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  • Obituaries in the News

    07/11/2004 7:27:03 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 277+ views
    AP ^ | July 11, 2004
    Ernst R. G. Eckert ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Ernst R. G. Eckert, a pioneer in the sciences of heat transfer and thermodynamics, died Thursday, his daughter Karin Winter said. He was 99. Eckert was internationally known for his work with the early development of jet engines and later for discovering ways to increase rocket efficiency. Eckert spent seven decades at research and published more than 550 papers and books. He developed the "Eckert Number" - a formula used to calculate high-speed heat transfers. During World War II, he developed methods for cooling overheated jet engines at a research laboratory...
  • Obituaries in the News

    06/10/2004 6:42:40 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 217+ views
    AP ^ | june10, 2004
    Obituaries in the News The Associated Press Published: Jun 10, 2004 George Bean : TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - George Bean, the workaholic executive who built Tampa International Airport and then ran it for 25 years, died Tuesday, his family said. He was 79. Friends remember him as a chain-smoking, no-nonsense administrator who ran the airport he called "my baby" with an iron fist, issuing edicts banning everything from popcorn sales to curbside parking. Fearing damage to the airport's new carpeting, Bean banned chewing gum. For 30 years, no one did. He also didn't like rental-car shuttle buses or people standing...
  • Obituaries in the News

    05/30/2004 9:10:44 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 2 replies · 238+ views
    AP ^ | May 30, 2004
    Obituaries in the News The Associated Press May 30, 2004 Romano Assante BUTLER, N.J. (AP) - Romano "Ron" Assante, who was in his fourth consecutive term as mayor, died at St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital on Friday. He was 71. Assante died of melanoma, said his daughter, Deanna Polons. The Republican had served as mayor for the past 14 years and was credited with bringing millions of dollars in grant money to the Morris County borough. The money was used to refurbish water and sewer lines and Butler's commercial area. It also built a playground, which the borough council recently named...
  • Obituaries in the News

    05/02/2004 7:34:15 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 9 replies · 308+ views
    AP ^ | May 2, 2004
    Obituaries in the News The Associated Press Published: May 2, 2004 Allen Cohen WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (AP) - Counterculture pioneer Allen Cohen, who helped put Haight-Ashbury on the map as founder of the San Francisco Oracle during the 1960s, died of liver cancer, according to a friend, Lee Houskeeper. He was 64. In 1967, the Oracle announced the "Gathering of the Tribes" in Golden Gate Park, an event publicized as the first "be-in" that would feature Beat generation regulars like Allen Ginsberg and Gary Snyder. Later the same year, Cohen urged young people to come to San Francisco for became...
  • Robert Pastorelli Dies at 49 found in his Hollywood Hills home. Drugs suspected

    03/09/2004 11:29:21 PM PST · by bellas_sister · 11 replies · 266+ views
    Fox news | March 9, 2004
    Hollywood ó Robert Pastorelli (search), who played the screwball housepainter Eldin on "Murphy Brown," (search) was found dead in his Hollywood Hills home in what the coroner's office said may have been a drug overdose. He was 49. Coroner's office Lt. Ed Winter (search) said Pastorelli's body was found by his assistant Monday in a bathroom. An autopsy was done, but the cause of death won't be released pending the results of toxicology tests, which could take eight to ten weeks, Lt. Fred Corral said. "It's a possible accidental death," Winter said, adding, "There was drug paraphernalia found." On CBS'...
  • Obits request donations to drop Bush

    10/29/2003 11:46:29 AM PST · by WinOne4TheGipper · 52 replies · 194+ views
    Snopes ^ | 10/29/03 | The Mikkelsons
    Newspaper publishes death notice requesting that memorial gifts for the deceased "be made to any organization that seeks the removal of President George Bush from office." Status: True. Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2003] This was an actual obituary published in The Times-Picayune, New Orleans on 10/2/2003: Word has been received that Gertrude M. Jones, 81, passed away on August 25, 2003, under the loving care of the nursing aides of Heritage Manor of Mandeville, Louisiana. She was a native of Lebanon, KY. She was a retired Vice President of Georgia International Life Insurance Company of Atlanta, GA. Her husband,...
  • Need Freeper help with research concerning location and info on a classmate

    10/22/2003 11:45:03 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 12 replies · 245+ views
    www.wma1880.org ^ | 23 OCT 03 | dcbryan1
    This weekend, I ran into an old classmate of mine from Wentworth Military Academy. We had a great time while it lasted. Although I was shocked to hear that two good friends in school were in a serious car accident which killed one, and paralyzed the other. I've been using google.com for the last three hours and trying to find out some information on the old classmates and their accident. I was wondering if you Freepers with access to Lexis-Nexis or with better experience with research could help me out. Name: Douglas Greenleaf Name: Donald Mosley Attended Wentworth Military Academy...
  • Chaim Engel, 87, a Sobibor Escapee, Dies [OBITUARY]

    07/10/2003 6:30:46 PM PDT · by paulklenk · 29 replies · 311+ views
    NYTimes ^ | July 1O, 2OO3 | Douglas Martin
    July 10, 2003 Chaim Engel, 87, a Sobibor Escapee, DiesBy DOUGLAS MARTIN haim Engel, who helped carry out a group escape from a Nazi death camp, driven by the need to kill for revenge and hoping to save himself and his future wife, died on July 4 in New Haven. He was 87. Mr. Engel had a stroke after a car accident and then developed pneumonia, said his daughter, Alida Engel. He lived in Branford, Conn. During World War II, Mr. Engel was a prisoner at Sobibor, a secret death camp in eastern Poland, where 250,000 people, chiefly Jews,...
  • Funnyman Buddy Hackett Dead at 79

    06/30/2003 9:33:51 PM PDT · by BOBWADE · 130 replies · 1,995+ views
    www.fownews.com ^ | 06/30/03 | fox nres
  • Katharine Hepburn Dead

    06/29/2003 3:12:18 PM PDT · by Registered · 259 replies · 1,790+ views
    abc news ^ | 06-29-03 | Registered
    Yep, she's left us
  • Actor Found Dead In Southland Home (Former "JAG" recurring actor)

    06/09/2003 10:27:07 AM PDT · by mhking · 118 replies · 962+ views
    NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Actor Trevor Goddard, who starred in the series "Jag," was found dead Sunday in his North Hollywood home. The coroner said the cause of death may be suicide. Goddard, who was 38, was a native of Perth, Australia. According to the Internet Movie Database, Goddard starred in the recurring role of Lt. Cmdr. Michael "Mic" Brumby in "JAG" from 1998-2001. Among Goddard's film credits were "Mortal Kombat," "Deep Rising" and "Gone in Sixty Seconds." Goddard also has a role in the upcoming Johnny Depp film "Pirates of the Carribean: Curse of the Black Pearl."
  • Former model and actress Suzy Parker dead at 69

    05/05/2003 5:13:49 PM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 36 replies · 5,033+ views
    KRON4.com ^ | May 5, 2003 | AP
    Santa Barbara, California-AP -- A woman who was the forerunner of today's supermodels is dead. Her stepdaughter says Suzy Parker died at her home in Montecito, California. She was 69. Parker, whose face was one of the most widely-recognized in the 1950's, was known for her full red hair and beautiful bone structure. She was the signature model for Coco Chanel, and was the top earner for her time, making 200 dollars an hour. She made her film debut in 1957, appearing with Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn in "Funny Face." Her other film credits include "Kiss Them for Me"...
  • CNN Blames Blunder on Human Error

    04/17/2003 8:05:37 PM PDT · by John Twenty 28 · 15 replies · 293+ views
    Wired News ^ | 4-17-2003 | Wired News
    <p>CNN says the obituary mock-ups for Ronald Reagan, Bob Hope and other prominent figures were exposed on its website due to human error. The specific cause of error was discovered and fixed Wednesday.</p> <p>This is what it says on the Wired News headlines page. Honest. Check the link.</p>
  • CNN makes public premature deaths of Cheney, Reagan

    04/17/2003 7:05:26 AM PDT · by Mihalis · 71 replies · 377+ views
    APRIL 16--While all news organizations prepare obituaries in advance of the deaths of famous individuals, the folks at CNN inadvertently gave the Internet-surfing public a chance to preview how the network's web site would note the demise of Vice President Dick Cheney, Ronald Reagan, and a few other prominent figures. Until earlier this afternoon, a CNN server housed mock-ups of web pages announcing the yet-to-happen deaths. The CNN pages, which were discovered by the intrepid folks at fark.com, were yanked about 20 minutes after being exposed (though TSG was able to grab a few of the pages for posterity's sake)....
  • CNN makes a deadly mistake

    04/17/2003 5:49:23 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 51 replies · 405+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | April 18, 2003 | JIM MCBETH
    MARK Twain said "reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated", long before CNN was around to hear the quote that is now on the lips of a host of celebrities the network killed off yesterday. CNN inadvertently broadcast a series of pre-prepared obituaries of world figures, who have not departed this mortal coil. The United States network, which prides itself on staying ahead, got too far ahead by announcing on the internet that the Pope, Fidel Castro, Bob Hope, Nelson Mandela, Dick Cheney and Ronald Reagan had perished in what looked like a celebrity cull. The obituaries were removed...
  • CNN Posts "Still Living" Celebrity Obituaries

    04/17/2003 3:09:21 PM PDT · by hawkeye101 · 9 replies · 482+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 4/16/2003 | The Smoking Gun
    APRIL 16--While all news organizations prepare obituaries in advance of the deaths of famous individuals, the folks at CNN inadvertently gave the Internet-surfing public a chance to preview how the network's web site would note the demise of Vice President Dick Cheney, Ronald Reagan, and a few other prominent figures. Until earlier this afternoon, a CNN server housed mock-ups of web pages announcing the yet-to-happen deaths. The CNN pages, which were discovered by the intrepid folks at fark.com, were yanked about 20 minutes after being exposed (though TSG was able to grab a few of the pages for posterity's sake)....
  • Robert L. Forward (1932-2002)

    09/23/2002 10:10:12 AM PDT · by B-Chan · 6 replies · 322+ views
    James Oberg ^ | 2002.09.23 | James Oberg
    Robert Lull Forward Robert Lull Forward died at home of brain cancer at the age of 70. Forward was born 15 August 1932 in Geneva, New York. After graduation from the University of Maryland in 1954 with a BS degree in Physics and a Second Lieutenant commission in the Air Force, he married Martha Neil Dodson and served two years stateside during the closing years of the Korean War. Upon leaving the service Forward was awarded a Hughes Aircraft Company Graduate Research Fellowship, which he used to obtain a MS in Applied Physics from UCLA in 1958 and a PhD...