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  • Gerald Walpin, inspector general fired by Obama, dies

    06/26/2016 3:34:46 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 62 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6-24-2016 | Byron York
    Gerald Walpin, the inspector general who was at the center of controversy in 2009 when he was fired by the White House amid an investigation of an Obama friend, died today. He was 84. Walpin's son-in-law, Allan Tananbaum, said Walpin was struck by a car while crossing a street in Manhattan. Walpin was fired in June 2009 for his investigation of the misuse of money in AmeriCorps, the service organization that was part of the Corporation for National and Community Service, where Walpin served as inspector general. The investigation focused on Kevin Johnson, the former NBA star who became mayor...
  • Chesapeake Founder Aubrey McClendon Dies In Car Crash One Day After Federal Indictment

    03/02/2016 12:28:02 PM PST · by Nachum · 55 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 3/2/16 | tyler durden
    Just one day after the DOJ unveiled its had indicted Chesapeake Founder and former CEO Aubrey McClendon on federal charges of conspiring to rig bids for oil and natural gas leases, moments ago the Oklahoma Police announced that he was found dead in a car accident, when while traveling in a 2013 Chevy Tahoe at a high rate of speed he crashed while driving on a two-lane highway and was engulfed in flames. FORMER CHESAPEAKE CEO MCCLENDON DEAD AFTER CAR ACCIDENT: CNBCOKLAHOMA CITY POLICE SAY AUBREY MCCLENDON DEADMCCLENDON WAS GOING FASTER THAN SPEED LIMIT: POLICEMCCLENDON WAS ALONE IN 2013 CHEVY...
  • American Express President Dies Suddenly On Flight From Japan To New York

    05/29/2015 4:38:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 57 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 5/29/15 | CBSNewYork
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) –– Ed Gilligan, the president of American Express, has died. He was 55 years old. Gilligan died after becoming ill on a flight from Japan to New York. Gilligan was named the company’s president two years ago and joined American Express in 1980 while still a student at New York University, according to the Wall Street Journal. He was widely considered a possible successor to CEO Ken Chenault, WSJ reported. Chenault made the announcement via a letter to Amex employees Friday: With the heaviest of hearts, I must share some devastating news. Ed Gilligan – President of...
  • Tom Schweich, Missouri auditor and candidate for governor, dies in apparent suicide

    02/26/2015 1:27:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 41 replies ^ | 2/26/15 | By Staff Reports
    ST. LOUIS • Tom Schweich, Missouri's Republican state auditor and a leading contender for the governor's office in next year's election, has died, according to his office. Earlier in the day, a police source said Schweich had sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The police source said Schweich's wife was in another room of their house when she heard her husband making phone calls, followed by a single gunshot. He was 54. His death was confirmed by his office early Thursday afternoon, just hours after Schweich had requested an interview with reporters for the Post-Dispatch and the Associated Press at his...
  • Ebola Cover-up? African Dies Vomiting on Plane to New York

    10/17/2014 9:15:18 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 69 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 10-17-2014 | Ari Yashar
    Congressman Peter King (R-NY) is outraged after Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officials dismissed Ebola after a "cursory" exam of an African man, who died on a plane to JFK Airport Thursday in a fit of vomiting. The unnamed 63-year-old had boarded an Arik Air plane out of Lagos, Nigeria the night before, a federal law enforcement source told the New York Post. While in the air, the man vomited in his seat repeatedly, and before landing in New York he died on the plane. The 145 frightened passengers were kept on board as CDC officials and police...

    10/08/2014 8:28:24 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/08/14
  • 3rd Doctor Dies From Ebola in Sierra Leone

    08/27/2014 10:53:13 AM PDT · by Raebie · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 27, 2014 | CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAY
    A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as health workers tried to determine how a fourth scientist also contracted the disease before being evacuated to Europe. The announcements raised worries about Sierra Leone's fight against Ebola, which already has killed more than 1,400 people across West Africa. The World Health Organization said it was sending a team to investigate how the epidemiologist now undergoing treatment in Germany may have contracted the disease that kills more than half its victims. "The international surge of health workers is extremely important and if something...
  • Infant girl dies of starvation after her parents replaced her formula with water and cereal to save

    05/19/2014 12:20:33 PM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    mail online ^ | Ryan Gorman
    FULL TITLE: Infant girl dies of starvation after her parents replaced her formula with water and cereal to save money A suburban Chicago couple was accused Friday of the unthinkable – starving their infant daughter to death. Markisha Jones, 19, and Gene Edwards, 22, both of Barrington, were initially arrested January 8 after paramedics called to their home found their seven month-old daughter Mya dead on the dining room table. They were found to have replaced the child's precious baby formula with water, cereal and the occasional glob of baby food, sources told the Chicago Tribune.
  • Finding homes for motherless pups. Border Collie dies after giving birth

    05/08/2014 6:50:14 AM PDT · by SandRat · 19 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — Tuesday, Shelia Dahoney was visiting her daughter’s house in the Palominas area when she looked out to what she described as a “teeny front yard” and saw a stray dog doing what she thought was taking care of some natural business. But upon going out in the yard, Dahoney notice a puppy hanging from the female dog. The dog, which she described as a Border Collie mix, was giving birth and having a difficult time doing it. About five-feet away was a puppy which already had been born. Dahoney, a receptionist at the Coronado Veterinarian Hospital, now...
  • Another JPMorgan Banker Dies, 37 Year Old Executive Director Of Program Trading

    02/12/2014 9:39:11 AM PST · by Nachum · 82 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 2/12/14 | Tyler Durden
    Ordinarily we would ignore the news of another banker's death - after all these sad events happen all the time - if it wasn't for several contextual aspects of this most recent passage. First, the death in question, as reported by the Stamford Daily Voice is that of Ryan Henry Crane, a Harvard graduate, who is survived by his wife, son and parents at the very young age of 37. Second, Ryan Henry Crane was formerly employed by JPMorgan - a bank which was featured prominently in the news as recently as two weeks ago when another of its London-based...
  • Woman hit by Calif. Congresswoman's aide dies (field rep. for Democratic Congresswoman Lois Capps)

    12/12/2013 9:56:07 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies ^ | 12/11/13 | Associated Press
    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A woman who was struck by a car driven by a congresswoman's aide in Santa Barbara has died. ... The driver, 32-year-old Raymond Morua, was a field representative to Democratic Congresswoman Lois Capps. He was fired Monday. ... Morua, who has previous drunken-driving arrests, is charged with murder, vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident.
  • Nurse dies protecting patients in Texas surgical center stabbing

    11/29/2013 10:45:45 AM PST · by Sheapdog · 81 replies
    CNN ^ | November 26, 2013 | Catherine E. Shoichet
    (CNN) -- Gail Sandidge rushed to help when screams rang out during a stabbing at a Texas medical center on Tuesday. Horrified patients and family members watched as a man stabbed the nurse in the chest. "She was just saying...'I'm hurt. He got me,'" witness Jana Jackson told CNN affiliate KLTV. "And that's when we realized there was blood all on the front of her scrubs." Hours later, authorities pronounced Sandidge dead. Police said four others were wounded when 22-year-old suspect Kyron Templeton attacked visitors and employees Tuesday morning at Good Shepherd Ambulatory Surgical Center in Longview, Texas. The hospital's...
  • Senator Jim Inhofe's orthopedic surgeon son dies piloting private aircraft in fireball crash outside

    11/11/2013 4:57:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 62 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/11/13 | James Nye
    Controversial Republican Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe has confirmed that his son died in a plane crash on Sunday. Dr. Perry Inhofe worked as an orthopedic surgeon in Tulsa and was piloting the Mitsubishi MU-2B-25 twin turboprop aircraft that came down five miles from Tulsa International Airport. Oklahoma Highway Patrol spokesman George Brown said authorities confirmed that one person died in the crash which occurred at 3.40 a heavily wooded area. According to flight tracking websites the aircraft took off from Salina, Kansas and was due to land at the airport after a 45 minute flight. Pilots cleared to land...
  • Man who set himself on fire on the Mall dies of injuries

    10/05/2013 9:37:01 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 48 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 10/5/13 | Justin Jouvenal and Mark Berman,
    A man who was critically injured when he poured gasoline over his body and set himself on fire on the Mall on Friday has died of his injuries, according to D.C. police. The man was airlifted to MedStar Washington Hospital Medical Center, where he died about 9 p.m. Friday, said Officer Araz Alali, a D.C. police spokesman. The man could not immediately be identified because his burns were so severe. Medical personnel will try to determine who he was using DNA analysis, Alali said.
  • US Sen. Frank Lautenberg dies at 89

    06/03/2013 6:46:37 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 300 replies
    North NJ com ^ | BY HERB JACKSON
    Sen. Frank Lautenberg died this morning of viral pneumonia at age 89, his office said
  • Convenience store clerk dies from stab wounds

    05/19/2013 9:08:18 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 15 replies
    KVOA News - Tuscon ^ | 18 May 2013 | Scott Oathout
    TUCSON- A convenience store clerk who was stabbed early Friday morning has died from his injuries. According to Sergeant Chris Widmer with Tucson Police, 22-year-old Erick Bridges passed away Saturday afternoon. Bridges was stabbed at the AM/PM at 7601 E. Tanque Verde around 1 a.m. Friday. The suspect is described as a thin white and Hispanic man in his 20s, 5-feet-8 inches. He was wearing a grey "hoodie" and jeans and had a dark backpack. Anyone with information is urged 9-1-1 or 88-CRIME.
  • Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez Dies

    03/05/2013 2:28:16 PM PST · by politisite · 82 replies
    New York Times ^ | 3/5/2013
    CARACAS, Venezuela — President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela died Tuesday afternoon after a long battle with cancer, the government announced, leaving behind a bitterly divided nation in the grip of a political crisis that grew more acute as he languished for weeks, silent and out of sight in hospitals in Havana and Caracas.
  • Elderly Woman Dies After Nurse Refuses to Give Her CPR

    03/03/2013 2:19:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 75 replies
    abc ^ | 3/3/13 | Alyssa Newcomb
    A 911 dispatcher pleaded with a nurse at a Bakersfield, Calif., senior living facility to save the life of an elderly woman by giving her CPR, but the nurse said policy did not allow her to, according to a newly released audiotape of the call. "Is there anybody there that's willing to help this lady and not let her die?" the dispatcher asked in a recording of the 911 call released by the Bakersfield Fire Department. "Not at this time," the nurse said. The incident unfolded on Tuesday when 87-year-old Lorraine Bayless collapsed at Glenwood Gardens, a senior living facility...
  • Meow the 39-pound cat dies

    05/10/2012 9:13:02 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 52 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 8MAY2012 | Kathaleen Roberts
    The extra pounds that propelled Meow the shelter cat to national celebrity have killed him. The 5-year-old, 39-pound cat died Saturday of respiratory complications related to his girth, Santa Fe Animal Shelter executive director Mary Martin said Monday. The huge but personable feline became the subject of nationwide fame last month after appearing with Anderson Cooper and on the “Today” show — where Meow met actor Hugh Grant — as part of a media blitz to warn pet owners of the dangers of pet obesity. Meow traveled between Santa Fe and the East Coast for his TV appearances by airplane...
  • Bowling great Don Carter dies at 85

    01/06/2012 2:07:18 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/6/12 | Steven Wine | AP
    MIAMI (AP) — Don Carter, the bowling great with the unorthodox style who flourished as a genuine sports celebrity during the game's golden age on TV, has died. He was 85. Carter died at his home in Miami on Thursday night, the Professional Bowlers Association said Friday. He recently was hospitalized with pneumonia complicated by emphysema. Carter, known as "Mr. Bowling," was the game's original superstar. He became his sport's most recognizable name at a time when alleys were thriving across the country and bowling was starting to assert itself as a fixture on television. Carter was a leading force...
  • Writer Christopher Hitchens Dies

    12/15/2011 9:13:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies
    npr ^ | 12/16/11 | David Folkenflik
    The influential writer and cultural critic Christopher Hitchens died on Thursday at the age of 62 from complications of cancer of the esophagus. Hitchens confronted his disease in part by writing, bringing the same unsparing insight to his mortality that he had directed at so many other subjects. Over the years, Hitchens' caustic attention was directed at a broad range of subjects, including Henry Kissinger, Prince Charles, Bob Hope, Michael Moore, the Dalai Lama and Mother Teresa.
  • Dobie Gray dies at 71; singer later became a songwriter ('Drift Away')

    12/08/2011 2:05:05 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies
    LA Times ^ | 12/8/11 | Times staff and wire reports
    Dobie Gray, a smooth balladeer and soul singer who scored his biggest hit in the early 1970s with "Drift Away," has died. He was 71. Gray, who had cancer, died Tuesday at his Nashville home, said Charlie Andrews, his attorney. Before he adopted the name of Dobie Gray — a nod to sitcom character Dobie Gillis — the singer recorded under other names before breaking through with 1965's "The 'In' Crowd," which became a top 20 hit. He also had success that year with "See You at the Go-Go." The silky-voiced tenor was best known for his progressive rock and...
  • Another Obama campaign promise dies; He approves horse slaughter for food

    12/01/2011 12:45:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 47 replies
    IBD ^ | 12/1/11 | staff
    While you were preparing for Thanksgiving and President Obama was sparing the life of a couple of photo op turkeys, he also approved legislation that will result in the domestic slaughter of thousands of horses every year for human food. For the past half-decade the relatives of Flicka, Black Beauty and Seabiscuit have been spared the domestic livestock disassembly line -- the quick blow to the head, bleeding, eviscerating, slicing, grinding, packaging and cooking that comes with being edible around hungry Americans or shipped abroad as a delicacy for foreign palates.
  • Seven Dead at Occupy Protests So Far [corrupt national MSM engaging in conspiracy of silence]

    11/18/2011 10:16:56 AM PST · by Colofornian · 14 replies
    American Power Blog ^ | Nov. 11, 2011 | Posted by Donald Douglas
    The dead include (1) a young man who passed away at the Occupy Oklahoma encampment; (2) a woman at Occupy Vancouver overdosed; (3) a protester in Bloomington, Indiana, was found dead; (4) a man was found dead in his tent at Occupy New Orleans; (5) a man shot himself in an encampment at Occupy Burlington in Vermont; (6) a protester was shot dead at Occupy Oakland; and now this death at Salt Lake City brings the grim toll to 7 deaths.
  • Paul Leka, a Songwriter of ‘Na Na Hey Hey,’ Dies at 68

    10/24/2011 6:37:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 10/24/11
    Paul Leka, a songwriter and producer who worked with many recording stars but who was best known for writing the chanting chorus of “Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye),” a No. 1 hit in 1969 that was reborn in the 1970s as a sports arena anthem, died on Oct. 12 in a hospice near his home in Sharon, Conn. He was 68. The cause was lung cancer, said his brother, George. Mr. Leka made his name in the Tin Pan Alley tradition, writing or arranging songs for other people. He wrote and produced “Green Tambourine,” a No. 1 hit...
  • U.S. official: Saudi Crown Prince dies (Sultan)

    10/21/2011 10:19:26 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 71 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | 10-22-11 | Jamie Crawford
    (CNN) -- Saudi Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has died, a State Department official told CNN on Friday. There were no more immediate details about his death.
  • Spartacus star Andy Whitfield, 39, dies in Sydney

    09/11/2011 11:33:11 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 15 replies ^ | 9/12/11
    ANDY Whitfield, the 39-year-old star of the cable series Spartacus: Blood and Sand, has died in Sydney. Manager Sam Maydew said Whitfield died yesterday of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Whitfield's wife, Vashti, called her husband a "beautiful young warrior" who died on a "sunny Sydney morning" in the "arms of his loving wife".
  • James Arness: Last Western Hero Dies, 88

    06/04/2011 6:06:51 PM PDT · by stillafreemind · 74 replies
    Yahoo/AC ^ | June 4th, 2011 | Sherry Tomfeld
    The fact is, " Arness" and John Wayne could entertain us without sex, vulgarity or extreme visual violence. They still helped us to use imagination. Westerns today depend on sex, vulgarity and extreme visual violence for viewers to tune in or pay for a ticket. Encore Western Channel and TV Land still play reruns of the "Gunsmoke" series. On the official James Arness website, Jim was extremely pleased that it was still running.
  • Assisted Suicide Crusader Jack Kevorkian Dies in Hospital

    06/03/2011 8:28:26 AM PDT · by julieee · 14 replies ^ | June 3, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Assisted Suicide Crusader Jack Kevorkian Dies in Hospital Detroit, MI -- Jack Kevorkian, the infamous assisted suicide advocate who served years in prison for killing a disabled man on national television, died in a hospital today after being admitted for kidney problems and pneumonia.
  • Chocolate boss Ferrero dies in bike accident

    04/18/2011 4:39:28 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 9 replies | AFP ^ | 4/19/11
    Italian chocolate tycoon Pietro Ferrero, the joint chief executive of the group that owns Nutella and Ferrero Rocher, has died in a cycling accident in South Africa, a company spokesman said.Mr Ferrero, who was 47, fell from his bicycle during a regular riding session, probably because he was taken ill, while on a business trip in South Africa, the spokesman said, voicing the group's "deep dismay". Ferrero had co-run the sweets company with his younger brother Giovanni since 1997. Their 85-year-old father Michele, who turned the firm into a global leader of the confectionery industry after taking over in 1957,...
  • Socialized Medicine Director dies waiting for Operation.

    04/04/2011 2:54:54 PM PDT · by izzatzo · 25 replies
    The New American ^ | 04/04/2011 | Selwyn Duke
    It’s a bit like a supermarket manager dying of starvation or a bottled-water distributor dying of thirst: In the U.K., a former National Health Service (NHS) director died while waiting for medical care — at her own hospital. The Daily Mail reports:
  • Member of original 29 Code Talkers dies in Arizona

    03/18/2011 1:57:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/18/11 | AP
    CAMP VERDE, Ariz. – A member of an elite group of Marines who developed a code based on their native language during World War II has died. Lloyd Oliver's death Wednesday means that only one of the original 29 Navajo Code Talkers survives. Oliver's nephew, Lawrence, says his uncle died at a hospice center in the Phoenix suburb of Avondale, where he had been staying for about three weeks. He was 88 years old.
  • Bomb-sniffing Army dog dies of broken heart after Taliban kill his master

    03/03/2011 9:47:10 AM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/3/11 | Ian Drury
    In life, they were united in their tireless work saving countless British soldiers in Afghanistan. In death, they were united in tragedy. Shortly after Lance Corporal Liam Tasker was killed in a firefight with the Taliban, his devoted Army search dog Theo suffered a seizure and passed away too. The pair had uncovered 14 home-made bombs and hoards of weapons in just five months – a record for a dog and his handler in the conflict. L/Cpl Tasker, 26, this week became the 358th British serviceman to die in the ten-year conflict. Only last month he described his joy at...
  • Sargent Shriver, Peace Corps Founder, Dies at 95

    01/18/2011 2:46:14 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    CBS News ^ | 1/18/11 | CBS
    (CBS) Robert Sargent Shriver Jr., or Sargent as he was better known, has died, CBS News confirmed Tuesday. Shriver had Alzheimer's disease. Shriver was perhaps the most accomplished man never elected to public office. His career in public service and civic leadership spanned the second half of the 20th century. A call from President Kennedy ignited that career. In 1961, Mr. Kennedy asked Shriver to launch a project called the Peace Corps. It only took him six months to get the program up and running. "They have to have an internal motivation, an internal conviction," Shriver said. Born in Maryland...
  • Brian Marsden dies at 73; astronomer who tracked comets and asteroids

    11/20/2010 7:53:58 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 9 replies
    LATimes ^ | 11/20/10 | Thomas H. Maugh
    Astronomer Brian G. Marsden, a comet and asteroid tracker who stood sentinel to protect the Earth from collisions with interplanetary rocks and other remnants of the solar system's creation, died Thursday of cancer at Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington, Mass. He was 73. Director emeritus of the Minor Planet Center at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Mass., Marsden was perhaps best known for his 1998 announcement that an asteroid known as 1997 XF11 might strike the Earth in 2028, causing untold damage. The announcement sparked additional studies which quickly showed that such an impact was unlikely. Marsden,...
  • Allan Sandage, Astronomer, Dies at 84; Charted Cosmos’s Age and Expansion

    11/17/2010 11:52:07 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 9 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 11/17/10 | Dennis Overbye
    Allan R. Sandage, who spent his life measuring the universe, becoming the most influential astronomer of his generation, died Saturday at his home in San Gabriel, Calif. He was 84. The cause was pancreatic cancer, according to an announcement by the Carnegie Observatories, where he had spent his whole professional career. Over more than six decades, Dr. Sandage was like one of those giant galaxies that sit at the center of a cluster of galaxies, dominating cosmic weather. He wrote more than 500 papers, ranging across the cosmos, covering the evolution and behavior of stars, the birth of the Milky...
  • Minn. Marine Dies in Afghanistan

    08/30/2010 5:53:22 PM PDT · by Son House · 5 replies ^ | Aug 30, 2010 |
    PINE CITY, Minn. (AP) -- A highly decorated bomb disposal technician from Pine City has been killed by a roadside bomb in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Master Sgt. Daniel L. Fedder was 34. The Pentagon says he died Friday while assigned to the 1st Marine Logistics Group out of Camp Pendleton, Calif. Marine Corps spokesman 1st Lt. Ken Kunze says it wasn't immediately clear if Fedder was attempting to defuse the bomb that killed him. An investigation is ongoing. The 16-year corps veteran was on his third combat deployment. He has previously deployed to Iraq in 2004 and 2006. Fedder is...
  • Police: Big rig driver dies after intentionally crashing truck to collect insurance

    07/07/2010 8:18:06 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 8 replies
    KHOU ^ | Tuesday, July 06, 2010 | staff
    HOUSTON—One man may have accidentally caused his own death after he intentionally crashed his vehicle on the Highway 59 North feeder road early Tuesday, according to police. Police found the man's body after responding to a fatal accident call on the 59/Eastex Freeway at Cavalcade around 2 a.m. Police said the witness on the scene was a friend who was traveling behind the victim's big rig. The witness said they were driving on the feeder road when his friend suddenly fell out of the big rig. Police said the victim’s wounds were not consistent with the story and they called...
  • Manute Bol, former Washington Bullet and one of NBA's tallest players, dies at 47

    06/19/2010 2:02:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies · 976+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 06/19/2010 | Matt Schudel
    Manute Bol, who became a basketball sensation in the 1980s as a skeletally thin shot-blocking giant with the Washington Bullets and other professional teams, and who devoted his post-basketball life to improving the lot of his fellow natives of Sudan, died June 19 at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville. He was 47. His cousin George Bol said Mr. Bol had internal bleeding and other complications from Stevens-Johnson syndrome, a rare skin disease that he contracted from a medication he received in Africa. Mr. Bol, one of the two tallest players in NBA history, was also one of...
  • Teen dies in Capilano bridge fall

    06/07/2010 2:24:48 PM PDT · by xp38 · 19 replies · 85+ views
    CBC News ^ | June 7 2010
    A high school student from California is dead after falling 30 metres from a viewing platform into a rocky canyon at the Capilano Suspension Bridge in North Vancouver. The teenage boy reportedly fell from a viewing platform on the west side of the canyon at around 7 p.m. Sunday. Rescue crews were able to reach the boy quickly, but he was not alive by the time they arrived, according to RCMP Inspector Davis Wendell. "Emergency responders attended the scene and undertook a very difficult high-angle rescue attempt. Unfortunately the male in question had fallen to his death," said Wendell. It...
  • Sharon Man Dies After Choking On Bag Of Pot In Prison

    06/05/2010 9:46:43 AM PDT · by peeps36 · 10 replies · 526+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | 06/05/2010 | Bridgette Ruthman
    A local man serving an eight year prison term for ripping a safe containing $100,000 worth of prescription drugs from the Sharon Pharmacy two years ago died Wednesday. State Police detectives from the Eastern District Major Crime Squad are investigating the untimely death of Frank Campbell, two days after he suffered a choking episode at Osborn Correctional Institutional in Somers.
  • Breaking News: Hall of Fame Basketball Player, Coach & Person John Wooden (1910-2010) dies at 99

    06/04/2010 8:51:29 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 12 replies · 353+ views
    WGNTV ^ | June 4, 2010 | Bill Dwyre and David Wharton
    John Wooden dies at 99; coach won 10 national basketball titles at UCLA Known as the 'Wizard of Westwood,' Wooden's accomplishments with the Bruins during his 27-season tenure made him one of the greatest coaches in sports history. He also created the 'Pyramid of Success' motivational program. By Bill Dwyre and David Wharton 10:18 PM CDT, June 4, 2010 1 2 next Wooden delivers instructions during a timeout in the 1972 NCAA championship game at the L.A. Sports Arena. UCLA defeated Florida State, 81-76; Bill Walton, seated at left, was named the tournament's most outstanding player. (Rich Clarkson / Sports...
  • Inventor of cash machine dies at 84 in Scotland ('Father of the ATM')

    05/19/2010 2:35:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 345+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/19/10 | Sylvia Hui - ap
    LONDON – John Shepherd-Barron, the Scotsman credited with inventing the world's first automatic cash machine, has died after a short illness. He was 84. Shepherd-Barron died peacefully in northern Scotland's Raigmore Hospital on Saturday, .. Shepherd-Barron once said that he came up with the idea of the cash dispensers after being locked out of his bank. He also said that his invention was inspired by chocolate vending machines.
  • Frisbee inventor dies at 90

    02/11/2010 5:14:27 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 679+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/11/10 | AP
    MONROE, Utah – Walter Fredrick Morrison, the man credited with inventing the Frisbee, has died. He was 90. State Rep. Kay McIff, an attorney who once represented Morrison in a royalties case, says Morrison died at his home Tuesday. McIff is from Richfield, Morrison's original hometown. Morrison sold the production and manufacturing rights to his "Pluto Platter" in 1957. The plastic flying disc was later renamed the "Frisbee," with sales surpassing 200 million discs. It is now a staple at beaches and college campuses across the country and spawned sports like Frisbee golf and the team sport Ultimate.
  • Actress Brittany Murphy dies at 32 of heart attack

    12/20/2009 12:06:31 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 141 replies · 7,858+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 12/20/2009
    Movie star Brittany Murphy is dead of a heart attack at 32. She went into full cardiac arrest early Sunday and could not be revived, the Website TMZ reported. The Los Angeles City Fire Department got a call from the home of Murphy's husband Simon Monjack about 8 a.m., fire officials told TMZ. She was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead on arrival Murphy starred in "8 Mile," and "Don't Say a Word." The starlet became a household name among teens in 1995 as the sidekick in "Clueless," who went from awkward wall flower to snotty...
  • Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Award Winner Dies Of Swine Flue

    12/07/2009 3:12:42 PM PST · by Tribune7 · 13 replies · 784+ views
    Liza Northrop Beale, the general manager of The Almanac, a weekly newspaper in Washington, Pa. died Saturday of complications related to the H1N1 virus. She was 49 and lived in Peters Township which is suburban Pittsburgh.
  • Soviet H-bomb scientist Ginzburg dies

    11/11/2009 9:40:40 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 651+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 11/11/09 | Dmitry Solovyov and Michael Stott
    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Vitaly Ginzburg, a Russian physicist who survived Stalin's purges by working on the Soviet atomic bomb project and later won the Nobel Prize for physics, died in Moscow late on Sunday after a long illness. He was 93. Ginzburg won the 2003 Nobel physics prize for developing the theory behind superconductors, materials which allow electricity to pass without resistance at very low temperatures. He shared the prize with British-American Anthony Leggett and Russian-born U.S. scientist Alexei Abrikosov. But Ginzburg's career as a Soviet scientist almost ended when he took as his second wife a woman arrested in...
  • U.S. soldier dies in drug attack in Mexico strip bar

    11/04/2009 12:56:39 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies · 1,819+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/4/09 | AP
    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (Reuters) – Gunmen with automatic weapons burst into a Mexican strip club on the U.S. border, opened fire on patrons and killed six people including an American soldier, the army said on Wednesday. The hooded gunmen stormed into the bar in Ciudad Juarez as strippers were dancing for customers, sought out the six men and shot them each several times. A 26-year-old off-duty U.S. soldier who had crossed over from El Paso, Texas, was among the dead, army spokesman Enrique Torres said. "It appears drugs were being sold at the place," Torres said of the strip joint....
  • Former LA Times journalist Jack Nelson dies at 80

    10/21/2009 12:16:10 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 611+ views
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    WASHINGTON – Jack Nelson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter who covered the civil rights movement and the Watergate scandal for the Los Angeles Times and was the paper's Washington bureau chief for 20 years, died Wednesday. He was 80. Nelson, who had pancreatic cancer, died at his home in the Washington suburb of Bethesda, Md., said Richard Cooper a family friend and longtime Times associate. Nelson spent more than 35 years with the Los Angeles Times, stepping down as its chief Washington correspondent in 2001. He joined the Times in 1965 and in 1970 began working in its Washington bureau....
  • 'Godfather' singer Al Martino dies in Pa. at 82

    10/13/2009 8:53:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies · 2,072+ views
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    SPRINGFIELD, Pa. – The singer who played the Frank Sinatra-type role of Johnny Fontane in "The Godfather" has died at his childhood home in suburban Philadelphia. Publicist Sandy Friedman says Al Martino died Tuesday afternoon in Springfield, in Delaware County. He was 82. Starting in 1952, Martino was known for hit songs including "Here in My Heart," "Spanish Eyes," "Can't Help Falling in Love" and "Volare." Besides acting in the Marlon Brando classic "The Godfather," he sang the 1972 film's title score, "The Love Theme From The Godfather." His Fontane character is a singer and occasional actor.