People: Tina Turner; JFK memorabilia

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Tina Turner is on her way to becoming a Swiss citizen.

The American rock diva has lived in the Zurich suburb of Kuesnacht since the mid-1990s. The local Zuerichsee-Zeitung newspaper said on its website the local council announced its decision to grant the 73-year-old Turner citizenship in an official notice published in Friday's edition.

The decision still requires formal approval from cantonal (state) and federal authorities.

n The family of a former special assistant to President John F. Kennedy is auctioning hundreds of photographs, documents, gifts and other memorabilia that once belonged to the late president.

David Powers, who died in 1998, was a close personal friend to Kennedy and his wife, Jackie. He was also the first curator of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston until he retired in 1994.

Powers' family found "an extraordinary collection" of memorabilia locked away last year as they prepared to sell the family home, according to John McInnis Auctioneers in Amesbury.

Powers, who joined Kennedy for his first political campaign for Congress in 1946 and was with him when he was assassinated in Dallas in 1963, collected keepsakes and documents spanning years of friendship with the Kennedy family. His collection of about 2,000 items will be auctioned in 723 lots on Feb. 17.

The collection includes the president's Air Force One leather bomber jacket; photos of the baptism of his only surviving child, Caroline Kennedy; pictures of JFK Jr's birthday party taken in 1963; and a birthday card that the president sent to his father a few months before he was assassinated. Other items include ephemera, letters, documents, and gifts to and from the family.

Officials at the JFK Library, which is charged with promoting the life and legacy of Kennedy, say they are trying to figure out whether some of the items belong to the institution.

Dan Meader, of John McInnis Auctioneers, said the highest estimate was for the bomber jacket, at $20,000 to $40,000, while some lots were estimated in the $50 to $100 range.

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