to carrying a loaded firearm in public. Snipes had been arrested on Aug. 3 when his motorcycle overturned and the 9-mm semiautomatic pistol he had under his coat was seen by police who had come to his aid. Though the gun was registered, Snipes did not have a permit to carry it hidden. He was fined $2,700 and placed on two years unsupervised probation….

B-52’s singer and animal rights activist Kate Pierson, 45, was one of seven people charged with criminal mischief and trespassing during an antifur protest at Vogue’s New York City offices on Sept. 30….

Katherine Ann Power, 44, the onetime antiwar radical who surrendered to authorities after 23 years on the run, was sentenced in Boston on Oct. 6 to 8-to-12 years in prison and 20 years probation for her role in a 1970 bank robbery involving the murder of a police officer. She will be eligible for parole in five years, four months.

Irma Hadzimuratovic, 6, the quadriplegic Bosnian girl whose story inspired an airlift of the injured from her war-torn homeland last August (PEOPLE, Aug. 30), will probably not regain the use of her limbs, her British doctors announced on Oct. 4. She was treated in London for spinal, head and abdominal injuries incurred during the July 30 mortar attack that killed her 30-year-old mother, Elvira. Her father, Ramiz, 36, is by her bedside in London.

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