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  • The Longest Hatred

    05/28/2015 12:42:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Cliff May
    Robert S. Wistrich, who died suddenly last week, was considered the foremost scholar of anti-Semitism, which he called “the longest hatred,” one that appears to be metastasizing in the current era. Writing about Nazi anti-Semitism ruffles no feathers within academia and other elite circles. Mr. Wistrich, however, had been warning that “anti-Semitism has undergone a process of growing ‘Islamicization,’ linked to the terrorist holy war against Jews and other non-Muslims with its truly lethal consequences.” This “new” anti-Semitism,” he added, targetsIsrael, the only state with a Jewish majority: “the collective Jew.” “New” is a relative term: It was 40 years...
  • Obituary: Wladyslaw Bartoszewski, The great survivor (of Auschwitz)

    05/12/2015 9:53:59 PM PDT · by Cronos · 14 replies
    The Economist ^ | 7.May.2015 | the Economist
    WHEN Hitlers forces marched into Warsaw in September 1939, Wladyslaw Bartoszewskis parents told him not to panic. They had experienced German occupation during the last war. There would be inconvenience, disorder and even looting. He should be careful. But it would not be too badthe Germans were, after all, west Europeansand by next year, the British and French would arrive. The Bartoszewskis could hardly have given their teenage son worse advice. The Western allies never came; instead the Soviets joined in the Nazi attack. Hitler not only wiped Poland off the map, but aimed to obliterate its language, culture and...
  • Famed Detroit Jazz Trumpeter Marcus Belgrave Dies at 78

    05/24/2015 5:39:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Sunday, May 24, 2015 | Jeff Karoub
    Marcus Belgrave, a jazz trumpeter who graced stages and studios with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Cocker and Motown artists galore, died Sunday. He was 78. Belgrave died at an Ann Arbor care facility and the cause of death was heart failure, said Hazelette Crosby-Robinson, a cousin of Belgrave's wife Joan. Belgrave remained active on the Detroit and international jazz scenes up until his death. Born into a family of musicians in Chester, Pennsylvania, he started playing professionally at 12 and joined The Ray Charles Band in the late 1950s what he once described as "the beginning...
  • JUST IN: Actress, comedian Anne Meara -- wife of Jerry Stiller and mother of Ben Stiller -- dies..

    05/24/2015 2:46:26 PM PDT · by PROCON · 51 replies
    AP ^ | May 24, 2015
    LOS ANGELES (AP) Actress and comedian Anne Meara has died. She was 85. Her husband, Jerry Stiller, and son Ben Stiller say Meara died Saturday. No other details were provided
  • 'Beautiful Mind' mathematician John Nash and his wife killed in New Jersey taxi crash

    05/24/2015 4:42:34 PM PDT · by mware · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 24, 2015 | By David Mccormack For Dailymail.com and Associated Press Reporter
    Mathematician John Nash, 86, has been killed in a taxi crash on the New Jersey Turnpike along with his wife Alicia, 82 The pair were not wearing seltbelts and were ejected from the vehicle when their driver allegedly lost control and hit the guard rail Nash was widely regarded as one of the great mathematicians of the 20th century He was best known for his work on game theory and his struggle with paranoid schizophrenia The Nobel Prize winner was famously portrayed by Russell Crowe in the 2001 Hollywood movie A Beautiful Mind which won four Oscars
  • Marques Haynes, legendary Harlem Globetrotters star and Basketball Hall of Famer, dead at 89

    05/23/2015 7:40:36 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 14 replies
    AP via NY Daily News ^ | 05/22/2015 | staff
    Marques Haynes, the legendary Harlem Globetrotters showman often called the greatest dribbler in basketball history, has died. He was 89. He died Friday in Plano, Texas, of natural causes, the Globetrotters said. CEO Kurt Schneider said basketball has lost one of its most iconic figures. Haynes made the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1998, the first Globetrotter to be so honored. He had two stints with the touring team from 1947-53 and 1972-79.
  • 'Beautiful Mind' mathematician John Nash killed

    05/24/2015 7:08:06 AM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 116 replies
    BBC News ^ | May 24, 2015
    US mathematician John Nash, whose life story was turned into the Oscar-winning film A Beautiful Mind, has died in a car crash, local media has reported. Nash, 86, and his wife Alicia were both killed when their taxi crashed in New Jersey, the reports said. The mathematician is renowned for his work in game theory, winning the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1994. His breakthroughs in maths - and his struggles with schizophrenia - were the focus of the film.
  • Happy Rockefeller, 88, Dies: Marriage to Governor Scandalized Voters

    05/20/2015 8:20:19 AM PDT · by Borges · 28 replies
    NYT ^ | 5/20/2015 | ROBERT D. McFADDEN
    Happy Rockefeller, the socialite whose 1963 marriage to Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller of New York, soon after both had been divorced, raised a political storm in a more genteel time and may have cost him the Republican presidential nomination in 1964, died on Tuesday at her home in Tarrytown, N.Y. She was 88. The family said in a statement that she died after a brief illness.
  • Maurie Berman, founder of Chicago's iconic Superdawg, dies at 89

    05/18/2015 6:54:48 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 18, 2015 | Meredith Rodriguez
    Several veterans opened food stands to supplement their student incomes on the GI Bill after World War II, but Maurie Berman wanted something different. "He wanted to open something more noteworthy," said his son, Scott Berman, 64. "A building, a tower, something with some identity." So was born the friendly, family-run Northwest Side vintage drive-in Superdawg, with its order booth that looks like an airport control tower and its two 12-foot-tall papier-mache hot dogs designed in 1948 that stand on its roof. Mr. Berman died Sunday, May 17, of heart problems at 89, his son said.
  • Lamaze Founder Dies at 100

    05/16/2015 11:16:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 5/14 | Jennifer Peltz
    When Elisabeth Bing became interested in childbirth techniques in the 1950s, women were often heavily medicated, dads were generally nowhere near the delivery room and expectant parents had far less information than many do today. Bing, the Lamaze International co-founder who popularized what was known as natural childbirth and helped change how women and doctors approached the delivery room, died Friday at 100 in her New York apartment, the organization said Saturday. The cause of her death wasn't immediately known. Trained as a physical therapist, Bing taught breathing and relaxation techniques to generations of expectant mothers, wrote several books about...
  • Bluesman B.B. King 'in Home Hospice Care,' His Website Says

    05/02/2015 9:58:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | Sat May 2, 2015 | Ralph Ellis
    Blues legend B.B. King is battling health problems, with a message on his website saying the 89-year-old musician is in "home hospice care." King was admitted to a Las Vegas hospital Thursday afternoon, CNN affiliate KLAS reported, because his daughter, Patty King, said he wasn't eating and was dehydrated. Tests showed King may have had a minor heart attack, she told KLAS. He was released and went home.
  • B.B. King Daughter Claims Elder Abuse Police Called in Dispute Over Care

    05/01/2015 6:49:56 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 23 replies
    tmz.com ^ | 5/1/15 | TMZ
    B.B. King Daughter Claims Elder Abuse Police Called in Dispute Over Care Blues legend B.B. King's daughter believes he is being abused ... and called police Thursday to settle a dispute over whether he needed to be hospitalized. TMZ has learned there's a huge battle over B.B.'s care -- between his daughter Patty King and his longtime manager Laverne Toney. Patty, who lives with her father in Las Vegas ... tells us she wanted to take him to the hospital because his urine was orange and he wasn't eating. She claims Toney -- who has power of attorney over B.B....
  • King of the Blues, R.I.P.

    05/16/2015 3:33:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | May 15, 2015 | Robert Stacy McCain
    America has lost a national treasure: B. B. King, whose world-weary voice and wailing guitar lifted him from the cotton fields of Mississippi to a global stage and the apex of American blues, died Thursday in Las Vegas. He was 89. Mr. King married country blues to big-city rhythms and created a sound instantly recognizable to millions: a stinging guitar with a shimmering vibrato, notes that coiled and leapt like an animal, and a voice that groaned and bent with the weight of lust, longing and lost love. I wanted to connect my guitar to human emotions, Mr. King said...
  • Ex-major league and Snohomish star Earl Averill Jr. dies

    05/15/2015 2:30:38 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | May 14, 2015 | Adam Jude
    Earl Averill Jr., a Snohomish High School graduate and a seven-year major league veteran, died Wednesday in Tacoma. He was 83. The Mariners scheduled a moment of silence in Averills honor just before the start of Thursdays game against the Red Sox. Averill is the son of Baseball Hall of Famer Earl Averill.
  • Blues legend B.B. King dies at age 89

    05/15/2015 10:50:07 AM PDT · by wastedyears · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/15/2015 | Todd Leopold
    (CNN)Riley B. King, the legendary guitarist known as B.B. King, whose velvety voice and economical, expressive style brought blues from the margins to the mainstream, died Thursday night.
  • 'King of the Blues' blues legend B.B. King dead at age 89

    05/14/2015 11:02:11 PM PDT · by dfwgator · 94 replies
    AP ^ | May 15, 2015 | Ken Ritter
    Blues legend B.B. King has died in Las Vegas at age 89, his lawyer says. Attorney Brent Bryson tells The Associated Press that King died peacefully in his sleep at 9:40 p.m. PDT Thursday at his home in Las Vegas.
  • Alexandre Lamfalussy, helped found euro currency, dies at 86

    05/11/2015 9:08:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 11, 2015 11:50 AM EDT
    Belgian economist Alexandre Lamfalussy, who headed the institution that became the European Central Bank and was credited as one of the founders of the shared euro currency, has died at age 86. [] Lamfalussy headed the Frankfurt-based European Monetary Institute from 1994-97. The institute laid the groundwork for the creation of a supranational central bank to manage the new currency. The institute became the European Central Bank in July 1998, under its first president, Wim Duisenberg. The euro was introduced on Jan. 1, 1999, with 11 member countries.
  • Joanne Carson dies at 83; ex-wife of 'Tonight Show' host (2nd wife of Johnny Carson)

    05/10/2015 10:35:09 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 8, 2015 | David Colker
    She was a struggling model and he was the host of a TV game show who shyly asked her if she wanted to watch some film clips of his comedy. It was the first date in 1960 in New York City for the future Joanne Carson and Johnny Carson, long before he became the king of late-night television ... Joanne Carson, 83, who later in life became a close confidant of Truman Capote, died Friday at home in Los Angeles. She had been in declining health and was in hospice care ...
  • German-born US rocket expert Oscar Holderer dies at 95

    05/06/2015 11:59:09 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    BBC News ^ | May 6, 2015 | unattributed
    The last known surviving member of the German engineering team that designed the rocket that took US astronauts to the Moon has died in Alabama. Oscar Holderer, who was 95, suffered a stroke last week and did not recover, his son Michael said. Mr Holderer was one of about 120 engineers who moved to the US after World War Two, bringing technology used in the German V2 rocket. They played a key role in the Saturn V rocket used in the 1969 Moon landing. The team, led by Wernher von Braun, was part of a project called Operation Paperclip that...
  • Jim Wright, House Speaker Who Resigned Amid Ethics Charges, Dies at 92

    05/06/2015 6:03:34 PM PDT · by fhayek · 22 replies
    The New York TImes ^ | 5/6/2015 | ADAM CLYMER
    Jim Wright, a driven Texas Democrat who rose to the pinnacle of congressional power before ethics charges forced his resignation as speaker of the House in 1989, died on Wednesday in Fort Worth. He was 92.
  • Former House Speaker Jim Wright dead at 92

    05/06/2015 9:01:28 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 67 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | May 06, 2015
    DALLAS Jim Wright, a veteran Texas congressman who was the first House speaker in history to driven out of office in midterm, has died. He was 92. The Harveson and Cole funeral home says Wright died early Wednesday morning. He'd been living at a nursing home in Fort Worth. Wright represented the Fort Worth area for 34 years, beginning with his election in 1954. He was the Democratic majority leader in the House for a decade, rising to the speakership in January 1987, to replace Tip O'Neill. But after about two years as House speaker, Wright was charged with...
  • Joshua Ozersky, Prolific Food Writer, Is Dead at 47

    05/05/2015 7:26:19 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 4, 2015 | Julia Moskin
    Joshua Ozersky, a food blogger who translated appetite and ambition into columns, books and an international food festival called Meatopia, died on Monday in Chicago, where he was to attend the annual James Beard Awards. He was 47. He was found in his hotel room, the Cook County medical examiner said. An autopsy on Tuesday did not determine the cause of death, the medical examiners office said, and more tests were planned.
  • Michael Blake dies at 69; 'Dances With Wolves' screenwriter

    05/04/2015 9:38:22 AM PDT · by Borges · 20 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 5/4/2015 | Steve Chawkins
    When Michael Blake was writing his novel "Dances With Wolves," he was living in Los Angeles on friends' couches or, sometimes, in his car. He did occasional odd jobs and finally, with $1,000 borrowed from a pal, headed for Bisbee, Ariz., where he washed dishes in a Chinese restaurant for $3.35 an hour.
  • Nigel Terry, British actor who shined as King Arthur in Excalibur, dead at 69: report

    05/04/2015 6:17:26 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 5/4/15 | Tobias Salinger
    The British actor Nigel Terry has reportedly died aged 69. The theater, TV and movie veteran died from emphysema on Thursday, The Guardian reported. Terry, 69, who may be best remembered for playing King Arthur in the 1981 epic film Excalibur, performed alongside legends like Laurence Olivier, Katharine Hepburn and Peter OToole over the course of a career that spanned five decades, according to IMDb. The Bristol native, who grew up in Cornwall, first appeared on the silver screen opposite Hepburn, OToole, Anthony Hopkins and Timothy Dalton in the 1968 classic The Lion in Winter, the story of three sons...
  • Grace Lee Whitney, Yeoman Rand on Star Trek, Dead at 85

    05/04/2015 6:12:30 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 14 replies
    Yahoo TV ^ | 5/3/15 | Michael Ausiello
    Grace Lee Whitney, best known as Yeoman Janice Rand in the original Star Trek series, died on May 1 at her home in Coarsegold, Calif. She was 85.
  • Grace Lee Whitney, Janice Rand of "Star Trek" dies at 85

    05/03/2015 9:06:06 PM PDT · by Mmogamer · 158 replies
    your central valley news ^ | 05/03/15 | unknown
    According to Family, Grace Lee Whitney has passed away peacefully this past weekend May 1, 2015 in her Coarsegold home.
  • Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's Husband, Dave Goldberg, Dies at 47

    05/02/2015 11:56:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/2 | Vince Cestone
    Dave Goldberg, the chief executive of SurveyMonkey and husband of Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, died Friday night, his brother announced Saturday, NBC News reported. Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, shared a Facebook post from Goldberg's brother, Robert Goldberg. UPDATEDExec Killed in Avalanche, Google Commits $1M to Response Efforts "Dave Goldberg was an amazing person and I am glad I got to know him," the post said. "My thoughts and prayers are with Sheryl and her family. I hope friends will join me in celebrating his life by sharing your memories of Dave on his profile, as his brother Rob...
  • Ben E. King, Soulful Singer, Dies at 76; Stand by Me Was One of His Hits

    05/01/2015 2:50:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | MAY 1, 2015 | William Grimes
    Ben E. King, the smooth, soulful baritone who led the Drifters on There Goes My Baby, Save the Last Dance for Me and other hits in the late 1950s and early 1960s, and as a solo artist recorded the classic singles Spanish Harlem and Stand by Me, died on Thursday in Hackensack, N.J. He was 76. His lawyer, Judy Tint, said Mr. King, who lived in Teaneck, N.J., died at Hackensack University Medical Center after a brief illness, offering no further details. Mr. King was working in his fathers Harlem luncheonette in 1956 when a local impresario, Lover Patterson, overheard...
  • Stand By Me singer Ben E. King dead at age 76

    05/01/2015 11:48:43 AM PDT · by yuffy · 22 replies
    WTOP ^ | May 1, 2015 12:55 pm | By The Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) Ben E. King, the unforgettable lead singer for the Drifters and solo star whose plaintive baritone graced such pop and rhythm n blues classics as Stand by Me, There Goes My Baby and Spanish Harlem, has died. He was 76. King died Thursday of natural causes in Teaneck, New Jersey, his longtime residence, publicist Phil Brown told The Associated Press on Friday. A native of North Carolina who moved to New York City as a boy, King was singing with the Five Crowns when they were hired in 1958 to become the new incarnation of the...
  • CNN Analyst: Obama Used "Racist" Term Describing Baltimore Rioters as "Thugs"

    04/29/2015 6:42:28 AM PDT · by rightistight · 45 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/29/15 | Aurelius
    CNN legal analyst Sunny Hostin had choice words for President Obama last night when she appeared on The Lead with Jake Tapper. ...Both Mayor Rawlings-Blake and President Obama, today, using the word thug, Tapper said after showing a clip of Mayor Rawlings-Blake speaking. Sunny, you take issue that? I do, Hostin responded. Its not a word, certainly, that Im comfortable with. Its not a word that I use. I think that we can all agree that that word, that term has been racialized, and I think what I saw during the riots was, I saw a lot of crimes being...
  • Suzanne Crough of the 'Partridge Family' dies at 52, report says

    04/28/2015 10:38:37 AM PDT · by Borges · 109 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/28/2015
    Suzanne Crough, who played Tracy on the sitcom "The Partridge Family," died on Monday, according to TMZ. She was 52 years old. Crough played the youngest Partridge daughter from 1970 to 1974. A family member told TMZ, she died suddenly in her Nevada home.
  • Former middleweight world champion boxer Gene Fullmer dead at 83

    04/28/2015 9:37:24 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | April 27, 2015 | Jay Drew
    West Jordan Many professional boxers have colorful and jarring nicknames designed to instill fear in opponents, capture the imagination of the general public and perhaps bring some extra publicity and headlines. But when it came to having a trademark moniker, Utah's Gene Fullmer wasn't like many of his counterparts. In a 2009 interview with The Salt Lake Tribune, Fullmer said he just preferred to be called by the name his parents, Tuff and Mary Fullmer, gave him when he was born in 1931. The former world middleweight boxing champion died late Monday night at a care center near his...
  • Minnesota pro wrestling legend Verne Gagne dies at 89

    04/28/2015 5:05:03 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 34 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 4-28-16 | Jaime DeLage
    In this from 1998, Vern Gagne is shown in his Edina home with his championship belt, circa 1960. Gagne, who died Monday, April 27, 2015, fostered the business of entertainment wrestling in Minnesota through his American Wrestling Association. (File photo) Minnesota pro wrestling legend Verne Gagne has died, the WWE announced Monday night. He was 89. Gagne, of Robbinsdale, was a University of Minnesota wrestler and competed in the 1948 Olympics before turning to pro wrestling in 1950. He joined the America Wrestling Association in 1960 and eventually became sole owner of the Minneapolis-based association. "Sad to hear my longtime...
  • Marcel Pronovost, Hall of Famer on 5 Stanley cup winners, dies at 84

    04/27/2015 8:02:06 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    AP via Fox Sports ^ | April 27, 2015
    Hall of Famer Marcel Pronovost, who spent 15 years with the Detroit Red Wings before capping his playing career with a five-year run in Toronto, has died. He was 84. Pronovost won the Stanley Cup five times as a player and recorded 88 goals and 257 assists in 1,206 regular-season games. He moved into coaching after his retirement and had served as a scout for the New Jersey Devils since 1990.
  • Legendary Actress Jayne Meadows Allen Dies at 95

    04/27/2015 3:24:51 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 35 replies
    ET ^ | April 27, 2015 | Alex Ungerman
    Jayne Meadows Allen, award winning stage and screen actress, died peacefully of natural causes in her Encino, Calif. home Sunday night at age 95, ET has learned.Jayne -- who was born in Wuchang, China to missionary parents -- enjoyed more than six decades in the entertainment industry, from Broadway roles like The Gazebo in 1958 to her Emmy-nominated role on CBS' High Society in 1995. Jayne was also a regular panelist on the CBS hit program, I've Got a Secret. During her run on the show, Jayne was the highest rated actress on CBS, second only to Lucille Ball.
  • Mary Keefe, Model for Rockwells Rosie the Riveter, Dies at 92

    04/25/2015 3:17:15 AM PDT · by iowamark · 3 replies
    NY Times ^ | APRIL 24, 2015 | SAM ROBERTS
    Mary Keefe, a 19-year-old Vermont telephone operator whom her neighbor Norman Rockwell immortalized as his model for the heroine of Rosie the Riveter, the World War II feminist anthem that empowered women to leave home and pinch-hit in military plants, died on Tuesday at her home in Simsbury, Conn. She was 92. Her death was confirmed by her daughter Mary Ellen Keefe. Mrs. Keefe was a redhead, like the Rosie who appeared on the cover of the Memorial Day issue of The Saturday Evening Post magazine in 1943, but she had never wielded a rivet gun (not until an appearance...
  • North Carolina Churches Trashed, Spray-Painted with Pro-Homosexual Vandalism

    04/20/2015 3:49:13 PM PDT · by kingattax · 29 replies
    Christian News ^ | April 20, 2015 | Heather Clark
    GREENSBORO, N.C. Two North Carolina churches recently suffered thousands of dollars in damage as their buildings and property were trashed and spray-painted with pro-homosexual messages. Officials at Bales Memorial Wesleyan Church in Jamestown arrived last Saturday to find the church sign broken and pelted with eggs and silly string. Some of the church windows had been smashed, flowers were uprooted and parking signs were ripped out the ground. The hood of the church bus was scratched as if it had been keyed, and a sign was shoved through the front grill. A number of messages were also spray painted...
  • Niners' Hall of Fame tackle Bob St. Clair dies at 84

    04/20/2015 6:51:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NFL ^ | April 20, 2015 | Chris Wesseling
    San Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame offensive tackle Bob St. Clair died Monday night following a brief illness, the Pro Football Hall of Fame told NFL Media. He was 84 years old. A Bay Area legend, St. Clair teamed with fellow NFL Hall of Famers Ollie Matson and Gino Marchetti on Joe Kuharich's fabled University of San Francisco Dons squad that went undefeated in 1951. Drafted by his hometown 49ers in 1953, St. Clair emerged as one of the decade's top linemen, earning first- or second-team All-NFL honors nine times. He was also selected to five Pro Bowls and served...
  • Woodland Hills pilot Hilda Gurney, 98, Passes Away

    04/20/2015 8:07:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 4/19 | David Montero
    When Hilda Gurneys name crops up, they love to tell stories about her switcheroo involving aviator Charles Lindbergh at the Van Nuys Airport. The pilot and her copilot husband, Harlan Bud Gurney, decided in 1969 to take out a small plane, and Lindbergh a close friend of the family who often stayed with them when he was in Los Angeles asked if he could fly alongside. But the press got wind of the renowned aviator up in the SoCal skies, and reporters descended upon the airport to wait for his landing. Wise to the plan, Lindbergh and the...
  • Former Bear Doug Buffone found dead at home

    04/20/2015 12:52:14 PM PDT · by Borges · 25 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 4/20/2015 | Peter Nickeas
    Former Chicago Bear Doug Buffone, the all-time leader in games played for the organization, has died in his Chicago home at the age of 70, police said. Paramedics were called to his home in the 1200 block of West Lexington Street around 1:30 p.m. Monday, according to police and fire officials. He was dead on the scene, they said.
  • NC Mans Obituary Urges Friends And Family Not To Vote For Clinton In 2016

    04/20/2015 6:53:08 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 5 replies
    CBS Atlanta ^ | 4/19/2015 | Associated Press SYNDICATE
    A North Carolina mans obituary asked two things of friends and family: instead of sending flowers for the funeral, give the money to charity. And dont vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016.
  • North Carolina Man's Obituary Asks Readers Not To Vote For Hillary Clinton

    04/19/2015 3:35:36 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 10 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | April 19,2015
    North Carolina Man's Obituary Asks Readers Not To Vote For Hillary Clinton Family of 81-year-old Larry Upright added a political message to outspoken mans obituary: Do not vote for Hillary in 2016. RIP Grandaddy The family of a rock-ribbed North Carolina Republican says he was passionate about politics and respectfully asked readers to reject Hillary Clinton. 19 April 2015 A North Carolina mans obituary asked two things of friends and family: instead of sending flowers for the funeral, give the money to charity. And dont vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016. WSOC-TV reported that the family of 81-year-old Larry Upright...
  • Man Makes Final Request in Obituary And It Involves Hillary Clinton

    04/19/2015 10:54:46 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 10 replies
    IJ Review ^ | April 19, 2015 | Kyle Becker
    Obituaries can be an unexpected source of amusement, and an 81-year-old North Carolina man didnt let the world down. Larry Darrell Upright, 81, passed away Monday, April 13, 2015, at CMC- NorthEast in Concord. Darrell was born Aug. 15, 1933, in Cabarrus County to the late Arthur and Mary Ruth Upright. He was also preceded in death by his son, Joel Allen Upright. He is survived by his beloved wife and devoted caregiver, Colleen McDonald Upright; son Michael D. Upright; daughter Jill Upright McLain and husband Phil; granddaughters McKenzie Upright Brady and husband Logan, Lindsay McLain Leece and husband Jason...
  • Ben Powers Dead at 64: 'Good Times' Actor Played Thelma Evans' Football Player Husband

    04/19/2015 3:03:10 PM PDT · by Impy · 44 replies
    E Online ^ | 4-19-15 | Mike Vulpo
    Good Times actor Ben Powers has died, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 64. While a cause of death has yet to be revealed, an obituary created by his loved ones has surfaced that reveals the actor passed away April 6 in New Bedford, Mass. Powers was best known for his role as Keith Anderson on the '70s sitcom Good Times. His character was married to Thelma Evans played by BerNadette Stanis.
  • Cardinal George Passes Away

    04/17/2015 11:25:09 AM PDT · by SweetAkitoRose · 6 replies
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    Cardinal George Dies. Tweet from media & link to official announcement. RT @nbcchicago Official announcement on the passing of Cardinal George expected for 2 p.m. Watch it live here: http://nbcchi.com/tqU9DqM
  • Greenfield: Gunter Grass and the Left's Red Flags

    04/13/2015 5:45:19 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 34 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | lMonday, April 13, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Monday, April 13, 2015 Gunter Grass and the Left's Red Flags Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog A few days after September 11 I saw a quote from Gunter Grass on a Manhattan lamppost. In those dark days, the lampposts and walls that weren't covered in missing persons posters were decorated with the hysterical pamphleteering of the left urging us to blame ourselves for the attacks. The quote has long since been lost to memory, buried under smoke and ash, a green parrot perched on an empty staircase and crowds thronging on foot across the bridge. The...
  • Gnter Grass, German Novelist and Social Critic, Dies at 87

    04/13/2015 12:32:49 PM PDT · by mojito · 13 replies
    NYT ^ | 4/13/2015 | Stephen Kinzer
    Gnter Grass, the German novelist, social critic and Nobel Prize winner whom many called his countrys moral conscience but who stunned Europe when he revealed in 2006 that he had been a member of the Waffen-SS during World War II, died on Monday in the northern German city of Lbeck, which had been his home for decades. He was 87. His longtime publisher, Gerhard Steidl, told reporters that he learned late Sunday that Mr. Grass had been hospitalized after falling seriously ill very quickly. The cause of death was not announced.
  • Guitarist Jeff Healey dies at 41

    03/02/2008 9:58:00 PM PST · by canuck_conservative · 62 replies · 564+ views
    National Post [Canada] ^ | Sunday, March 2, 2008 | Kenny Yum
    Blind guitar wizard Jeff Healey of Toronto died Sunday of cancer. He was 41. Norman Jeffrey Healey was one of Canada's premier blues and jazz musicians who is perhaps best known for his 1988 album See The Light, which included the hit single Angel Eyes. He was also nominated for a Grammy for the song Hideaway and in 1990, was awarded a Juno in the Entertainer of the Year category. Other Healey hits have included How Long Can a Man Be Strong and a cover of The Beatles' While My Guitar Gently Weeps. Healey lost his vision as a baby...
  • TLC Singer Killed in Car Crash

    04/26/2002 1:22:29 AM PDT · by petuniasevan · 118 replies · 1,127+ views
    AP through Yahoo.com ^ | 4-26-02 | TANIA FUENTEZ
    TLC Singer Killed in Car Crash Fri Apr 26, 4:08 AM ETBy TANIA FUENTEZ, Associated Press WriterATLANTA (AP) - Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes of the top selling female trio TLC was killed in a car crash in Honduras, her record company said early Friday. Slideshows Reuters Lopes, 31, was in Honduras for a vacation, Arista Records' senior vice president of publicity Laura Swanson told The Associated Press. Lopes was reportedly among seven people in the car Thursday night and the only fatality."No words can possibly express the sorrow and sadness I feel for this most devastating loss," said Arista president...
  • Original "Venus" singer Mariska Veres dies

    12/04/2006 11:24:35 PM PST · by bd476 · 59 replies · 9,733+ views
    Antara News ^ | December 3, 2006
    The Dutch Band, Shocking Blue was the group that made "Venus" a hit in 1970. The singer was Shocking Blue's sultry lead singer, Mariska Veres, who passed away two days ago. Rest in peace Mariska. The Hague (ANTARA News) - Mariska Veres, singer for the Dutch group Shocking Blue who had a worldwide hit with their song "Venus" in 1970, died Saturday aged 59, Dutch media reported. Veres died from cancer. In 1970 "Venus" reached the top of the American music charts but Shocking Blue did not have any other success that matched their big hit. The group split up...