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Zina Bethune, dancer and actress, killed in possible hit-and-run
Los Angeles Times ^ | February 13, 2012 | Victoria Kim

Posted on 02/13/2012 11:25:29 AM PST by EveningStar

Police are investigating the death of Zina Bethune, a renowned ballet dancer and a longtime teacher of disabled children, who was struck by two vehicles after she apparently stopped to help an injured animal on the side of the street.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: California
KEYWORDS: hitandrun; obituary; zinabethune
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1 posted on 02/13/2012 11:25:34 AM PST by EveningStar
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To: Borges; DollyCali; Perdogg

ping


2 posted on 02/13/2012 11:28:39 AM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Two down, one to go!


3 posted on 02/13/2012 11:38:32 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: EveningStar

Celebs usually die in 3’s apparently.

I recommend they all stay home and hide now.


4 posted on 02/13/2012 11:38:55 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

Of all the celebrity crackheads, I’m still surprised Flavor Flav outlasted Whitney.

Prayers to the Bethune family.


5 posted on 02/13/2012 11:40:33 AM PST by VA_Gentleman ("Poor Al Gore. Global warming completely debunked via the very internet you invented." -Jon Stewart)
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To: EveningStar

Those who equate human life with animal life make a grave error.

This woman, arguably, made such a grave error, which sent her to an early grave.


6 posted on 02/13/2012 11:42:14 AM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: EveningStar

no good deed left unpunished!


7 posted on 02/13/2012 11:43:02 AM PST by urbanpovertylawcenter (where the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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To: EveningStar
after she apparently stopped to help an injured animal on the side of the street.

While I recommend caution in any such endeavor, I do hope that she is in the comforting arms of St. Francis of Assisi right now.

And I'm not even Catholic.

8 posted on 02/13/2012 11:44:59 AM PST by Larry Lucido (My doctor told me to curtail my Walpoling activities.)
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To: GladesGuru

I see nothing wrong with caring about an injured animal. It has nothing to do with equating human life with animal life.


9 posted on 02/13/2012 11:48:10 AM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Died for a ‘possum?

Whew....

‘possum are fair game on roads I travel by the look of things.


10 posted on 02/13/2012 11:48:36 AM PST by bigfootbob
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To: EveningStar

Exactly.


11 posted on 02/13/2012 11:53:10 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: EveningStar

Really? At the risk of injury to you by stopping on a motorway...alone?

Opossum are vermin, similar to a wharf rat. Spare me the Buddha moral equivalence argument. Not to mention an injured wild any thing is dangerous and a potential carrier of disease. The gal made a bad mistake and paid for it with her life.


12 posted on 02/13/2012 11:55:29 AM PST by bigfootbob
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To: EveningStar

RIP.


13 posted on 02/13/2012 12:00:32 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj
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To: GladesGuru
They swerved to miss a baby duck
Got squashed by an SUV truck
But they drove with pride
In a Yugo...

14 posted on 02/13/2012 12:01:55 PM PST by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: EveningStar; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Cincinatus' Wife; ...
Small & tragic world, isn't it... just watched Sunrise at Campobello last night where she played FDR's daughter Anna.
15 posted on 02/13/2012 12:05:54 PM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Cowboy Bob
Peter Brock died earlier in the week. Several others in the last 10 days or so.
16 posted on 02/13/2012 12:09:27 PM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: OrangeHoof

First thing that came to my mind.


17 posted on 02/13/2012 12:14:05 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Coldwater Creek

Peter Brock was up there in years. Since Amy Winehouse’s passing, I think George Michael is now top of many death pool lists.


18 posted on 02/13/2012 12:14:20 PM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (Just because you are paranoid it doesn't mean they aren't out to get you.)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom
I think George Michael is now top of many death pool lists.

I think Zsa Zsa Gabor probably is on top of the lists......I can just imagine all of the Dead Pool players going...."That b---- is still alive?!?!?!? Die, already."

19 posted on 02/13/2012 12:18:06 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: GladesGuru

Well, at least she didn’t swerve to avoid a squirrel and kill the occupants of an oncoming vehicle! I don’t swerve for critters. Period!


20 posted on 02/13/2012 12:25:57 PM PST by old school
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To: Coldwater Creek

No that he was famous, but my cousin (older than me, so not a young guy) was just killed by a motorcycle in CA. It was kind of a shock to me, I never considered that as a danger (a motorcycle/pedestrian accident). But I kind of think people drive like crazies out there.


21 posted on 02/13/2012 12:28:57 PM PST by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: EveningStar

I remember her from a soap opera I used to watch as a child. Maybe the Guiding Light?


22 posted on 02/13/2012 1:08:12 PM PST by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: EveningStar

I remember the name from The Guiding Light


23 posted on 02/13/2012 1:38:08 PM PST by MadelineZapeezda (Conservatism: "It's either there or it isn't.")
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To: EveningStar

Ah, hell. The sweet blonde gal from “The Nurses” tv-show in the 1960s. Saw her in an old “Gunsmoke” episode not too long ago. Damn.


24 posted on 02/13/2012 1:50:20 PM PST by greene66
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To: brytlea
I'm so sorry about your cousins death.

Actually we moved to Memphis from L.A. Our car insurance doubled. When We were in high school in California Drivers Ed was a requirement to graduate. People in Tn. have never heard of it. I went back to L.A. a couple of years ago after being away nearly 20 years. I was concerned that I wouldn't be able to navigate the freeways, they were a piece of cake.

25 posted on 02/13/2012 2:10:44 PM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Coldwater Creek

I only thought they must drive crazy because when I googled motorcycle pedestrian accident I got hits and I thought...wow, this is something I never heard of. Thanks for your condolences. As far as I know (altho my Uncle has not told us anything yet, he was traveling for the funeral etc) the motorcycist was at fault as there were charges being brought. But I haven’t seen anything in the news, so I don’t really know what happened.
I know that people drive like nuts out here (Florida). I have only driven through Memphis once, and I don’t recall them being much crazier than any other big city. We just spent a night tho, saw Graceland and left. I liked driving in East TX altho there were a fair share of accidents, usually involving alcohol and teenagers late at night, but hate driving in Austin and Houston.


26 posted on 02/13/2012 2:26:10 PM PST by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: EveningStar

Too many people here make this logic mistake. It’s like if you aren’t in front of a clinic nothing else matters. And most of these gripers have never done a single vigil much less tried to stop someone at a planned parenthood, ever.

How people treat animals is a reflection on how they view others in weaker/lesser positions than themselves. We can only care about what these people say we have to care about? Why do they assume caring for one group means we don’t care about other groups too?

Fatal zero-sum flawed way of looking at people.


27 posted on 02/13/2012 6:10:06 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: brytlea

Sorry to read of your cousin’s death, brytlea. Even bicycles driven too fast or improperly can cause serious injury. May your cousin rest in the Lord’s loving arms, and his family find comfort in their loss.


28 posted on 02/13/2012 6:19:36 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: dfwgator
Die, already.

"If they would rather die, had better do it now, and decrease the surplus population."

-PJ

29 posted on 02/13/2012 6:30:35 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: dfwgator
I think Zsa Zsa Gabor probably is on top of the lists

I wonder if anyone has a Lohan twofer before the end of the year?

5.56mm

30 posted on 02/13/2012 6:40:08 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: EveningStar

2009

31 posted on 02/13/2012 6:40:08 PM PST by Pharmboy (She turned me into a Newt...)
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To: EDINVA

Thank you, and you’re right. Something to remember. At least I believe he was a Christian, and there is great comfort in that. His father is a wonderful Christian man.


32 posted on 02/13/2012 8:48:20 PM PST by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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