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Former President Ronald Reagan has agreed to speak during the opening ceremonies for the Goodwill Games in Seattle on July 21, his office said. Games organizers had tried without success to get President Bush, Vice President Dan Quayle and Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev to attend the opening ceremonies.

Ralph O. Coleman Sr., the winningest baseball coach in Oregon State University history, has died at age 94. Coleman, who died Sunday, served as head baseball coach for 36 of the 47 years he worked at Oregon State. Coleman Field, where the Beavers play their home games, is named for him. Coleman's teams had 560 victories and 317 losses for a winning percentage of .639.

Robert Ruliph Morgan Carpenter Jr., former owner of the Philadelphia Phillies, has died of cancer. Carpenter, 74, died Sunday. He owned the team for 29 years. The Carpenter family sold to the team to a group led by current Phillies President Bill Giles in 1981.

Former heavyweight boxing champion John Tate was among 123 people arrested or being sought in a roundup of suspects in Knox County, Tenn., on charges involving drugs or stolen property. Tate, 34, briefly held the World Boxing Assn. heavyweight title left vacant by the retirement of Muhammad Ali in 1979.

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