A TWO-ALARM FIRE roared through a Queens, N.Y., home early Thursday, killing one adult and three children and injuring at least eight others, authorities said . . . WALTER W. MULCAHY, a historian of Nevada's ancient trails and Pony Express routes, died Saturday in Reno at age 83 . . . A CROWDED BOAT capsized Wednesday in the Rea Sea and killed 24 people, including 16 children, while seriously injuring 14 others, Egyptian sources said . . . FOR A THIRD TIME in a year, a member of the oil-rich Bass family of Texas has donated $20 million to Yale University. The $60 million the Basses have pledged to their alma mater represents one of the biggest commitments to a university by a single family.