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    Gary Carter, Mets legend and Hall of Fame catcher ( Expo), dies at 57

    1986 World Series team
    He caught in 2,056 games, placing him No. 4 among all major league catchers, behind Ivan Rodriguez, Carlton Fisk and Bob Boone.
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    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
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    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
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    Jeffrey Zaslow

    Michiagn resident, columnist for The Wall Street Journal, and authoer of The Last Lecture, died last Friday in a car accident in northern Michigan.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/11/bo...ies-at-53.html
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    Former MSU All-American Allen Brenner

    Grew up in Niles, Michigan. Outstanding multi-sport athlete who starred at Michigan State and went on to the NFL and CFL.

    http://www.msuspartans.com/sports/m-...021512aaa.html
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    Michael Davis, bassist from '60s band MC5, dies at age 68
    http://www.freep.com/article/2012021...C5-dies-age-68

    attributed the disease to years of heavy alcohol and drug use.


    His death follows those of band mates Rob Tyner in 1991 and Fred Smith in 1994, leaving two surviving members of the MC5’s classic lineup,
    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Lynn D. 'Buck' Compton dies at 90.

    You know him from "Band of Brothers"
    As a lawyer, Compton headed the three-man team that prosecuted Sirhan B. Sirhan for the slaying of Robert F. Kennedy.
    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Davy Jones dead at 66. He was always my favorite Monkee.


    I was a little late for the first airings, but I can remember watching the reruns at a friends sleepover party when I was in 5th or 6th grade and screaming, "DAAAAVVVVYYYYYY!!!!" at the top of my lungs. I don't think I was ever invited back for another sleepover.

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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    Davy Jones dead at 66. He was always my favorite Monkee. ...
    Wow. I'm not 14 anymore.

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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    Davy Jones dead at 66. He was always my favorite Monkee.


    I was a little late for the first airings, but I can remember watching the reruns at a friends sleepover party when I was in 5th or 6th grade and screaming, "DAAAAVVVVYYYYYY!!!!" at the top of my lungs. I don't think I was ever invited back for another sleepover.
    Ah, my first celebrity tween crush. I had Davy photos from "Tiger Beat" magazine taped up all over my room.

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    He was my cute Monkey! He lived here my county...a pretty good resident. Not exactly sure how to post a link, but this is an attempt at our local coverage:
    http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2012/feb/...-fame-dead-66/

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    Andrew Breitbart - Conservative Media Mogul - 43

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012...bsite-reports/

    Conservative media mogul Andrew Breitbart has died, according to his website Big Government.

    The site, which he founded, reported that Breitbart, 43, died "unexpectedly from natural causes" in Los Angeles shortly after midnight on Wednesday.

    "We have lost a husband, a father, a son, a brother, a dear friend, a patriot and a happy warrior," the article on the site said.

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    Quote Originally posted by Tide View post
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012...bsite-reports/

    Conservative media mogul Andrew Breitbart has died, according to his website Big Government.

    The site, which he founded, reported that Breitbart, 43, died "unexpectedly from natural causes" in Los Angeles shortly after midnight on Wednesday.

    "We have lost a husband, a father, a son, a brother, a dear friend, a patriot and a happy warrior," the article on the site said.
    How can a 43-year-old die "unexpectedly" and that death be attributed to "natural causes" within hours of his passing?

    The plausible explanation would seem to be something like an aneuryism or some undiagnosed heart ailment, but those couldn't be determined without an autopsy. If he had some serious health issue that affected his health, then his death really wouldn't be "unexpected".
    If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich. -- John F. Kennedy, January 20, 1961

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    Quote Originally posted by Linda_D View post
    How can a 43-year-old die "unexpectedly" and that death be attributed to "natural causes" within hours of his passing?

    The plausible explanation would seem to be something like an aneuryism or some undiagnosed heart ailment, but those couldn't be determined without an autopsy. If he had some serious health issue that affected his health, then his death really wouldn't be "unexpected".
    At 43 he may only have had 1 or 2 physicals over the past 10 years so it could have been something massive like that. Other conservatives think it's Obama's fault, news at 10.

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    Steve Kordek

    Modern Inventor of Pinball dies at 100

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/24/bu...es-at-100.html

    Not sure how I missed this a couple days ago...
    A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. -Douglas Adams

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    The debate about the Monkees as a band;OK, unless you're middle aged you don't care....

    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess View post
    Ah, my first celebrity tween crush. I had Davy photos from "Tiger Beat" magazine taped up all over my room.
    http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/02/2...avy-jones.html

    Hey, the fan base is probably mostly middle-aged women (I am one of those), so it's kinda sad for us.

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    Quote Originally posted by Linda_D View post
    How can a 43-year-old die "unexpectedly" and that death be attributed to "natural causes" within hours of his passing?

    The plausible explanation would seem to be something like an aneuryism or some undiagnosed heart ailment, but those couldn't be determined without an autopsy. If he had some serious health issue that affected his health, then his death really wouldn't be "unexpected".
    The antithesis of "natural causes" would be crashes, accidents, drowning, that sort of thing. If he just woke up dead, there's no stairs or ropes or bottles or guns or knives or bedsheets or...

    "Unexpected" means he wasn't in hospice.

    Locally we had a 29yo cop collapse and die while out jogging (he was off-duty). And I've seen several stories of relatively young people (20- or 30-somethings) fall down the stairs and end up terminal. Really makes one hang onto those bannisters!

    In other news, the mandolin player in my very first folkie band is in hospice. He had a stroke, then a fall, and the family decided to stop with the extreme measures. All sorts of nice comments on his Caring Bridge site. Someone (caregiver?) asked, "I notice a reference to music; is he a musician? I didn't know. What type of music?"
    Looking up some links for her, I found out that the group played Prairie Home Companion a couple of times. I added some additional links to audio files and news articles from their 2010 concert. And one of his relatives posted this:
    Veloise, thank you so much for the links you posted. I've been trying to listen to some of Dave's cds but haven't been able to get up the courage for fear of collapsing in a heap. It's been a rough year and esp. rough past month.
    But clicking on the links (esp. the last one) has brought me so much joy through the tears. Seeing him in his element, singing with that velvet voice and strumming with those magic fingers...I can only pray he will sing and strum me through those pearly gates come my time as I've asked him to do.




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    Last edited by JNA; 04 Mar 2012 at 9:22 PM.
    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Medal of Honor Recipient and Korean War Navy Corpsman William R. Charette died.


    He was one of five corpsmen so decorated in the Korean War, and the only corpsman to survive to receive his Medal of Honor.
    http://www.navytimes.com/news/2012/0...t-dies-031912/
    and
    http://usstranquillity.blogspot.com/...-charette.html
    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    Medal of Honor Recipient and Korean War Navy Corpsman William R. Charette died.



    http://www.navytimes.com/news/2012/0...t-dies-031912/
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    http://usstranquillity.blogspot.com/...-charette.html
    With his passing, and the passings of

    - Roy Wesley Taylor on 2012-03-05
    - Van T. Barfoot on 2012-03-02
    - Mike Colalillo on 2011-12-30

    and the awarding of the Medal of Honor to

    - USMarine Dakota Meyer on 2011-09-15

    since my last MoH report, there are now 81 surviving living recipients.

    R.I.P.



    Mike

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    Earl Scruggs, bluegrass legend, died, was 88
    http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/...ies/53841194/1

    Among his notable work -"The Ballad of Jed Clampett" from "The Beverly Hillbillies,"
    In 2005, "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" was selected for the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry of works of unusual merit
    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    You know you're a stylebook geek when...

    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    Earl Scruggs, bluegrass legend, died, was 88
    http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/...ies/53841194/1

    Among his notable work -"The Ballad of Jed Clampett" from "The Beverly Hillbillies,"
    In 2005, "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" was selected for the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry of works of unusual merit
    ...you look up the obit writer and inquire about the use of honorifics and surname-only-on-subsequent-reference policy.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/29/ar...pagewanted=all

    Fourth paragraph, ref: "Monroe" and "Mr. Flat/Mr. Scruggs."

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    Peter Douglas, champion of the California coast, dies at 69

    Peter Douglas, who over the past 40 years did more than any person to preserve California's coastline and ensure that its beaches were open to the public, has died.

    Douglas, 69, who had struggled with cancer for the past seven years, died late Sunday night at the home of his sister, Christina Douglas, in La Quinta, near Palm Springs.
    http://www.contracostatimes.com/obit...ast-dies-at-69

    Those of you that have worked in coastal California know of his successes and failures (Nolan). A hugh loss.

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    Ferdinand Alexander Porsche

    Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, designer of the Porsche 911, dies at 76

    http://autos.yahoo.com/blogs/motoram...194330668.html
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    Jim Marshall, founder of Marshall Amps, dies at 88
    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/jim-ma...173731864.html

    The silence is deafening...
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    Quote Originally posted by wahday View post
    Jim Marshall, founder of Marshall Amps, dies at 88
    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/jim-ma...173731864.html

    The silence is deafening...
    The Marshall Amp stack is responsible for much of the hearing loss in my generation. But damn, still ain't nothing like the "wall of sound".





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