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Fred Travalena

http://www.latimes.com/news/ob...jun30,0,653197.story


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Dandelion---I stand corrected. The sutopsy of Billie Mays revealed no connecttion to the rough landing of his US Airways flight last Saturday which blew out tires and had ceiling panels falling, one of which hit Billie on the head.

However, the autopsy did reveal abnormalities to his heart, giving then an idication that heart disease perhaps was the cause of death.

What I want to know is how Billie dyed his mustache, beard and hair without killing himself with the toxic aspects of hair dye.
 
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So why did the heart condition kill him right after injury in a plane crash? Coincidence, or stress-induced trauma?
 
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Karl Malden

http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/Ne...7/01/9994696-ap.html


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Mollie Sugden, best known for her pussy:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mollie_Sugden


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Not Mrs Slocombe! And we just lost Wendy Richard a few months ago and John Inman a couple years ago.


"Live Forever!"
 
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We still have Frank Thornton and Trevor Bannister and Nicholas Smith:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Thornton
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trevor_Bannister
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_Smith


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But not Young Mr Grace.

"You've all done very well!"


"Live Forever!"
 
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Originally posted by Doug Spaulding:
Not Mrs Slocombe! And we just lost Wendy Richard a few months ago and John Inman a couple years ago.


Awww, that's awful! I LOVE that show! I love that episode where they explain how in America coworkers first name each other and they all found it odd and didn't even know each other's first names!
 
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Some sad news for science fiction readers and fans...the sudden passing of Charles Brown, the editor and publisher of LOCUS magazine. Here is a link to details about his passing:

http://www.locusmag.com/News/2...brown-1937-2009.html
 
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Darrell Powers, true American Hero.

We're hearing a lot today about big splashy memorial services.
I want a nationwide memorial service for Darrell "Shifty" Powers.
Shifty volunteered for the airborne in WWII and served with Easy Company of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, part of the 101st Airborne Infantry. If you've seen Band of Brothers on HBO or the History Channel, you know Shifty. His character appears in all 10 episodes, and Shifty himself is interviewed in several of them.

I met Shifty in the Philadelphia airport several years ago. I didn't know who he was at the time. I just saw an elderly gentleman having trouble reading his ticket. I offered to help, assured him that he was at the right gate, and noticed the "Screaming Eagle", the symbol of the 101st Airborne, on his hat.

Making conversation, I asked him if he'd been in the 101st Airborne or if his son was serving. He said quietly that he had been in the 101st. I thanked him for his service, then asked him when he served, and how many jumps he made.

Quietly and humbly, he said "Well, I guess I signed up in 1941 or so, and was in until sometime in 1945 . . . " at which point my heart skipped. At that point, again, very humbly, he said "I made the 5 training jumps at Toccoa, and then jumped into Normandy . . . . do you know where Normandy is?" At this point my heart stopped.

I told him yes, I know exactly where Normandy was, and I know what D-Day was. At that point he said "I also made a second jump into Holland , into Arnhem ." I was standing with a genuine war hero . . . . and then I realized that it was June, just after the anniversary of D-Day.

I asked Shifty if he was on his way back from France , and he said "Yes. And it's real sad because these days so few of the guys are left, and those that are, lots of them can't make the trip." My heart was in my throat and I didn't know what to say.

I helped Shifty get onto the plane and then realized he was back in Coach, while I was in First Class. I sent the flight attendant back to get him and said that I wanted to switch seats. When Shifty came forward, I got up out of the seat and told him I wanted him to have it, that I'd take his in coach.

He said "No, son, you enjoy that seat. Just knowing that there are still some who remember what we did and still care is enough to make an old man very happy." His eyes were filling up as he said it. And mine are brimming up now as I write this.

Shifty died on June 17 after fighting cancer.

There was no parade. No big event in Staples Center. No wall to wall back to back 24/7 news coverage. No weeping fans on television. And that's not right.

Let's give Shifty his own Memorial Service, in our own quiet way. Share your knowledge of this hero's passing and express your appreciation to a veteran.

"Rest in peace, Shifty!"

(This has a Bradburian feel to it!)

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The background of the above article and author can be read here:
http://www.abcnews.go.com/Poli...ry?id=8100838&page=1
 
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.....WALTER
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Walter Cronkite died.

Tiger Woods lost.

THE WORLD OFFICIALLY COMES TO AN END.

And "that's the way it is."
 
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GIDGET is dead

Yes, the Taco Bell little chihuahua, died in Los Angeles area of a stroke. Funeral arrangements are pending.

see:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHzYzws9EO8



 
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