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  • Columbo at the Vatican - A Whimsy for Your Weekend!

    11/12/2016 6:31:44 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Torch of Faith ^ | November 12, 2016 | admin
    Imagine for a moment the unlikely scenario of Pope Francis and Lt. Columbo standing in the Vatican's parking lot and sharing in the kind of wheel-kicking car-talk that goes on between men the world over.
  • Dick Van Dyke's Ride Is Toast, But He's Unscathed After Car Fire

    08/19/2013 10:50:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 19, 2013 | Christie D'Zurilla
    According to Dick Van Dyke, "Somebody's looking after me!" And ain't that the truth, after he escaped without a scratch Monday while his car burned up on the side of the 101 Freeway. "Van Dyke's melted car ... He's fine thank God!!," his wife, Arlene, tweeted after the incident, including a link to a short Vine video of the actor's fried ride. Though according to the California Highway Patrol accident log it was two off-duty nurses who yanked the 87-year-old out of the four-door sedan, Van Dyke told a TMZ cameraman it was just an ordinary citizen, and "a fireman...
  • 'Columbo' star Peter Falk dead at 83

    06/24/2011 11:38:01 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 73 replies
    Legendary television actor Peter Falk, who was best known for his role as a squinty, rumpled detective in the hit series “Columbo,” has died at the age of 83. Falk died Thursday night at his Beverly Hills home, according to a statement released by family friend Larry Larson. A cause of death has not been released. In 2008, his daughter Catherine Falk, said he had been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Falk won four Emmys for his starring role in “Columbo,” a show on which he appeared in 69 episodes. “Columbo” began its history in 1971 as part of...
  • 'Columbo' Star Peter Falk Dies

    06/24/2011 11:10:18 AM PDT · by John W · 59 replies
    TMZ.com ^ | June 24, 2011 | TMZ
    Peter Falk -- star of the TV show "Columbo" -- died last night ... TMZ has learned. Falk -- who suffered from Alzheimer's disease -- was 83. A rep for the family tells TMZ, "Peter Falk, 83-year-old Academy Award nominee and star of television series, 'Columbo', died peacefully at his Beverly Hills home in the evening of June 23, 2011." The rep continued, "Peter Falk is survived by his wife, Shera, of 34 years and two daughters from a previous marriage." Peter's wife, Shera and daughter Catherine were locked in a legal battle in 2009 over the creation of a...
  • On Spielberg's Duel (Videos 1, 2)

    02/01/2011 9:40:57 PM PST · by beaversmom · 30 replies
    You Tube ^ | May 1, 2008 | N/A
    Video 1 (runs 9:29): Steven Spielberg reflects on his early work in television as a freelance director for such shows as Night Gallery, Marcus Welby, M.D., Columbo, and for his first made for TV movie Duel starring Dennis Weaver. Spielberg's talent was evident from the get-go. Video 2 (runs 9:26):Richard Matheson talks about his inspiration for writing the novelette, Duel, working on the script for the movie, and his thoughts about Spielberg's final product. Even though I was just a kid in the 70's, I sure do miss some of those shows from the era.
  • ***Sarah Palin = Lt. Columbo***

    01/23/2011 8:33:24 AM PST · by The Wizard · 18 replies
    How Long Before the Left Realizes That With Sarah Palin they are dealing with Lt. Columbo? How many times have we seen that rumbled detective allow his prey think he is a slow witted little guy, lost in a maze they have created for him, so helpless they think he can't get out on his own And how many times has Lt. Columbo gotten his adversary, and shown in the end how he has led them down a path of his choosing so they would do for him what he wishes and convict themselves... I figure November 2012.....
  • ABC News: Vladimir Putin to head investigation into Polish president's death

    04/10/2010 5:49:28 AM PDT · by quesney · 282 replies · 8,427+ views
    Russia says Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will personally head the investigation into an aeroplane crash that killed Poland's president. A total of 96 people were on board the plane that crashed near the western Russian city of Smolensk, all of whom are believed to be dead. Polish president Lech Kaczynski was on board the Russian-built Tupolev 154 jet when it went down in heavy fog near a military airport. Russian authorities have already said they suspect pilot error in the crash, near Smolensk, in Western Russia. There are reports the jet made several attempted landings before the crash. Also on...
  • 'Columbo' fights gas emissions law

    02/10/2010 7:53:14 AM PST · by SmithL · 5 replies · 299+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 2/10/10 | Jim Sanders
    As mismatches go, "Columbo" vs. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger may not rank with David vs. Goliath, but California's environmental and energy policy would be dramatically altered if the little guy wins this fight. "Columbo" is the nickname of freshman Assemblyman Dan Logue, R-Linda, who is battling to suspend a landmark greenhouse gas emissions law pushed by Democrats and touted as part of Schwarzenegger's environmental legacy. Never count Logue out, no matter the odds, warns Assemblyman Mike Villines, a Clovis Republican who pinned the "Columbo" nickname on his zealous but mild-mannered colleague. "Like 'Columbo,' he'll always get you by the end of...
  • Judge Puts 'Columbo' Star Falk in Conservatorship

    06/02/2009 11:53:38 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 30 replies · 1,344+ views
    FoxNews ^ | July 02, 2009
    Judge Puts 'Columbo' Star Falk in Conservatorship Tuesday, June 02, 2009 LOS ANGELES — A judge placed former "Columbo" star Peter Falk in a conservatorship Monday to ensure his daughter could occasionally visit the ailing 81-year-old actor. Falk's wife of more than 30 years, Shera, will remain in control of his personal care and affairs. Falk has advanced dementia, likely from Alzheimer's disease, one of his doctors testified Monday. Catherine Falk petitioned in December to take over her father's affairs despite a sometimes contentious relationship with Falk and his wife. By court order, she will be allowed a 30-minute visit...
  • Judge puts 'Columbo' actor Falk in conservatorship

    06/02/2009 2:46:50 AM PDT · by DemforBush · 15 replies · 1,331+ views
    Yahoo (AP) ^ | 6/1/09 | ANTHONY McCARTNEY
    LOS ANGELES – A judge placed former "Columbo" star's Peter Falk in a conservatorship Monday to ensure his daughter could occasionally visit the ailing 81-year-old actor. Falk's wife of more than 30 years, Shera, will remain in control of his personal care and affairs. Falk has advanced dementia, likely from Alzheimer's disease, one of his doctors testified Monday...
  • Peter Falk suffers from Alzheimer's, daughter says

    12/16/2008 1:46:53 PM PST · by EveningStar · 70 replies · 2,241+ views
    Reuters - Yahoo ^ | December 16, 2008 | Alex Dobuzinskis
    "Columbo" star Peter Falk's daughter has filed court documents saying the award-winning actor suffers from Alzheimer's disease and dementia and she should manage his affairs.
  • A mystery Columbo can't seem to crack

    05/08/2007 4:35:02 AM PDT · by Caleb1411 · 81 replies · 2,461+ views
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 05/07/2007 | MARK DAWIDZIAK
    I used to say that Lt. Columbo was an ageless character. Well, age may have just caught up with one of television's most durable, delightful and beloved detectives. Universal Television, which has been in the "Columbo" business since 1968, has a script in hand titled "Columbo's Last Case." First announced as "Hear No Evil," the story would mark the 70th and final time Peter Falk plays the role that has brought him four Emmy Awards and an international following. Falk likes the script and is eager to don Columbo's wrinkled raincoat one more time. If the cameras started rolling fairly...
  • Buckley: Bush Not A True Conservative

    07/22/2006 8:45:38 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 235 replies · 5,210+ views
    CBS News ^ | July 22, 2006 | Thalia Assuras
    President Bush ran for office as a "compassionate conservative." And he continues to nurture his conservative base — even issuing his first veto this week against embryonic stem cell research. But lately his foreign policy has come under fire from some conservatives — including the father of modern conservatism. CBS Evening News Saturday anchor Thalia Assuras sat down for an exclusive interview with William F. Buckley about his disagreements with President Bush. William F. Buckley's Stamford, Conn., home is a tranquil place that allows Buckley to think and write, and spend time with his canine companion, Sebastian. "He's practically always...
  • Bush to Say Border Not Fully Under Control

    05/15/2006 2:59:55 PM PDT · by notes2005 · 119 replies · 1,992+ views
    AP ^ | 05/15/2006 | NEDRA PICKLER
    WASHINGTON - President Bush is to order as many as 6,000 National Guard troops to increase enforcement at the Mexican border, part of a $1.9 billion drive to tighten security and win conservative backing in Congress for a broad election-year overhaul of the nation's tattered immigration laws. "We do not yet have full control of the border and I am determined to change that," Bush is expected to say in remarks prepared for a prime-time speech from the Oval Office. The speech will come as the Senate begins work on legislation to strengthen border security, authorize new guest worker programs...
  • PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE III (live thread)

    10/13/2004 5:19:44 PM PDT · by Joe Hadenuf · 8,321 replies · 485,453+ views
    10.13.04 | Joe, and the rest of FR.
    45 minutes to go. If there is already a live debate thread go ahead and delete this. I understand posting a live thread has become a somewhat of a political ordeal here, when it shouldn't be. So to take the pressure off, I'm posting this anyway. Do I dare? LOL!