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  • 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...
  • Günter 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
    Günter Grass, the German novelist, social critic and Nobel Prize winner whom many called his country’s 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 Lübeck, 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...
  • Stan Freberg, beloved genius of radio, comedy and advertising, dies at 88

    04/09/2015 6:41:18 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/8/15 | Sarah Kaplan
    Stan Freberg was funny in every medium he tried. In cartoons, where he was the voice of a gopher, two bears and an insurance agent, among others. On his radio show and comedy albums, on which he spoofed everyone from George Washington to Elvis Presley, from to Harry Belafonte to Lawrence Welk and the Founding Fathers. In his revolutionary ad campaigns, which injected humor into the staid, overly earnest advertisements of earlier decades, sometimes at the cost of the very product he was selling. (In a classic commercial for pit-less prunes, a skeptic of the fruit sniffs, “They’re still rather...
  • Richard Dysart, the Patriarchal Senior Partner of 'L.A. Law,' Dies at 86

    04/09/2015 2:49:44 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 38 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 9, 2015 | Mike Barnes , Duane Byrge
    Richard Dysart, the Emmy-winning actor who portrayed the cranky senior partner Leland McKenzie in the slick, long-running NBC drama L.A. Law, has died. He was 86.Dysart, who also played Coach in the original 1972 Broadway production of Jason Miller’s Pulitzer Prize-winning That Championship Season, died Sunday at home in Santa Monica after a long illness, his wife, artist Kathryn Jacobi, told The Hollywood Reporter ...He ... was the bad guy who battled Clint Eastwood in Pale Rider ...
  • Geoffrey Lewis, Western Star and Juliette Lewis' Dad, Dies at 79

    04/08/2015 9:06:01 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 58 replies
    People ^ | April 8, 2015
    Geoffrey Lewis, the father of actress Juliette Lewis, has died. He was 79 ... Lewis was well known for his appearances in western films and his roles in multiple Clint Eastwood movies ... He also had various television credits on popular series ...
  • Jenny Wallenda, matriarch of circus family, dies at 87

    04/06/2015 9:06:42 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 10 replies
    CBS ^ | April 5, 2015
    Jenny Wallenda, 87, the matriarch of the famous family of high-flying circus performers, died late Saturday at her home in Sarasota, Florida, according to family members. Wallenda's nephew, Rick Wallenda, said his aunt died following a lengthy illness. "She had a great life in entertainment, a very rewarding and rich life," he said. Wallenda was the oldest daughter of high wire walker Karl Wallenda and grandmother of daredevil performer Nik Wallenda.
  • James Best, sheriff of ‘Hazzard,’ dies in Hickory at 88

    04/07/2015 3:24:56 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 62 replies
    http://www.charlotteobserver.com ^ | april 7, 2015 | mark washburn
    James Best, whose prolific career included 83 movies and 600 TV shows but is best remembered for his role as Rosco P. Coltrane, the bumbling sheriff of Hazzard, died Monday night in Hickory. Best was 88. He died in hospice after a brief illness of complications from pneumonia, said Steve Latshaw, a longtime friend and Hollywood colleague. Best’s career included roles in such movies as “The Caine Mutiny” with Humphrey Bogart and “Shenandoah” with Jimmy Stewart. After television came to the fore in the 1950s, Best found roles on popular shows like “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” and “The Andy Griffith Show.”...
  • James Best, sheriff of ‘Hazzard,’ dies in Hickory at 88 (RIP Roscoe P. Coltrane!)

    04/07/2015 12:38:32 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies
    charlotteobserver.com ^ | 4/7/15 | Mark Washburn
    James Best, whose prolific career included 83 movies and 600 TV shows but is best remembered for his role as Rosco P. Coltrane, the bumbling sheriff of Hazzard, died Monday night in Hickory. Best was 88. He died in hospice after a brief illness of complications from pneumonia, said Steve Latshaw, a longtime friend and Hollywood colleague. Best’s career included roles in such movies as “The Caine Mutiny” with Humphrey Bogart and “Shenandoah” with Jimmy Stewart. After television came to the fore in the 1950s, Best found roles on popular shows like “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” and “The Andy Griffith Show.”...
  • The multi-talented Stan Freberg has died at the age of 88

    04/07/2015 1:33:25 PM PDT · by Borges · 66 replies
    Examiner ^ | 4/7/2015
    It is difficult to list the various accomplishments of Stan Freberg. They included music, comedy, writing, advertising, even puppeteering. Mr. Freberg died on April 7, 2015 at the age of 88 according to his son Donavan’s Facebook page and his Twitter account. The news quickly spread on Twitter, with condolences from the many whom Freberg influenced, as well as scores of fans.
  • Lon Simmons, Giants' Hall of Fame broadcaster, dies at 91

    04/05/2015 3:46:23 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | April 5, 2015 | Daniel Brown
    Lon Simmons, the Hall of Fame broadcaster whose baritone voice and dry wit captured some of the most thrilling moments Bay Area sports history, has died. He was 91. The Giants sent a press release Sunday afternoon that said, "The Giants family and Bay Area sports community lost a true gentleman (Sunday) morning when Hall of Fame broadcaster Lon Simmons peacefully passed away."
  • Sarah Brady, wife of former Reagan press secretary and gun control advocate, dies at 73

    04/03/2015 4:30:30 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 64 replies
    Sarah Brady, the wife of former White House Press Secretary James Brady and tireless advocate for gun control, has died at the age of 73, her family announced in a statement Friday. "We are deeply saddened that our beloved Sarah passed away today after battling pneumonia.  Her son, Scott, daughter-in-law Andree, stepdaughter, Missy, and brother, Bill, have been by her side in her final days,” the statement said. ADVERTISEMENT “We are enormously proud of Sarah’s remarkable accomplishments and the impact she had on so many people -- whether as an elementary school teacher, advocate for a safer America, devoted mother,...
  • Sarah Brady dies at 73

    04/03/2015 3:00:24 PM PDT · by The KG9 Kid · 104 replies
    NBC News ^ | 04/03/2015
    Sarah Kemp Brady, the widow of former White House Press Secretary James Brady, died Friday after battling pneumonia, her family said in a statement. She was 73. Sarah Brady became a prominent gun control advocate after her husband was shot during the attempt on then-President Ronald Reagan's life in 1981. James Brady died in August at age 73.
  • John Paul Hammerschmidt, Congressman Who Defeated Clinton, Dies at 92

    04/02/2015 8:07:23 PM PDT · by Impy · 13 replies
    The NYtimes ^ | 4-2-15 | SAM ROBERTS
    John Paul Hammerschmidt, who defeated Bill Clinton in the future president’s first political campaign and was the first Republican congressman from Arkansas since Reconstruction, died on Wednesday in Springdale, Ark. He was 92. The cause was heart and respiratory failure, said his son and only survivor, John Arthur Hammerschmidt.
  • Robert Schuller dies at 88, but his legacy of false teachings lives on...[2 Peter 2:1]

    04/02/2015 11:56:13 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 138 replies
    Free Republic | 4/2/2015 | Jan Sobieski
    2 Peter 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. I am sad at the news of fellow Iowan Dr. Robert Schuller and pray for the comfort of the Lord on his family. However, I am very concerned for his soul. Dr. Robert Schuller was a prolific false teacher whose errant teachings destroyed thousands, if not millions (especially old ladies who could not drive to church who clung to...
  • Rev. Robert H. Schuller, Crystal Cathedral and "Hour of Power Founder, Has Died

    04/02/2015 2:44:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/02/2015 | Nicola Menzie
    Just hours after his former church congregation issued a call for prayer for his health, family members of the influential Rev. Robert H. Schuller has announced his death at the age of 88.The Associated Press reported via Twitter just at 10:23 a.m. ET that Carol Schuller Milner, Schuller's daughter, had reported his death.Schuller's grandson, who has been leading the church founded by former members of the Crystal Cathedral congregation since 2013, confirmed his passing via Twitter, writing: "My Grandfather Robert H. Schuller passed this morning into eternal life with Christ."Schuller, who lost his wife, Arvella Schuller, in Feb. 2014, passed away...
  • Eddie LeBaron, 85, starred at UOP and in NFL

    04/02/2015 11:51:04 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    The Sacremento Bee ^ | April 2, 2015 | Andy Furillo
    Eddie LeBaron, the College Football Hall of Fame quarterback at the University of the Pacific who went on to a lengthy pro career, died Wednesday in Stockton, the university announced. He was 85. University officials said Mr. LeBaron, who also worked as a lawyer in Sacramento for nine years before retiring in 1997, died of natural causes ... Drafted by the Washington Redskins, Mr. LeBaron played seven years in the nation’s capital and four with the Dallas Cowboys. He also played one season with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League ...
  • Robert Schuller, Crystal Cathedral megachurch founder, dies

    ARTESIA, Calif. (AP) — The Rev. Robert H. Schuller, the Southern California televangelist and author who beamed his upbeat messages on faith and redemption to millions from his landmark Crystal Cathedral only to see his empire crumble in his waning years, has died. He was 88. Schuller died early Thursday at a care facility in Artesia, daughter Carol Schuller Milner said. He was diagnosed with terminal esophageal cancer in 2013. Schuller, who preached in a flowing purple robe and outsized aviator glasses, led an evangelical Protestant ministry that was a product of modern technology. He and his late wife, Arvella,...
  • Czech Oscar-nominated cinematographer Miroslav Ondricek dies

    03/30/2015 6:22:35 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    CTK ^ | March 29, 2015 | CTK
    Czech cinematographer Miroslav Ondricek, who was nominated for Oscar twice and cooperated with Czech-born director Milos Forman, died on Saturday evening at the age of 80, Martha Issova, partner of his son David, told CTK today. Ondricek is famous in the Czech Republic and abroad primarily for his cooperation with Forman in Czechoslovakia and in the United States. Both film-makers are leading personalities of the Czech New Film Wave of the 1960s.
  • Lt. Col. Robert Hite has died at 95- one of the Dolittle Raiders

    03/30/2015 10:22:44 AM PDT · by Borges · 34 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/30/2015
    Robert L. Hite, blindfolded by his captors, 1942
  • Gene Saks, Tony-Winning Director of Neil Simon Hits, Dies at 93

    03/29/2015 8:18:23 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 29, 2015 | Bruce Weber
    Gene Saks, an actor who switched to stage and film directing in midcareer, winning three Tony Awards and becoming the leading interpreter of the plays of Neil Simon, died on Saturday at his home in East Hampton, N.Y. He was 93.
  • Rod Hundley, an Outsize Personality on and Off the Court, Dies at 80 (Hot Rod Hundley)

    03/28/2015 8:40:38 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 28, 2015 | Richard Goldstein
    Rod Hundley, basketball’s irrepressible Hot Rod, who parlayed showmanship on the court with flair at the microphone to become a fan favorite for more than half a century, died on Friday at his home near Phoenix. He was 80. Hundley was an electrifying presence at West Virginia University, played for the Lakers and stamped his persona on broadcasting, mostly for the New Orleans Jazz. “Nobody did the things I did on the court and nobody has done them since,” Hundley said of his collegiate exploits in “Hot Rod Hundley: You Gotta Love It Baby!” (2012), written with Tom McEachin. “I’d...
  • Radio Icon John Ed Willougby Has Died

    03/26/2015 10:53:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    A local radio legend has passed away. John Ed Willoughby died this morning after a long illness. Willoughby’s career spanned parts of five decades. He got started in radio as Tommy Charles' sidekick on Birmingham's WSGN-AM in 1975. He "retired" 30 years later but continued to host a Saturday morning sport talk show with Doug Layton until 2012. He retired then due to health issues. Willoughby was 80 years old. A funeral will take place 11 a.m. Saturday at Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church.
  • Gregory Walcott, Actor in ‘Plan 9 From Outer Space,’ Dies at 87

    03/26/2015 9:59:23 AM PDT · by massmike · 44 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 03/26/2015 | PETER KEEPNEWS
    Gregory Walcott, a character actor whose résumé included numerous television westerns, several Clint Eastwood movies and prestige films like “Norma Rae” — but who was probably best known as one of the stars of “Plan 9 From Outer Space,” often called the worst movie ever made — died on Friday at his home in the Canoga Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. He was 87. He said in a 1998 interview that the “Plan 9” script “made no sense” but that he took the job because one of the producers was a friend of his. “I thought maybe my name could...
  • 'Dr. George' Fischbeck dies at 92; popular weatherman at KABC-TV

    03/25/2015 3:12:54 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 29 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 25, 2015 | Valerie J. Nelson
    George Fischbeck, a science teacher turned weatherman who joined KABC-TV in 1972 and spent nearly two decades exuberantly delivering the local forecast, has died. He was 92. Fischbeck, who was known as "Dr. George," died of natural causes early Wednesday morning at the Motion Picture & Television Fund retirement home in Woodland Hills, his daughter, Nancy Fischbeck, said. A trained meteorologist, George Fischbeck was so enthusiastic about his subject that he sometimes forgot to talk about the next day's weather.
  • RIP, Jim Berry: For 40 years, 'Berry's World' cartoonist dispensed relatable laughs

    03/23/2015 12:35:54 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 23, 2015 | Michael Cavna
    ... In so many ways, to read Jim Berry was to meet Jim Berry. "Berry's World," the syndicated single-panel feature that he drew for 40 years, beginning in 1963, was a remarkably steady stream of thoughtful observational humor that — like the unfussy art itself — rarely seemed to strain for the laugh. Each gag, as steady as a top golfer's approach shots, just "landed." Precision meets concision ... Mr. Berry died last Friday in Boynton Beach, Fla., at age 83 ...
  • Singapore’s first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew dies aged 91

    03/22/2015 7:31:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 03/22/2015
    SINGAPORE: Mr Lee Kuan Yew, who was Singapore’s first Prime Minister when the country gained Independence in 1965, has died on Monday (Mar 23) at the age of 91. "The Prime Minister is deeply grieved to announce the passing of Mr Lee Kuan Yew, the founding Prime Minister of Singapore. Mr Lee passed away peacefully at the Singapore General Hospital today at 3.18am. He was 91," said the PMO. Arrangements for the public to pay respects and for the funeral proceedings will be announced later, it added. Mr Lee, who was born in 1923, formed the People’s Action Party in...
  • Bernice Steadman, aviation pioneer once picked for short-lived female astronaut program, dies

    03/22/2015 4:13:58 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    Bernice Steadman was a member of the so-called "Mercury 13." NASA dropped the program, and it was 22 more years before a U.S. woman went to space. Robert Steadman says his wife died Wednesday in Traverse City.
  • Chuck Bednarik, Hall-of-Fame Linebacker, Dies at 89

    03/21/2015 7:01:09 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 50 replies
    Chuck Bednarik, a Pro Football Hall of Famer and one of the last great two-way NFL players, has died. He was 89. A star linebacker and center, Bednarik helped the Philadelphia Eagles win the 1960 NFL championship, tackling Green Bay’s Jim Taylor on the final play to seal the victory. The top overall pick in the 1949 draft out of Penn, he spent 14 seasons as one of the toughest and most feared players in the game.
  • Free bassist Andy Fraser dies aged 62

    03/17/2015 3:48:03 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 15 replies
    Teamrock.com ^ | 17th March 2015 | Stef Lach
    'The writer of All Right Now – who had previously fought both AIDS and cancer – has died at his home in California Free bassist Andy Fraser has died at the age of 62, it's been confirmed. He passed away on Monday morning. His cause of death has not been confirmed, but he'd been dealing with AIDS and cancer in recent years. An official statement says: "Andrew McLan Fraser passed away on Monday at his home in California. He leaves behind his daughters Hannah and Jasmine Fraser, and their mother Ri, his sister Gail, brothers Gavin and Alex, and many...
  • Al Rosen, former MVP and Executive of the Year, dies at 91

    03/14/2015 6:17:10 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 14, 2015 | Mark Townsend
    The baseball world lost one of its greatest talents and brightest minds on Friday when former Cleveland Indians infielder and longtime MLB executive Al Rosen died at age 91. Known as the "Hebrew Hammer," Rosen spent the entirety of his 10-year playing career with the Indians, hitting .285/.384/.495 with 192 home runs and 717 RBIs over 4,374 plate appearances. Rosen was a four-time All-Star, earning selections from 1952-1955, and was voted American League MVP in 1953, beating out the likes of Yogi Berra, Minnie Minoso and Mickey Vernon.
  • Sir Terry Pratchett, renowned fantasy author, dies aged 66

    03/12/2015 9:19:32 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 23 replies
    BBC ^ | 12 March 2015
    Fantasy author Sir Terry Pratchett has died aged 66, having had Alzheimer's disease for eight years. "The world has lost one of its brightest, sharpest minds," said Larry Finlay of his publishing company, Transworld. Best known for the Discworld series, Sir Terry wrote more than 70 books over his lengthy career. He was first diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2007, but continued writing, completing his final book last summer. The author died at home "with his cat sleeping on his bed, surrounded by his family," Mr Finlay said.
  • Terry Pratchett, author of the Discworld series, dies aged 66

    03/12/2015 8:58:59 AM PDT · by Borges · 22 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 3/12/2015
    Sir Terry Pratchett, author of the Discworld comic fantasy series of novels, has died aged 66. Publishers Transworld announced the news “with immeasurable sadness”. Managing director Larry Finlay, said: “The world has lost one of its brightest, sharpest minds.” The author of more than 70 books died at his home “with his cat sleeping on his bed, surrounded by his family” earlier on Thursday. Pratchett, who had early onset Alzheimer’s disease, leaves his wife, Lyn, and their daughter, Rhianna. He had, said Finlay “enriched the planet like few before him”.
  • An Obituary printed in the London Times

    03/11/2015 6:33:06 AM PDT · by MosesKnows · 10 replies
    3/11/2015 | MosesKnows
    An Obituary printed in the London Times Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as : - Knowing when to come in out of the rain; - Why the early bird gets the worm; - Life isn't always fair; - And maybe it was my fault. Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend...
  • Sam Simon, Who Helped Shape ‘The Simpsons,’ Dies at 59

    03/09/2015 12:42:27 PM PDT · by Borges · 42 replies
    NYT ^ | 3/9/2015 | WILLIAM YARDLEY
    Sam Simon, a creative force behind “The Simpsons” who left the show after its fourth season in a lucrative arrangement that allowed him to spend much of the rest of his life giving his money away, has died. He was 59. His death was announced on Monday by the Sam Simon Foundation, the organization through which he donated his money. The announcement did not say where or when he died or specify the cause, although Mr. Simon learned he had cancer in late 2012. The cartoonist Matt Groening, recruited by the producer James L. Brooks, invented the Simpson family for...
  • Harve Bennett Dies: Producer Of ‘Star Trek’ Movies & TV Classics Was 84

    03/05/2015 5:47:35 PM PST · by Monty22002 · 24 replies
    deadline ^ | 3/5/2015 | Patrick Hipes
    Harve Bennett, the producer who helped guide four of Paramount’s Star Trek movies in the 1980s and produced TV series Mod Squad, The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman, died Wednesday in Oregon. He was 84 and becomes the latest key figure lost from the seminal Star Trek franchise following Leonard Nimoy’s death February 27.
  • Ed Modzelewski, fullback on Cleveland Browns 1955 championship team, dies at 86

    03/03/2015 5:07:56 PM PST · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    The Plain Dealer ^ | March 2, 2015 | Branson Wright
    Ed Modzelewski was on the verge of retirement from the NFL to become a college assistant coach. But the persuasive Paul Brown convinced Modzelewski to remain with the Cleveland Browns ... Modzelewski, a fullback with the Browns, died last Friday of congestive heart failure at his home in Sedona, Ariz. He was 86 ... He retired following the 1959 season. Modzelewski went into the restaurant business with his brother Dick ... Dick played two seasons with the Browns (1964-66) ...
  • M. Stanton Evans, conservative icon, dead at 80

    03/03/2015 3:10:26 PM PST · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 3, 2015 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    M. Stanton Evans, arguably the funniest serious man in America for much of his 80 years on the planet, died Tuesday after a long bout with pancreatic cancer. For most of his life, as Mr. Evans watched fellow conservatives come and go, he lamented — always with humor, not bitterness — their tendency to catch “Potomac fever” as soon as they come to power. “When our people get to the point where they can do us some good, they stop being our people,” he said, uttering what became known as “Evans‘ Law of Politics.”
  • Memory Eternal! Fr. Matthew Baker dies in car wreck

    03/01/2015 8:47:14 PM PST · by NRx · 10 replies
    Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston ^ | 1 March 2015 | Metropolitan Methodios
    To the Faithful Stewards of the Metropolis of Boston, With a very heavy heart, His Eminence informs you of the untimely passing of the Rev. Fr. Matthew Baker, who tragically died in a car accident early this evening. Fr. Matthew was recently assigned to the Holy Trinity Parish of Norwich, CT, following the retirement of Fr. Paul Pantelis. During this evening's snow storm, Fr. Baker was traveling home from the parish when he had an accident from which he did not survive. His children who were traveling in the car with Fr. Matthew are thankfully not injured. The Metropolitan spoke...
  • 'Millionaire' Blockbuster Author dies in Crash

    03/01/2015 5:14:12 PM PST · by Cecily · 40 replies
    The author of a blockbuster book series on the habits of millionaires was killed in a car crash Saturday afternoon near his home in Marietta, according to his family and Cobb County police. Thomas J. Stanley, who was 71, used research to smash the stereotype that being wealthy meant looking wealthy. On the contrary, his works said: Self-made millionaires — the real deal, not the wannabes — are much more likely to be frugal and spurn spending for show. As for the people showing off the bling? “It’s the neurotic middle-class,” he said in a 1991 interview with the Atlanta...
  • Minnie Minoso, Treasured White Sox Ballplayer, Is Dead

    03/01/2015 12:44:03 PM PST · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 1, 2015 | Richard Goldstein
    Minnie Minoso, the hugely popular All-Star outfielder from Cuba who became the major league’s first black player out of Latin America and a treasured figure in the history of the Chicago White Sox, died on Sunday in Chicago. His true age was never entirely clear, but by an account in his autobiography, he would have been 89 when he died.
  • Malcolm Boyd dies at 91; Episcopal priest took prayer to the streets

    02/28/2015 2:35:50 PM PST · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 27, 2015 | Mary Rourke
    The Rev. Malcolm Boyd, the Episcopal priest whose book "Are You Running With Me, Jesus?" took prayer out of church onto the city streets in a slangy vernacular not found in Sunday missals, has died. He was 91. Boyd died Friday under hospice care in Los Angeles from complications of pneumonia, according to Robert Williams, spokesman for the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles. Boyd delivered riffs on life's grittier problems — the white racists afraid of integration, or teenage girls who get pregnant — with a candor that was rarely heard from a priest leading a community at prayer.
  • Earl Lloyd, N.B.A.’s First Black Player, Dies at 86

    02/28/2015 8:03:44 AM PST · by EveningStar · 1 replies
    The New York Times ^ | February 27, 2015 | Richard Goldstein
    Earl Lloyd, who became the first black player to appear in an N.B.A. game when he took the court for the Washington Capitols in October 1950, three and a half years after Jackie Robinson broke modern major league baseball’s color barrier, died on Thursday in Crossville, Tenn. He was 86 ... When the N.B.A., going into its fifth season, prepared for its April 1950 draft, many club owners continued to resist signing a black player. Apart from the prejudices of the time, some owners feared that Abe Saperstein, the owner of the all-black, crowd-pleasing Harlem Globetrotters, would pull them from...
  • Boris Nemtsov, leading Putin critic, shot and killed in Moscow

    02/27/2015 11:19:35 PM PST · by elhombrelibre · 267 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 28 Feb 15 | Unknown
    A top political nemesis of President Vladimir Putin was shot and killed early Saturday in central Moscow, Russian police said, one day before an opposition rally was scheduled to take place. Boris Nemtsov, 55, a former deputy prime minister, was shot four times from a passing car as he was walking on a bridge just outside the Kremlin. Interior Ministry spokeswoman Yelena Alexeyeva told reporters on the scene that Nemtsov was walking with a female acquaintance, a Ukrainian citizen, when a vehicle drove up and unidentified assailants shot him dead. The woman wasn't hurt.
  • The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, ex-Notre Dame President, Dies at 97

    02/27/2015 1:35:46 PM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2/27/15 | Nick Anderson
    The Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, a transformative figure in Catholic higher education who led the University of Notre Dame for 35 years and wielded influence with U.S. presidents on civil rights and other charged issues of his era, died Feb. 26 on the university campus. He was 97. A Notre Dame spokesman confirmed the death and said the cause was not immediately known. Father Hesburgh, president of Notre Dame from 1952 to 1987, was considered one of the most important university leaders of the past century. On his watch, the Midwestern school once known mainly for Fighting Irish football became...
  • Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, Influential Ex-President of Notre Dame, Dies at 97

    02/27/2015 7:32:49 AM PST · by Borges · 16 replies
    NYT ^ | 2/27/2015 | ANTHONY DePALMA
    The Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, the scrappy former president of the University of Notre Dame who stood up to both the White House and the Vatican as he transformed Catholic higher education in America and raised a powerful moral voice in national affairs, died late Thursday. He was 97. The university confirmed his death in a statement on its website, saying that he had died just before midnight at Holy Cross House adjacent to the university, in South Bend, Ind. It did not give a cause of death. As an adviser to presidents, special envoy to popes, theologian, author, educator...
  • Leonard Nimoy, world famous as Mr. Spock on ‘Star Trek,’ dies

    02/27/2015 11:00:47 AM PST · by TBP · 77 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, February 27, 2015 | Phillip Swarts
    Actor Leonard Nimoy, best known for playing Spock in the “Star Trek” TV series, passed away Friday at his Los Angeles home. He was 83....