Mark Steyn provides interesting reading this morning: The Australian columnist Pamela Bone died of cancer this weekend. She was a feminist, an atheist and most of the other -ists you might expect from a western woman of her general disposition (she was a recipient, among many other awards, of something called the “UN media peace […]

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Eric Florack on December 25th, 2007

News from just up the road in Mississauga, Ontario… Jazz great Oscar Peterson has died at age 82 from Kidney failure.

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Eric Florack on December 22nd, 2007

Richard Gardner over at OTB:  A Congresswoman from Indiana has died. I’ll readily admit I was not familiar with her (like another 300 members of Congress). I came across her death searching for Fort Carson on Google. She seems respectable person . Well, I’m not so sure. The one reference I could find to her […]

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Eric Florack on December 16th, 2007

NEW YORK —AP- Dan Fogelberg, the singer and songwriter whose hits “Leader of the Band” and “Same Old Lang Syne” helped define the soft-rock era, died Sunday at his home in Maine after battling prostate cancer. He was 56.His death was announced Sunday in a statement by Anna Loynes of the Solters & Digney public […]

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Eric Florack on December 4th, 2007

Billy; You had an Uncle that worked for The Rock? (Sigh) I’d have loved to talk to him at length on that subject. Yeah, OK, I picked up on just that one aspect of a full life. Then again, I’m a railfan. But you know what? Even exclusive of that point, I would still loved […]

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Eric Florack on November 30th, 2007

I must admit, I’ve not thought of this guy in some time. CLEARWATER, Fla. —AP- Evel Knievel, the red-white-and-blue-spangled motorcycle daredevil whose jumps over crazy obstacles including Greyhound buses, live sharks and Idaho’s Snake River Canyon made him an international icon in the 1970s, died Friday. He was 69. Of course, in more recent years, […]

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Eric Florack on November 29th, 2007

WASHINGTON —FOX- Former Illinois Republican Rep. Henry Hyde, a strong foreign policy and anti-abortion voice in Congress and a leader of House impeachment proceedings in 1998, died Thursday. He was 83. Hyde served in the House of Representatives for 32 years and was a key foreign relations leader there, chairing the House International Relations Committee […]

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davidl on November 27th, 2007

The Associated Press. MIAMI – Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor died early Tuesday, a day after the Pro Bowl player was shot at home by what police say was an intruder. He was 24. Guns don’t kill,  Intruders do.  

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Eric Florack on November 23rd, 2007

Scott Fybush is reporting the death of Hy Lit, one of the very first Rock and Roll DJ’s in the country. Hy Lit died Saturday, almost two weeks after undergoing what was supposed to have been routine knee surgery for an injury he suffered when he fell Nov. 4, followed by what his son Sam […]

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Eric Florack on November 10th, 2007

(New York Times) -Norman Mailer, the combative, controversial and often outspoken novelist who loomed over American letters longer and larger than any writer of his generation, died today in Manhattan. He was 84. Conservative Reader Blog points out: Much of his writing was left-leaning, and he tended to take an anti-establishment position, but regardless he […]

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Eric Florack on November 2nd, 2007

With a Nod to Billy Beck for the link: (The Telegraph) Brigadier-General Paul Tibbets, who died on Thursday aged 92, commanded the USAAF bomber Enola Gay, which dropped the atom bomb on Hiroshima on August 6 1945. In September 1944 Tibbets, who had completed a tour of bombing operations in Europe, was briefed on the […]

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Eric Florack on October 31st, 2007

Now there was a voice. Bloomberg – Robert Goulet, the singer whose rich baritone voice and classic tall, dark, dashing good looks made him a star on stage and television, has died. He was 73. Goulet suffered from a rare form of pulmonary fibrosis, a progressive and fatal condition. He was being treated at Cedars- […]

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Eric Florack on October 29th, 2007

The New York Times Porter Wagoner, a country singer who mixed rhinestone suits, a towering pompadour and cornball jokes with direct, simple songs over a career best known for his partnership with Dolly Parton, died last night in Nashville. He was 80. Sorry to see him go. Here’s a Bio of the man. I’ll have […]

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davidl on October 18th, 2007

Deborah Kerr rest in peace, age 86..   The BBC: British actress Deborah Kerr, known to millions for her roles in The King And I, Black Narcissus and From Here To Eternity, has died at the age of 86. Born in Scotland in 1921, the actress made her name in British films before becoming successful in […]

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Eric Florack on October 14th, 2007

I know… who? It’s Chris Muir’s sister.  Chris is the one responsible for Day by Day, likely the best political cartoon on the web, anymore.  I noticed that Chris was running a slug which said he was currently dealing with a family emergency.  I didn’t know what that family emergency was, but it certainly didn’t […]

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