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  • Elijah Cummings dead at 68.

    10/17/2019 4:29:37 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 187 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10.17.2019 | Edmund DeMarche, Alex Pappas
    Rep. Elijah Cummings, the powerful House Democrat who represented Baltimore for more than two decades and was a vocal critic of President Trump, died early Thursday after battling health problems, his office said in a statement. Cummings, who was 68, died at Gilchrist Hospice Care, a Johns Hopkins affiliate. As chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, he was one of the most powerful Democrats in Washington, and played a key role in the House Democrats' ongoing efforts to impeach Trump.
  • Alexei Leonov, the first human to walk in space, has died at age 85

    10/11/2019 7:08:02 AM PDT · by Borges · 32 replies
    CBS - AFP ^ | 10/11/2019
    Alexei Leonov, a Soviet-era cosmonaut who was the first human to conduct a spacewalk in 1965, died Friday in Moscow aged 85, his assistant said. "He died today in Moscow at the Burdenko hospital after a long illness," Natalia Filimonova told AFP. The Russian space agency Roscosmos said it was saddened to announce the death of "cosmonaut No 11" who was twice decorated with the country's top honor, the Hero of the Soviet Union.
  • Having Your Yellowcake and Making Bush Eat It

    10/10/2019 7:10:24 AM PDT · by Twotone · 16 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | October 9, 2019 | Mark Steyn
    Joe Wilson had been fantasizing for over a decade and a half about the first sentence of his obituary: Joseph C. Wilson IV, the Bush I administration political appointee who did the most damage to the Bush II administration. By the time the Grim Reaper came calling, the Democrat-media industrial complex had moved on, to new whistleblowers, doing new damage to newer administrations. But he and his then wife, Valerie Plame, had a grand run for longer than might have been expected - and even parlayed their fifteen minutes into a movie deal: Fair Game, with Naomi Watts as Ms...
  • Rip Taylor: Legendary comedian, actor and the 'King of Camp and Confetti' dies at age 84

    10/06/2019 7:44:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 51 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | October 6, 2019 | Brian Marks For Dailymail.com
    Rip Taylor, the outlandish comedian who made appearances in Wayne's World 2 and the Jacka** films died Sunday in Beverly Hills at 84. He made a name for himself with his high-energy comedy club and television appearances, which usually featured a bevy of props. Taylor's most famous routine involved regularly dousing his audiences with confetti; the running gag earned him the nickname 'The King of Confetti.' Taylor was instantly recognizably with his thick handlebar mustache. The comedian, who was known as the the King of Camp and Confetti, made inroads with wider audiences when he hosted the spoof game show...
  • Robert McClelland, surgeon who tried to save JFK and believed there was a second shooter, dies at 89

    09/26/2019 7:44:14 AM PDT · by rintintin · 64 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | Sept 14 2019 | Marc Ramirez
    Inextricably linked to the death of John F. Kennedy, surgeon Robert McClelland dutifully preserved the blood-soaked white dress shirt he wore the day he tried to save the president's life in 1963. For the rest of his life, the retired professor emeritus of UT Southwestern's medical school also clung staunchly to a contentious opinion forged firsthand: that one of the shots that had struck Kennedy had come from the front, which would require the existence of a second gunman. Robert Nelson McClelland, the lone dissenting voice among the operating-room doctors who tried to save the president at Parkland Memorial Hospital,...
  • Jacques Chirac, French President Who Opposed U.S. Iraq War, Is Dead At 86

    09/26/2019 6:06:29 AM PDT · by FewsOrange · 11 replies
    NPR ^ | September 26, 20197:05 AM ET | Bill Chappell Eleanor Beardsley
    Jacques René Chirac, a champion of Europe and fierce opponent of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, has died. The former two-term president was 86. Chirac spent half a century in the public eye. Before he was president of France, he was the mayor of Paris, he also served two terms as prime minister and represented his rural district in the French parliament for nearly 30 years. "My countrymen, I love France passionately and have put my whole heart, energy and force into serving her and you," Chirac said when he left office in 2007. "It has been the engagement of...
  • Obituary

    09/21/2019 9:42:02 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/21/19
  • Longtime journalist Cokie Roberts dies at age 75

    09/17/2019 8:01:45 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 82 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/17/19 | Joe Concha
    ABC News, NPR and PBS journalist and political commentator Cokie Roberts has passed away at age 75, according to a network announcement. "Cokie Roberts will be dearly missed," said James Goldston, president of ABC News. "Cokie's kindness, generosity, sharp intellect and thoughtful take on the big issues of the day made ABC a better place and all of us better journalists." From 1996-2002, Roberts co-anchored ABC’s "This Week" with Sam Donaldson. She also served as a political commentator and chief congressional analyst for "This Week" during her tenure at ABC dating back to 1988. SNIP
  • Cokie Roberts, veteran journalist, political commentator and author, dead at 75. (trunc)

    09/17/2019 7:48:01 AM PDT · by libstripper · 89 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept 1, 2019 | Fox News
    Cokie Roberts, the veteran journalist, political commentator and author, died, ABC News announced Tuesday morning, citing her family. She was 75. "We will miss Cokie beyond measure, both for her contributions and for her love and kindness," her family said in a statement.
  • Eddie Money, ‘Two Tickets to Paradise’ Singer, Dies at 70

    09/13/2019 7:33:21 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 54 replies
    Variety ^ | 09-13-2019 | By Shirley Halperin
    Eddie Money, the prolific singer and songwriter whose songs “Baby Hold On,” “Two Tickets to Paradise,” “Shakin'” and “Take Me Home Tonight” soundtracked popular music in the 1980s, died Friday (Sept. 13). He was 70. A statement provided by his family reads: “The Money Family regrets to announce that Eddie passed away peacefully early this morning. It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our loving husband and father. We cannot imagine our world without him. We are grateful that he will live on forever through his music.” Money recently revealed that he had been diagnosed with stage...
  • Eddie Money, RIP age 70

    09/13/2019 7:29:55 AM PDT · by BBQToadRibs · 18 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 09/13/2019 | Shirley Halperin
    Eddie Money, the prolific singer and songwriter whose songs “Baby Hold On,” “Two Tickets to Paradise,” “Shakin'” and “Take Me Home Tonight” soundtracked popular music in the 1980s, died Friday (Sept. 13). He was 70. A statement provided by his family reads: “The Money Family regrets to announce that Eddie passed away peacefully early this morning. It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our loving husband and father. We cannot imagine our world without him. We are grateful that he will live on forever through his music.” Money recently revealed that he had been diagnosed with stage...
  • Carol Lynley, ‘The Poseidon Adventure’ Star, Dies at 77

    09/05/2019 6:37:51 PM PDT · by massmike · 100 replies
    variety.com ^ | 09/05/2019 | ANNA TINGLEY
    Actress Carol Lynley, best known for her role in the 1972 film “The Poseidon Adventure,” died at her Pacific Palisades home Tuesday after suffering a heart attack, according to her friend, actor Trent Dolan. She was 77. The Hollywood veteran was also a television regular, appearing in shows such as “The Big Valley,” “Mannix,” “It Takes a Thief,” “Night Gallery,” “The Invaders,” “Kojak,” “Hawaii Five-O” and “The Night Stalker.” Lynley was married to publicist Michael Selsman from 1960-64, during which the two had daughter Jill.
  • Longtime New York State Senator Bill Larkin dead at 91

    09/01/2019 9:43:23 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/1/19 | Berandette Hoganb, Carl Campaneile, and Tamir Lapin
    Bill Larkin, who spent four decades in the New York state legislature following a distinguished military career that brought him to the battlefields of World War II and the Korea War, has died, his family announced Sunday. He was 91. “America and the State of New York have lost a dedicated public servant, soldier and statesman,” the family said in a statement. “Our family lost a husband, father grandfather, great-grandfather and so much more.” The Albany legend and legislative war horse died Saturday night, his spokesman Brian Maher said. Gov. Andrew Cuomo lauded Larkin as “a constant force for good”...
  • Wichita television station reporting David Koch died

    08/23/2019 5:35:40 AM PDT · by Old Yeller · 103 replies
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  • Widow with Down syndrome shows the power of love after husband's death

    08/18/2019 9:21:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    CBS NEWS ^ | AUG 16, 2019 | Steve Hartman
    Deep in New York's Adirondack Mountains, family and friends gathered to help 59-year-old Kris Scharoun-DeForge pay tribute to her remarkable husband. "He got me laughing and everything. He was the one for me," Kris said. Kris and Paul met in 1988 and after dating for five years, they became one of the first couples in the world with Down syndrome to get married. "I proposed to him," Kris said. "I whispered in his ear, 'Would you marry me?' And he looked up at me with this big beautiful smile and he shook his head 'Yes!' And that's when I knew."...
  • Hollywood Actor Peter Fonda Dead at 79

    08/16/2019 3:31:17 PM PDT · by robowombat · 185 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 01:26 17.08.2019)
    Hollywood Actor Peter Fonda Dead at 79 01:22 17.08.2019(updated 01:26 17.08.2019) On Friday, the family of 79-year-old Hollywood actor Peter Fonda announced that he had died. “It is with deep sorrow that we share the news that Peter Fonda has passed away,” the family told People Magazine Friday afternoon. “[Peter] passed away peacefully on Friday morning, August 16 at 11:05 a.m. at his home in Los Angeles surrounded by family. The official cause of death was respiratory failure due to lung cancer.” “In one of the saddest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words...
  • Ohio shooter’s parents apologise for ‘insensitive’ obituary

    08/15/2019 6:52:05 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 48 replies
    BBC ^ | 08/15/2019
    The family of the Dayton, Ohio shooter have apologised for releasing an "insensitive" obituary that fails to mention the "terrible tragedy". Connor Betts, 24, was a "funny, articulate and intelligent man", the tribute said. The killing of his sister and eight others in a shooting on 4 August was not acknowledged. Conner & Koch, a funeral home in Bellbrooke, Ohio, posted the obituary to its website on Tuesday. A separate obituary posted on the website for their 22-year-old daughter, Megan - who was among her brother's victims - did not mention the shooting either. Friends of Megan say she identified...
  • Late-term abortion survivor Tim Guido has died at age 21

    08/11/2019 7:37:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    live Action ^ | July 29, 2019 | Nancy Flanders
    “The Oldenburg Baby.” That’s what the German media dubbed Tim Guido when he was accidentally born alive on July 6, 1997, at the Städtische Frauenklinik hospital in Oldenburg, Germany, after a failed abortion. Diagnosed with Down syndrome, Tim’s biological parents decided to abort him during the 25th week of pregnancy. According to Youth Defence, he was considered to be so premature that doctors didn’t think he would ever survive labor, so it is likely the abortionist never injected him with the potassium chloride that would have killed him before labor was induced. But Tim didn’t die. He was born alive...
  • Memorial thread for 'zot'.

    08/04/2019 6:05:27 PM PDT · by Interesting Times · 122 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 4, 2019 | Scott Swett
    Obituary for Col. Ben H. Swett, U.S. Air Force, Retired Col. Ben H. Swett, Ret., passed away on July 20, 2019 in MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital. He had been a resident of Temple Hills, Maryland since 1971. He was born on September 3, 1934 at Saint Agnes Hospital, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, son of Herbert Elbridge and Marcia Harriet (Fadner) Swett. Though originally named “Herbert Benjamin,” he always used “Ben H.” as his first and middle names. Ben H. Swett attended grade schools in Wisconsin and Colorado, and graduated from Pasadena, Texas, High School in 1951. In 1955, he graduated...
  • Matriarch of 'Bob Evans' company dies in Gallipolis

    07/26/2019 6:29:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    WCHS TV8 ^ | July 26, 2019 | Anna Moore
    GALLIPOLIS, Ohio (WCHS/WVAH) — The matriarch of the Bob Evans family and company died this week in Ohio. Jewell Evans, the wife of restaurant franchise founder Bob Evans, died Wednesday in her Gallipolis home, according to her obituary. She was 99. The Bob Evans company shared the news on its social media channels. "Her model of warm hospitality and grace have been integral to our history and values," the company said. "Our prayers and condolences go out to her family and friends. She will forever remain a part of us all as we draw inspiration from her incredible legacy. Her...