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**Written by Doug Powers Former congresswoman and the first female VP candidate, Geraldine Ferraro, has passed away: Geraldine Ferraro, the first woman nominated for U.S. vice president by a major political party, died today at age 75 after a long battle with blood cancer. Ferraro ran with Democratic nominee Walter Mondale in the 1984 election; […]
**Written by Doug Powers From the time I saw Airplane in a movie theater at the age of about 15, I was hooked on Leslie Nielsen’s style. His comedic timing and delivery was impeccable. He’d had a lengthy career before that which covered many genres and characters, but Airplane directors and writers Jim Abrahams and […]
**Written by guest-blogger Doug Powers This past week, Art Linkletter and Gary Coleman died, and this morning came news that actor Dennis Hopper has passed after a long battle with cancer: LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Hollywood actor Dennis Hopper, best known for directing and starring in the 1969 cult classic “Easy Rider,” died Saturday at […]
Not a….good day.
A quiet GOP senator from Wyoming who avoided the spotlight has passed away. Wyoming Sen. Craig Thomas, a three-term Republican who stayed clear of the Washington limelight and political catfights, died Monday. He was 74. The senator’s family issued a statement saying he died Monday evening at National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. He […]
The body found in the Euphrates River has been identified as Pfc. Joseph Anzack Jr. “I was honored to have him serve this country,” Joseph Anzack Sr. told the [Torrance] Breeze. “I know he went over there and made a difference… It was an honor to be his father.” Keep his family and the families […]
Local paper reporting…. Update: First obituaries coming in…McClatchy…. Admire him or revile him, the Rev. Jerry Falwell’s role in American history will reverberate long past his death Tuesday at the age of 73. *** His legacy and shadow are sure to come up in the GOP debate tonight. Here’s a flashback on McCain and Falwell. […]
Wert drowned this weekend while saving two children in distress at Atlantic Beach, N.C. “He was always there to help,” said Lt. Col. William Conley, commander of Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron 2. Read the whole story. Sounds like he was a great man and Marine. Keep him and his family in your prayers.