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Legendary DJ Casey Kasem Missing
WTAE, ABC 4, Pittsburgh ^ | 5:20 PM EDT May 12, 2014

Posted on 05/12/2014 4:06:17 PM PDT by Olog-hai

A judge on Monday ordered an investigation into the whereabouts of Casey Kasem after an attorney for the ailing radio personality’s wife said the former “Top 40” host had been removed from the country.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Daniel S. Murphy ordered a court investigator and adult protective services to find out where Kasem is being treated and report back to the court. Kasem, 82, suffers from advanced Parkinson’s disease, can no longer speak and has been in various medical facilities chosen by his wife, Jean Kasem.

Casey Kasem’s children have complained that they have been unable to see their father in accordance with an agreement with their stepmother. Daughter Kerri Kasem had sought a temporary conservatorship and was appointed her father’s temporary caretaker on Monday. Her attorney, Troy Martin, said the family believes the entertainer has been taken to an Indian reservation in Washington state. …

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KEYWORDS: caseykasem; jeankasem; missing; parkinsons
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1 posted on 05/12/2014 4:06:17 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Sounds like family problems between the kids and the current wife. To bad. A local radio station still plays reruns of American top 40 on Sunday mornings. Boy that takes me back.

May God bless and protect Mr.Kasem.


2 posted on 05/12/2014 4:11:43 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Olog-hai

Kinda odd that the wife hides him. This could be ugly.


3 posted on 05/12/2014 4:12:35 PM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: Responsibility2nd
May God bless and protect Mr.Kasem.

Amen!

4 posted on 05/12/2014 4:13:12 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Olog-hai

Top 40 countries he can be in.


5 posted on 05/12/2014 4:13:50 PM PDT by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: Olog-hai

Sad news.


6 posted on 05/12/2014 4:14:14 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Olog-hai

Libs and money...always a volatile combination. Jean Kasem clearly wants the estate for herself, and is determined to keep the children away. Meanwhile, the kids have issues over Kasey leaving his family for a younger woman 30+ years ago.

By some estimates, Casey is worth somewhere around $80 million, though he did put his mansion up for sale last year (or more correctly, his wife did). More than enough money to fight over, and it looks like Jean Kasem is trying to liquidate much of the estate before he expires.

The real winners in this one will be the lawyers. There will be one hell of a probate battle after Casey expires.


7 posted on 05/12/2014 4:15:00 PM PDT by ExNewsExSpook
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To: Olog-hai

Was he on that plane?


8 posted on 05/12/2014 4:15:07 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: Olog-hai
Loved his wife on Cheers...and Nick was my favorite character


9 posted on 05/12/2014 4:15:32 PM PDT by newfreep
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To: Olog-hai
Jean Kasem was Loretta on "Cheers"


10 posted on 05/12/2014 4:15:58 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (No Mo (zilla). I'm going to the Opera instead.)
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To: Olog-hai
Zoinks! Shaggy's missing? Sounds like we need to get Scooby on the case!


11 posted on 05/12/2014 4:16:42 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Olog-hai

Lived in Taiwan in my young years, had a China girl, and we spent countless hours listening to Kasey Kasem’s top hits on Armed Forces Radio.


12 posted on 05/12/2014 4:16:59 PM PDT by jobim (.)
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To: ExNewsExSpook

It would be interesting to know what his will says. If the wife is liquidating assets is there a reason to do so other than to hide them?


13 posted on 05/12/2014 4:19:16 PM PDT by RightOnTheBorder
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To: Perdogg

Switzerland. They allow assisted suicide there.


14 posted on 05/12/2014 4:19:25 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Perdogg

China Girl, Back in the USSR or Kashmir could be potential places.


15 posted on 05/12/2014 4:19:44 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: Mygirlsmom

Your photo is bigger than mine....


16 posted on 05/12/2014 4:20:25 PM PDT by newfreep
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To: Olog-hai

In reading the comments, apparently the kids have a trust and the will already leaves everything to the stepmother and their child. He’s supposedly being hidden on an Indian reservation. So sad. End-stage Parkinson’s, his kids should be allowed to see him. The daughter has now been granted conservatorship. Presumably if the stepmother was in the right, she could go to court herself if she has a legitimate reason to bar the children from seeing their father.


17 posted on 05/12/2014 4:22:28 PM PDT by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: AppyPappy

“Kinda odd that the wife hides him. This could be ugly.”

I don’t think so. Advanced Parkinson’s is no picnic. My spouse has it... Caregivers tend to shield people they care for. It’s so easy for them to be taken advantage of. Yes, even by their kids.


18 posted on 05/12/2014 4:25:16 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: informavoracious
He’s supposedly being hidden on an Indian reservation.

"Indian Reservation" by Paul Revere and the Raiders reached #1 on July 24, 1971. Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars.

19 posted on 05/12/2014 4:30:32 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Olog-hai

I once heard that Casey was a Sikh. If true, is this some ritualistic thing? Only the top ten answers will be considered.


20 posted on 05/12/2014 4:32:09 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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To: newfreep

LOL But you got yours in first!


21 posted on 05/12/2014 4:35:19 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (No Mo (zilla). I'm going to the Opera instead.)
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To: Olog-hai

Wow. He’s still alive?


22 posted on 05/12/2014 4:36:15 PM PDT by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: Olog-hai

Kasem was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Lebanese Druze parents who emigrated from the British Mandate of Palestine to Lebanon. After arriving in the United States, they settled in Michigan, where they worked as grocers.[4] Kasem is a graduate of Northwestern High School in Detroit and Wayne State University.[5]

Radio[edit]
1950s–1960s[edit]
Kasem, whose professional radio career started in the mid-1950s in Flint, Michigan, was drafted into the US Army in 1952 and sent to Korea, where he was a DJ/announcer on the Armed Forces Radio Korea Network. He developed his rock-trivia persona from his work as a disc jockey in the early 1960s at KYA in San Francisco, California, and KEWB in Oakland, California. He also worked for several other stations across the country, including WJW (now WKNR) in Cleveland, Ohio; WBNY (now WWWS) in Buffalo, New York; and KRLA 1110 in Los Angeles, California (1963–69), before launching the national show American Top 40 on July 4, 1970.

Source: Wikipedia


23 posted on 05/12/2014 4:36:22 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: informavoracious

“Presumably if the stepmother was in the right, she could go to court herself if she has a legitimate reason to bar the children from seeing their father.”

If the wife is the guardian, then she doesn’t need a legitimate reason. I am the caregiver for my wife who is an advanced Parkinson’s patient. If the daughter has conservator ship, the kids are covered to the extent of what’s in the will. The wife can’t spend “his” money.


24 posted on 05/12/2014 4:36:35 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: Mygirlsmom

Sometimes fast is good and sometimes....well, you know the rest.


25 posted on 05/12/2014 4:37:59 PM PDT by newfreep
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To: WorkingClassFilth

“I once heard that Casey was a Sikh.”

I think he’s Lebanese, and a lefty. That said, I spent many hours listening to AT40 back in the Day.


26 posted on 05/12/2014 4:46:06 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Olog-hai

“Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars.”

Or in this case keep a GPS tracker on.


27 posted on 05/12/2014 4:46:29 PM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: babygene

What does this mean: “If the daughter has conservator ship, the kids are covered to the extent of what’s in the will.”? Supposedly the kids are not in the will. They were given trusts. It may be a medical conservatorship. Why is she hiding him? I just think it is sad.


28 posted on 05/12/2014 4:49:49 PM PDT by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: Olog-hai

. . . and now back to the Countdown.


29 posted on 05/12/2014 4:49:59 PM PDT by Oratam
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To: Olog-hai

One of the highlights of the early parts of my life was when my long distance dedication was read by Casey on the air April 6, 1983.


30 posted on 05/12/2014 4:51:34 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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To: babygene

Or by their much younger wives


31 posted on 05/12/2014 4:51:36 PM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: Olog-hai

the entertainer has been taken to an Indian reservation in Washington state.
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Ah, the old ‘hide ‘em on the Reservation trick’.

Are they speaking American Indian (Native American) or Punjab type Indian?

How cruel of Kasem to treat his children and wife(s) so meanly.

I am carrying on an old family tradition that GUARANTEES their will be ZERO fighting over my ‘estate’.

I am carrying the tradition on because “I love them”.....


32 posted on 05/12/2014 4:52:10 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98)"Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until they speak.".)
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To: Hotlanta Mike
They allow assisted suicide there.

So does Washington State.

33 posted on 05/12/2014 4:57:00 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture)
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To: AppyPappy
Kinda odd that the wife hides him. This could be ugly.

Not really.

$$$$$$$$

34 posted on 05/12/2014 4:59:02 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: Jet Jaguar

No—the ferry.


35 posted on 05/12/2014 4:59:29 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: WorkingClassFilth

Well if so he was a bad one


36 posted on 05/12/2014 5:01:46 PM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ…)
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To: informavoracious

“What does this mean: “If the daughter has conservator ship, the kids are covered to the extent of what’s in the will.”? Supposedly the kids are not in the will. They were given trusts. It may be a medical conservatorship.

No, the guardian is responsible for medical stuff and day to day decisions. Conservator-ship involves the financial part.

The issue may be that Parkinson’s usually have a firm grasp on reality and are mentally competent. She may not want the kids to pressure him into changing his will. Kids can be your worst enemy sometimes... That’s her prerogative if she’s his guardian and has POA for him.


37 posted on 05/12/2014 5:03:58 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: Dr. Sivana

“One of the highlights of the early parts of my life was when my long distance dedication was read by Casey on the air April 6, 1983.

And one of my “Highlights” was when Ghoulardi blew up a model car that I’d sent him!


38 posted on 05/12/2014 5:04:18 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: babygene

Kids can also be a comfort to a dying parent. Not all kids from a prior marriage are greedy or manipulative! Maybe they just want to see their dad before he dies. Sometimes second spouses just would like to pretend the previous marriage and the children issued from it didn’t exist, for their OWN selfish reasons. Second marriages come with baggage.


39 posted on 05/12/2014 5:13:25 PM PDT by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: windcliff

Tragic...


40 posted on 05/12/2014 5:16:24 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: Olog-hai

Kasey is worth an estimated $80 million dollars. I sense that’s behind all this.

Sad to watch when family fights over money.


41 posted on 05/12/2014 5:23:28 PM PDT by WildWeasel
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To: Responsibility2nd

“See, when you come out of those up-tempo goddamn numbers, man, it’s impossible to make those transitions, and then you gotta go into somebody dying. You know, they do this to me all the time. I don’t know what the hell they do it for, but God damn it if we can’t come out of a slow record. I don’t understand it. Is Don on the phone? Okay. I want a goddamn concerted effort to come out of a record that isn’t a f*cking up-tempo record every time I do a goddamn death dedication! Now make it—and I also wanna know what happened to the pictures I was supposed to see this week! This is the god—last goddamn time. I want somebody to use his f*cking brain to not come out of a goddamn record that is—that’s up-tempo and I gotta talk about a f*cking dog dying!”


42 posted on 05/12/2014 5:26:48 PM PDT by arbitrary.squid
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To: PLMerite

Me, too. He was the Wolfman Jack of my g-g-generation.


43 posted on 05/12/2014 5:29:59 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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To: al baby

Don’t know the first thing about them so I couldn’t judge.


44 posted on 05/12/2014 5:30:50 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

I’m so jealous!!


45 posted on 05/12/2014 5:31:10 PM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: informavoracious

Yeah, ask Cliff Price.


46 posted on 05/12/2014 5:32:13 PM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: Olog-hai

Sounds like a job for Scooby Doo and Mystery Incorporated!


47 posted on 05/12/2014 5:47:11 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Olog-hai

Maybe we should do a long distance dedication.


48 posted on 05/12/2014 5:47:53 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: PLMerite
I think he’s Lebanese, and a lefty.

He's a lefty, involved in such causes as the 1986 "Great Peace March for Global Nuclear Disarmament"--a cross-country protest march that started in Los Angeles and got all the way to Sidewinder Rd., just beyond Victorville, Calif.

49 posted on 05/12/2014 6:03:45 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: informavoracious

“Sometimes second spouses just would like to pretend the previous marriage and the children issued from it didn’t exist, for their OWN selfish reasons.”

I know nothing about that... I’ve never had a second marriage.


50 posted on 05/12/2014 6:07:17 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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