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« Reply #201: April 23, 2017, 09:02:52 AM »
Erin Moran a/k/a Joanie :(

https://www.google.com/amp/amp.tmz.com/2017/04/22/happy-days-star-erin-moran-dead

I was gettin' ready to go out to do some errands and the tease on the radio said, "Sitcom star from the 70s passed away.    Details after the break."     As I was ridin' around in the truck, I was trying to figure who it could be.    Erin Moran didn't even come up on my radar.    I'll read the attached but I remember her leavin' the show (Happy Days) because of personal beliefs or some such thing.     

After reading the story  ....  pretty sad.

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« Reply #202: April 24, 2017, 01:10:21 PM »
I was gettin' ready to go out to do some errands and the tease on the radio said, "Sitcom star from the 70s passed away.    Details after the break."     As I was ridin' around in the truck, I was trying to figure who it could be.    Erin Moran didn't even come up on my radar.    I'll read the attached but I remember her leavin' the show (Happy Days) because of personal beliefs or some such thing.     

After reading the story  ....  pretty sad.

Autopsy says she died of cancer.  :(

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« Reply #203: April 24, 2017, 01:19:50 PM »
Autopsy says she died of cancer.  :(

Sad

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« Reply #204: April 24, 2017, 04:40:40 PM »
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While working at the FBI, Hogan gathered information that was used for a segment of The FBI Story (1959) starring James Stewart. That film is on cable TCM right NOW. Larry Hogan Sr published a book decades later with that research, The Osage Indian Murders: The True Story of a Multiple Murder Plot to Acquire the Estates of Wealthy Osage Tribe Members.
https://www.amazon.com/Osage-Indian-Murders-21-Murder-Headrights/dp/096591741X

The Osage tribe had bought worthless land and huge oil deposits were later discovered. The book was written as an educational treatise, and details many of the Indian cultural activities. That made it popular among American Indians. The FBI was a small, obscure federal agency in 1923. The Indians desperately turned to it for help, which gave the FBI recognition and status.

Thanks N2P, I had no idea Hogan wrote a book on that subject.

Coincidentally there is a new book on the topic out:  Killers of the Flower Moon, by David Grann.

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Generations ago, the American Indian Osage tribe was compelled to move. Not for the first time, white settlers pushed them off their land in the 1800s. They made their new home in a rocky, infertile area in northeast Oklahoma in hopes that settlers would finally leave them alone.

As it turned out, the land they had chosen was rich in oil, and in the early 20th century, members of the tribe became spectacularly wealthy. They bought cars and built mansions; they made so much oil money that the government began appointing white guardians to "help" them spend it.

And then Osage members started turning up dead.

In his new book, Killers of the Flower Moon, David Grann describes how white people in the area conspired to kill Osage members in order steal their oil wealth, which could only be passed on through inheritance. "This was a culture of complicity," he says, "and it was allowed to go on for so long because so many people were part of the plot. You had lawmen, you had prosecutors, you had the reporters who wouldn't cover it. You had oilmen who wouldn't speak out. You had morticians who would cover up the murders when they buried the body. You had doctors who helped give poison to people."

 http://www.npr.org/2017/04/17/523964584/in-the-1920s-a-community-conspired-to-kill-native-americans-for-their-oil-money

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2017)
« Reply #205: April 24, 2017, 06:57:59 PM »
Robert Persig, author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, has died at the age of 88. http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/04/24/525443040/-zen-and-the-art-of-motorcycle-maintenance-author-robert-m-pirsig-dies-at-88

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« Reply #206: April 24, 2017, 07:13:29 PM »
Robert Persig, author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, has died at the age of 88. http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/04/24/525443040/-zen-and-the-art-of-motorcycle-maintenance-author-robert-m-pirsig-dies-at-88

I've read that book at least twice.    Great book   ...   I guess this is a good reason to read it again.

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« Reply #207: April 24, 2017, 07:17:19 PM »
I'm preparing a spot here for Elton John.

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« Reply #208: April 24, 2017, 07:19:34 PM »
I'm preparing a spot here for Elton John.

Is he teeterin'?


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« Reply #210: April 24, 2017, 07:35:01 PM »
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4441676/Elton-John-cancels-Las-Vegas-shows-illness.html

Goodbye yellow brick road?  :rites:

He is resting at home after 12 day stay and is expected to make 'full recovery'

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« Reply #211: April 24, 2017, 07:47:30 PM »
He is resting at home after 12 day stay and is expected to make 'full recovery'

Fake..............news...............  :mg:

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2017)
« Reply #213: May 01, 2017, 08:02:08 PM »
This guy should have died a hundred times over. The Michael Jordan of mountain climbing. RIP.

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« Reply #215: May 07, 2017, 12:24:49 AM »
I love the Winter Olympics and I love stupid bobsledding.  RIP Steve Holcomb :(

http://www.espn.com/olympics/story/_/id/19325347/steven-holcomb-37-found-dead-room-us-olympic-training-center

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2017)
« Reply #216: May 10, 2017, 10:55:27 AM »
Chris Berman's wife was killed earlier today in a car accident in Connecticut.  RIP.

http://wtop.com/other-sports/2017/05/wife-of-espn-broadcaster-chris-berman-dies-in-crash/

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« Reply #217: May 10, 2017, 10:58:36 AM »
Chris Berman's wife was killed earlier today in a car accident in Connecticut.  RIP.

http://wtop.com/other-sports/2017/05/wife-of-espn-broadcaster-chris-berman-dies-in-crash/
Terrible.


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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2017)
« Reply #220: May 18, 2017, 08:45:14 AM »
Roger Ailes is dead.

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« Reply #221: May 23, 2017, 09:47:08 AM »
Roger Moore @ 89...

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« Reply #222: May 23, 2017, 09:48:13 AM »
Roger Moore @ 89...

Bond.    James Bond.

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« Reply #223: May 23, 2017, 09:52:11 AM »
Bond.    James Bond.

Connery will outlive them all.

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« Reply #224: May 23, 2017, 09:52:50 AM »
Connery will outlive them all.

I hope so.   He's one of my favorites of all time in all his roles.