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  • Gene Wilder death: Star of Willy Wonka dies aged 83

    08/30/2016 3:33:43 AM PDT · by Bikkuri · 40 replies
    BBC ^ | 30 August 2016 | BBC
    US actor Gene Wilder, remembered by many for his lead role in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, has died at the age of 83, his family has confirmed.
  • Comedian Garry Shandling has passed away at the age of 66

    03/24/2016 1:45:45 PM PDT · by Borges · 89 replies
    Fox ^ | 3/24/2016
    Comedian Garry Shandling died at a Los Angeles area hospital on Thursday, March 24th according to TMZ. The 66-year-old star was not suffering from any illness, TMZ is reporting, so it appears this was sudden.
  • David Bowie Dead

    01/10/2016 10:51:22 PM PST · by kik5150 · 370 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 1/10/2016 | THR
    David Bowie has died after a battle with cancer, his rep confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. "David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief," read a statement posted on the artist's official social media accounts.
  • 3 Teens Died After Principal Hypnotized Them

    10/07/2015 2:36:52 PM PDT · by Aliska · 54 replies
    Newser ^ | October 7, 2015 | Michael Harthorne
    (NEWSER) – On Tuesday, a Florida school board approved a $600,000 payout to the families of three students who died after being hypnotized by their high school principal, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports. The bizarre case started in 2011 when 16-year-old North Port High School student Wesley McKinley hanged himself after being hypnotized by principal George Kenney multiple times. Friends say McKinley couldn't remember his own name after hypnosis sessions to improve his guitar playing.
  • Running With Predators: Liberal elites continue to condemn law enforcement & excuse inner-city crime

    04/27/2015 9:29:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    City Journal ^ | Spring 2015 | Heather Mac Donald
    Starting in late summer 2014, a protest movement known as Black Lives Matter convulsed the country. Triggered by the fatal police shooting of a black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, the movement claimed that blacks are still oppressed by widespread racism, especially within law enforcement. The police subject black communities to a gratuitous regime of stops and arrests, resulting in the frequent use of lethal force against black men, according to the activists and their media and academic allies. Indeed, America’s police are the greatest threat facing young black men today, the protesters charged. New York’s mayor Bill de Blasio announced...
  • Dr. Samadi: 230 DOCTORS Have Died from Ebola- “Still Don’t Know How They Can Possibly Get It”

    10/28/2014 6:26:38 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 65 replies
    Gateway ^ | 10/27/14 | Jim Hoft
    "we have 230 of these doctors who have died over there. We still don’t know how they can possibly get it. We keep saying bodily fluid, I get it. But the CDC guidelines is constantly changing.”
  • In Memory of Jaycee. She was called home yesterday.

    08/22/2014 9:48:42 AM PDT · by JustAmy · 203 replies
    8-22-2014 | JustAmy
    In Memory of Jaycee
  • 'Veterans died! Get us the answers!': Republicans boil over as Veterans Affairs officials answer

    05/28/2014 10:07:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/28/14 | David Martosko, U.s. Political Editor
    Sparks flew during a rare late-night hearing before the House Veterans Affairs Committee, as visibly upset Republicans raked VA officials over the coals while the ink was still wet on a scathing inspector general report condemning the agency's deadly failures. The report found that in Phoenix, Arizona alone, 1,700 U.S. military veterans were denied medical care and others waited an average of 115 days to be seen by a doctor – and that officials covered up the lapses by manipulating wait-lists and other official records. Tennessee Republican Rep. Phil Roe, a physician and veteran of the Army Medical Corps, summed...
  • Army Ranger who helped rescue former POW Jessica Lynch Has Died

    05/16/2014 6:57:53 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 12 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 5-16-14
    An Army Ranger who helped rescue former POW Jessica Lynch from an Iraqi hospital in 2003 has died after being shot in Afghanistan, the Defense Department announced Thursday.
  • VA Hides Names of Hospitals Where Vets Died From Delays

    03/28/2014 12:56:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 3/28/14 | CJ Ciaramella
    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) blocked the release of the names of hospitals where 19 veterans died because of delays in medical screenings, leading to calls for transparency from news outlets and a bipartisan group of Capitol Hill lawmakers. Earlier this month, the VA denied a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request from Tampa Tribune reporter Howard Altman, who had been investigating the deaths. CNN reported in January that 19 veterans died as a result of delayed gastrointestinal cancer screenings, while another 63 were seriously injured. CNN obtained internal documents from the VA listing the number of “institutional disclosures...
  • MarkBsnr has passed

    03/01/2014 5:11:20 PM PST · by Mad Dawg · 128 replies
    personal communication | 3/1/14 | Vanity
    With a heavy heart I report that MarkBsnr has gone to his reward. He was learned, intelligent, devout, and a good friend. Please pray for the repose of his soul and for all who mourn at his passing.
  • Porn pioneer Al Goldstein, who went from millionaire to homeless, dies at age 77

    12/19/2013 9:17:05 PM PST · by Morgana · 24 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Ben Johnson
    BROOKLYN, December 19, 2013 ( – Pornographer Al Goldstein, a onetime millionaire who pioneered hardcore pornography in print, died today in a Brooklyn hospice at the age of 77. In 1968, Goldstein launched Screw magazine, widely touted as the first magazine to publish photos of sexual intercourse. Six years later, he began a late night pornographic talk cable program called Midnight Blue, which ran for decades on New York cable. Al Goldstein Al Goldstein Both ventures brought him into scrapes with the law and would transform America's cultural landscape for decades to come. Even his defenders could not excuse the...
  • Driver indicted after illegal immigrant died in Oklahoma wreck

    12/16/2013 5:30:51 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    NewsOK ^ | December 15, 2013 | Nolan Clay
    PERRY — For the 1,500-mile ride from Houston to Los Angeles last October, the 12 illegal immigrants had been crammed into a 2004 black Suburban with their driver and another man.Some sat in the very back, where there were no seats. One later acknowledged he paid $400 for his spot. Their trip ended not in sunny California but in northern Oklahoma when the driver fell asleep on Interstate 35 the morning of Oct. 21. The Suburban rolled over one-and-a-half times inside the median and ended up on its top about a mile south of Perry, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported....
  • My dog just passed (vanity)

    12/14/2013 2:13:27 PM PST · by taxcontrol · 147 replies
    None | 12/14/2013 | Self
    Sad news today. My best dog Daisy passed this afternoon. She will be missed. We got her as a rescue. Someone had thrown here out of a car, she had mange, needed stitches and lots of TLC when we found her some 8 years ago. We adopted her and gave her a good home. She went out this morning and chased that pesky squirrel on the fence. After lunch, we found her by the fire place in her "puppy dreams" sleeping pose.
  • 'Outpouring of love' for woman who allegedly died while buying drugs

    "Wawrzyniak, was buying drugs from a 20-year-old man when she fell out of the car, according to Cook County prosecutors."
  • Chairman Munisteri's Statement on the Passing of Former State GOP Chairman Ray Barnhart

    05/31/2013 5:46:59 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 2 replies
    The Republican Party of Texas ^ | May 29, 2013 | Steve Munisteri
    "Ray Anderson Barnhart was State Chairman of the Republican Party during a critical juncture of the party’s history. Elected in 1977, he served throughout the 1978 general elections which resulted in the election of the first Republican Governor since reconstruction, Bill Clements. The Party’s success in electing Clements ushered in a new era for the Republican Party as holding the governorship provided many advantages for party building. Ray Barnhart certainly deserves a tremendous amount of credit for that success. What may not be generally known about Ray is that he also deserves credit for the ascendance of Ronald Reagan to...
  • Country music singer Jack Greene dies at age 83

    03/15/2013 2:44:58 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    YAHOO ^ | Reuters
    (Reuters) - Country musician Jack Greene, a veteran star of the Grand Ole Opry, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease at the age of 83, the Nashville, Tennessee, music hall said on Friday. Greene, who was best known for his smooth voice and 1966 song "There Goes My Everything," died in his sleep at his home in the capital of country music, the Grand Ole Opry said in a statement. Known as the "Jolly Green Giant," Greene became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1967, a sign of elite status in the industry, regularly performing at the stage's...
  • President Hugo Chavez Has Died

    03/05/2013 1:59:16 PM PST · by wideawake · 363 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 3/5/2013 | AP
    President Hugo Chavez Has Died
  • Dale Robertson leaves legacy of classic Western TV shows

    02/28/2013 5:41:55 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | Feb 28, 2013 | Ken Miller
    Dale Robertson leaves legacy of classic Western TV shows Ken Miller, Associated Press / February 28, 2013 Dale Robertson started in the movies, including such roles as Jesse James in "Fighting Man of the Plains. Dale Robertson moved into television, starring in series such as "Tales of Wells Fargo" (1957-62), "Iron Horse" (1966) and "Death Valley Days" (1968-70). Robertson died Tuesday. By Ken Miller, Associated Press / February 28, 2013 Actor Dale Robertson in 1964. Robterson became a star of television and movie Westerns during the genre's heyday, died Feb. 26, 2013. Robertson's niece, Nancy Robertson, said her uncle died...
  • EPA has concerns for Keystone pipeline near coast(Obama Lied, Jobs Died)

    06/01/2012 6:45:06 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 9 replies ^ | May 31, 2012 | AP: Matthew Daly
    HOUSTON – A Canadian company seeking to build a pipeline to transport crude oil from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries has submitted a new application for the southern segment of the project that avoids sensitive wetlands in Texas. TransCanada submitted its new application in April, after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency raised concerns about the effect the original plan would have on wetlands along the Texas Gulf Coast and called for a more rigorous review process. Under the new plan, the company will drill under the wetlands rather than run across them, eliminating the need for EPA involvement, said Vicki...
  • Coroner: Breitbart Died of Heart Failure

    04/20/2012 5:48:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 141 replies
    breitbart ^ | 4/20/12 | Breitbart News
    The office of the Los Angeles County coroner has completed its investigation into the death of Andrew Breitbart on March 1, and has confirmed that he died of natural causes, namely heart failure. Chief Coroner Investigator Craig Harvey told Breitbart News that the final autopsy report would be released next week. A press release issued by the Department of Coroner (below) notes: "No prescription or illicit drugs were detected. The blood alcohol was .04%," a negligible amount. The press release concludes: "No significant trauma was present and foul play is not suspected."
  • Possible voter fraud? My grandfather died 12 years ago, jury duty card.

    04/09/2012 5:39:42 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 25 replies
    Me | 4/9/2012 | Me
    My Grandfather died in 2000 and recently we received a “ report for jury duty” card in the mail. This has never happened before in the 12/13 years since his passing. It got us to thinking, We believe someone voted in his name for the Corzine/Christie election or the Obama election. How do we find out if he was registered to vote? Will they tell us which location he voted? If we find out, then what do we do? Short of standing in the district he voted and “calling him/her out”, what steps can we take to bring justice?
  • Dead Baby Found at Oprah Winfrey's South African Boarding School

    02/18/2011 4:11:35 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 7 replies
    Fox ^ | 02/18/2011 | Staff
    A dead newborn baby was found at Oprah Winfrey's girls school in South Africa, the South African daily The Times reported Friday. According to police, a 17-year-old student at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls gave birth to a child Wednesday and disposed of the body at the school, located 25 miles (40 km) south of Johannesburg. Police are not sure if the newborn was killed or died of natural causes.
  • Man dies during World Sauna Championship in Finland

    08/08/2010 4:10:51 PM PDT · by geraldmcg · 26 replies
    WebToday ^ | 8-8-10 | WebToday
    888WEBTODAY.COM (8-8-10)--A man died during the World Sauna Championship in Heinola, Finland after sustaining severe burns in the end phase of the event that required long term exposure to 230 degree temperatures (110 Celsius). Vladimir Ladyzhenskiy (pictured on the left) was pronounced dead on August 7, 2010 after passing out from the 230 degree temperatures. Finland's Timo Kaukonen won the event. Not a big surpise since he was the reigning champ. Almost 1,000 spectators watched as medical workers attended to both men who were badly burned. Timo Kaukonen is said to be in stable condition and probably willing to participate...
  • Jack Bauer Died Monday Night and Bush Derangement Syndrome Killed Him

    05/11/2010 6:14:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 69 replies · 2,742+ views
    big hollywood ^ | 5/11/10 | Orson Bean
    **If you TiVo there are Spoilers** Who are you and what have you done with Jack Bauer? That’s what I wanted to scream at the pod person who starred on “24” last Monday. When the conservative creators of the show left and liberals took over, I was apprehensive. But by and large, the quality of the program kept up. I snorted, of course, when a bad character was threatened with torture by other bad guys. She was hauled into a medieval chamber filled with pincers, hot pokers and iron maidens. Then she was strapped down, a washcloth was draped over...
  • Good laugh for today!!

    05/05/2010 2:24:06 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 10 replies · 395+ views
    weasel zippers ^ | april 22 2010 | zip
    Perfect opportunity to post what I consider to be the hands-down, greatest video of all-time, ‘Hippies Crying Over Dead Trees”…***Already posted on FR but a great pick me up when your feeling down***
  • Which Two Presidents Died On The Same Day?? (July 4th)

    07/04/2009 6:28:08 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 26 replies · 1,785+ views
    The Diplomatic Pouch ^ | not stated | not stated
    I don't know why (maybe it's on a lesson plan for schools around the country) but this little question with a quick answer (and one that is quickly found in any ready reference) has been asked of me so often that I finally decided to list the answer here. The answer is John Adams (second President) and Thomas Jefferson (third President). These two men died on the same day. But that's not all; read on.... The question with an even more interesting answer is, "On which day did they die?" Both Adams and Jefferson died on July 4, 1826. The...
  • Top 10 Famous People Who Died on the Same Day

    06/26/2009 4:24:58 PM PDT · by csvset · 62 replies · 5,731+ views
    Daily Press ^ | 26 June 2009 | Mike Holtzclaw.
    The entertainment took a double blow on Thursday, with the deaths of cultural icons Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett. This is not the first time two celebrities died on the same day. Here are 10 other instances.
  • Ed McMahon

    06/23/2009 9:29:01 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 7 replies · 627+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-23-09 | Wordsmith
    Johnny Carson, shakes hands with the show's announcer Ed McMahon during Carson's final taping of The Tonight Show on May 22, 1992. (AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac)NYTimes: June 24, 2009 Ed McMahon, America’s Top Second Banana, Dies By RICHARD SEVERO Ed McMahon, who for nearly 30 years was Johnny Carson’s affable second banana on “The Tonight Show,” introducing it with his ringing trademark call, “Heeeere’s Johnny!,” died early Tuesday in Los Angeles. He was 86. His publicist, Howard Bragman, told NBC that Mr. McMahon died at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center surrounded by his family. Mr. Bragman did not give a...
  • Obama lied; the economy died

    03/03/2009 1:25:36 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies · 721+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 3/3/09 | Tony Blankley
    <p>I am trying to capture the spirit of bipartisanship as practiced by the Democratic Party over the last eight years.</p> <p>Thus, I have chosen as my lead, the proposition: Obama lied; the economy died. Obviously, I am borrowing this from the Democratic Party theme of 2003-08: "Bush lied, people died." There are, of course, two differences between the two slogans.</p>
  • 'Most wanted Nazi died in 1992'

    02/04/2009 2:05:10 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies · 1,226+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 2-04-09 | ap
    Documents have surfaced in Egypt showing the world's most-wanted Nazi war criminal, concentration camp doctor Aribert Heim, died in Cairo in 1992, Germany's ZDF television and The New York Times reported Wednesday. Araibrt Heim, a Nazi criminal known by the nickname 'Dr. Death'. The report said Heim was living under a pseudonym and had converted to Islam by the time of his death from intestinal cancer. ZDF said that in a joint effort with the New York Times, it located a passport, application for a residence permit, bank slips, personal letters and medical papers, in all more than 100 documents,...
  • Truck-driving dad dies in accident en route to reunion with son home from Iraq

    11/20/2008 8:20:30 AM PST · by Patrsup · 9 replies · 819+ views
    Grand Rapids Press ^ | November 20, 2008 | John Agar
    Truck-driving dad dies in accident en route to reunion with son home from Iraq MIDDLEVILLE -- Richard Crawford was sleeping when his son Keith, serving in Iraq with the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division, called early Monday. Keith told his father he "was on American soil." Richard Crawford, a trucker and retired Army sergeant, told his son he would see him this week. He had a delivery down South, and would swing by Fort Campbell, Ky., where Keith, the older of his two sons, was stationed. He couldn't wait to see his son. "But he didn't make it," his wife,...
  • China Earthquake: 50,000 May Have Died

    05/15/2008 6:26:11 PM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 92+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-16-2008 | David Blair
    China earthquake: 50,000 may have died By David Blair Last Updated: 1:28AM BST 16/05/2008 China's government has given warning that 50,000 people may have died in the earthquake that has devastated large areas of Sichuan province.Residents of Sichuan hold a candlelight vigil for earthquake victims Thirty-three foreign nationals from Britain, France and the United States are rescued from one of the hardest-hit earthquake disaster areas, Wolong So far, 19,509 people are known to have been killed – an increase of more than 4,000 on Wednesday's estimate of the disaster's human toll - and has directly affected 10 million people. Survivors...
  • Document: Fugitive US financier Robert Vesco died

    05/05/2008 7:04:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 314+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/5/08 | Andrea Rodriguez - ap
    HAVANA - Robert Vesco, the American fugitive who cooked up moneymaking schemes that allegedly involved everyone from Colombian drug lords to the families of U.S. presidents, died in Cuba and was buried almost six months ago, according to an official document. A burial record at Havana's Colon Cemetery shows that a man with the same name and birthdate — Dec. 4, 1935 — died on Nov. 23 from lung cancer and was buried the next day in a private plot. He was 71, less than two weeks shy of his 72nd birthday. In his lifetime, Vesco was accused of looting...
  • Matthews Rants: 'Should We Put Exxon Signs Up Over Arlington Cemetery?'

    09/17/2007 5:42:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 44 replies · 154+ views ^ | Geoffrey Dickens
    Chris Matthews might as well have chanted "No Blood For Oil" throughout the Monday edition of MSNBC's "Hardball" as he sounded like an anti-war protestor as he charged that U.S. servicemen and women were spilling blood for Big Oil, as he questioned: "Are we fighting for the American oil companies for Mobil and Exxon? And they are making these enormous profits because of access to oil over there...Should we put Exxon signs up over Arlington Cemetery and Mobil signs up there, like they have at baseball stadiums?" Pivoting off a David Shuster report that claimed Alan Greenspan "provided evidence"...
  • President James E. Faust Passes Away [LDS]

    08/10/2007 10:11:52 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 14 replies · 797+ views ^ | 08/10/07 | AP/Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
    (KSL News) President James E. Faust, second counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died earlier today. President Faust passed away at 12:20 this morning surrounded by family at his house. The cause is age-related. He was 87 years old. "I have always had a deep respect for President Faust and his tremendous example of selfless service and caring for his community and the world," Gov. Jon Huntsman said. "He left a legacy of public service and thoughtfulness to which we can all aspire." President Faust was set apart as second counselor to...
  • Baby Killed Year After Dad Died in Iraq

    05/04/2007 9:43:22 AM PDT · by bedolido · 111 replies · 2,923+ views
    foxnews ^ | 05-04-2007 | staff writer
    NEW YORK — A young mother's car left out of gear accidentally rolled over her only son and killed him, a year after her soldier husband was killed in Iraq, relatives and police said. "It's a tragedy for all my family," said Evelyn Mercedes, 65, the soldier's grandmother. "My grandson dies. Now, this happens to the baby." Christopher Mercedes, who turned 1 last month, slipped from his mom's arms as she got out of the sport utility vehicle that began rolling because it was in neutral gear rather than park, police said. "She was hysterical, crying out, 'Somebody help me...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Fort Huachuca soldier died in helicopter crash in Iraq

    01/24/2007 9:52:51 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 1,498+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — A deployed soldier from the 11th Signal Brigade was killed in a helicopter crash in Iraq on Saturday, according to the Department of Defense on Wednesday. Cpl. Victor M. Langarica, 29, of Decatur, Ga., was Identified as one of 12 soldiers killed when a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter went down in Iraq. The incident is still under investigation. He was assigned to the 86th Signal Battalion, where he was a wheeled vehicle mechanic. Members of the 86th deployed last August to provide communications support in Iraq. Langarica is the first brigade soldier to die in any of...
  • The man who died 31 times

    12/27/2006 11:25:29 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 21 replies · 30,284+ views
    Norwich Evening News24 ^ | 12/23/06 | Stacia Briggs
    A Norwich electrician who was brought back from the dead a staggering 31 times in less than an hour has thanked the paramedics who refused to let him die. Derek Jones, who celebrated his 55th birthday yesterday, astonished medics by surviving a series of potentially fatal heart attacks after being taken ill at work . The grandfather-of-two, who lives in Hellesdon, was on his way to an electrical job in Sheringham when he began to feel unwell. “I had a pain down the front of my chest and felt really hot. By the time I got to Sheringham, I felt...
  • 'People laughed as robbers died'

    12/26/2006 10:27:07 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 55 replies · 2,591+ views
    News24 | AFP ^ | 12/26/06
    Johannesburg - The South African government's continued failure to bring crime under control is leading a growing number of citizens to start taking the law into their own hands, often with deadly results. "It is sometimes justifiable," says Frits Kreil, who runs a self-styled "community policing forum" in Johannesburg's northern Randburg suburb. "People are fed up with crime and resort to killing to protect their lives and those of their loved ones." In one of the latest such incidents, three members of an armed gang were killed when a local at a pub in the suburb of Emmarentia opened fire...
  • Bush Vows Troops Will Not Have Died in Vain

    07/04/2006 1:01:13 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 326+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 4, 2006 – President Bush today promised the nation's men and women in uniform he would not allow "the sacrifice of 2,527 troops who have died in Iraq to be in vain by pulling out before the job is done." Speaking at Fort Bragg, N.C., the president said the U.S. strategy in Iraq is clear: to help the Iraqi people build a country that can govern itself, sustain itself and defend itself as a free nation, "Our troops will help the Iraqi people succeed because it's in our national interests," he said. "A free Iraq in the heart...
  • Baby found dead in vehicle. Mother apparently forgot to drop off baby at day care.

    06/29/2006 1:07:30 PM PDT · by rawhide · 485 replies · 8,011+ views ^ | Thu, Jun. 29, 2006 | Lisa Gibson
    A 5-month-old baby died in a minivan Wednesday after the mother apparently forgot to drop the child off at day care. The tragedy was discovered about 5:30 p.m. outside the Wonder Years 2 day care. The baby's mother stopped at the day care after work to pick up the child and was told by staff that the baby had not been dropped off. She realized then that the baby had been in her minivan all day. "The mother had forgotten to drop off the child at day care in the morning," said Curt Kreun, owner of Wonder Years 2. "She...
  • Luis Jimenez Mexican culture shaped his art

    06/18/2006 12:05:37 AM PDT · by woofie · 5 replies · 214+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 17, 2006 | Deborah K. Dietsch
    The familiar cowboy astride the blue bucking bronco has returned to the G Street entrance of the old U.S.Patent Office Building. "Vaquero" was hoisted back into place on Thursday in anticipation of the July 1 reopening of the Smithsonian's American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery within the neoclassical structure, which has been under renovation since January 2000. The public sculpture is one of a dozen works in the museum's collection by artist Luis Jimenez, who died on Tuesday as the result of injuries suffered during an accident in his Hondo, N.M., studio. Mr. Jimenez, 65, was working on a...
  • Zarqawi Survived Air Strike, Died Shortly After

    06/09/2006 5:19:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 57 replies · 1,123+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, June 9, 2006 – Terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi initially survived the June 7 air strike but died from his wounds while laying on a stretcher shortly thereafter, a senior U.S. military officer in Baghdad said today. Iraqi police were the first people on the scene following the air strike. After finding Zarqawi alive, the police placed him on a stretcher, Army Maj. Gen. William B. Caldwell told Pentagon reporters via a satellite connection today. U.S. forces arrived shortly after and began identification procedures by examining distinguishing marks on his body and by using visual facial-recognition techniques. Zarqawi mumbled a...
  • Fast honors those who have died in fight for freedom

    05/30/2006 7:56:50 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 247+ views
    SIERRA VISTA — Candles were lit Monday night as nearly 300 people brought light into the growing darkness at the Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery, which holds the remains of more than 1,200 members of America’s armed forces and some of their loved ones. Speaking for the second time at Monday Memorial Day ceremonies was Maj. Gen. Barbara Fast, commander of the Intelligence Center and Fort Huachuca. She spoke about one particular soldier whose cremains are at the cemetery. His name is Robert Oliver Unruh, who was an Army specialist who died in Iraq while serving as a combat engineer....
  • Soldier remembered on post; Pfc. Tristian J. Slade was just 19 years old when he died

    05/02/2006 6:36:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 1,331+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — In January, Sgt. 1st Class Tim Kurczewski saw Tristian J. Slade off, as the 19-year-old headed for basic training. Monday, the former Army recruiter was at Chaffee Parade Field as he and other soldiers and civilians bade farewell to Slade, a private first class. Slade, of Charlotte, N.C., died Friday morning of unknown causes. Not feeling well, he went to a post medical clinic, where he collapsed, was treated by medical personnel and rushed to the Sierra Vista Regional Health Center, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The cause of his death is under investigation. Kurczewski...

    04/06/2006 10:50:24 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 89 replies · 641+ views
    Vanity | 6 April 2006 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    My dad died yesterday. He just quit breathing. We have been working with him in home hospice for quite some time and making him comfortable in the process. He didn't suffer excessively. My dad was a wonderful man and we ALL are happy and overjoyed for him at the same time we sorrow. He worked his whole life to teach the Gospel to the unbelieving and did so with complete diligence and faith. We have absolutely no doubt he is in Paradise awaiting the day of Judgement. He taught me so many things much of which has been expressed here...
  • Solaris author Stanislaw Lem dies at 84

    03/28/2006 8:30:38 AM PST · by A. Pole · 14 replies · 409+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Mon Mar 27, 2006
    KRAKOW, Poland (Reuters) - Polish author Stanislaw Lem, one of the world's leading science-fiction writers, died on Monday in his home city of Krakow at the age of 84 after a battle with heart disease. Lem, whose books have sold more than 27 million copies and have been translated into more than 40 languages, won widespread acclaim for "The Cyberiad," stories from a mechanical world ruled by robots, first published in English in 1974. "Solaris," published in 1961 and set on an isolated space station, was made into a film epic 10 years later by Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky. A...
  • Woman who died in '03 left in front of TV

    01/09/2006 9:05:52 PM PST · by CAWats · 53 replies · 1,656+ views
    Modesto Bee ^ | 01/09/06 | AP
    CINCINNATI (AP) - A dead woman dressed in white was positioned in a chair in front of a television set for 2 1/2 years because she told her caregiver that she didn't want to be buried and planned to return, the coroner said. "Don't show my body when I'm dead," Hamilton County Coroner Dr. O'dell Owens said Monday in describing Johannas Pope's wishes. "Don't bury me. I'm coming back." Pope, 61, died Aug. 29, 2003. Her caretaker and friend, whose name has not been released, left the woman upstairs in the home with the television and air conditioning on while...
  • Beethoven Died From Lead Poisoning

    12/07/2005 3:22:00 PM PST · by blam · 33 replies · 1,786+ views
    ABC Science News ^ | 12-7-2005
    Beethoven died from lead poisoning Agençe France-Presse Wednesday, 7 December 2005 Lead poisoning may even have caused Ludwig van Beethoven's deafness (portrait in oil by JK Stieler) (Image: US DOE) Tests on the hair and skull fragments of Ludwig van Beethoven show the legendary 19th century German composer died from lead poisoning, scientists say. Bone fragments from Beethoven's skull had high concentrations of lead, matching an earlier finding of lead in his hair, say researchers at the US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois. "The finding of elevated lead in Beethoven's skull, along with DNA results indicating authenticity...