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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2020)
« Reply #525: November 08, 2020, 10:37:32 PM »
ABC is airing a retrospective on Trebek now

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2020)
« Reply #526: November 09, 2020, 07:57:40 AM »
Alex Trebek

'I knew him when': In 1969 he was emceeing a high school quiz show on CBC called Reach for the Top (like It's Academic or the old GE College Bowl) and that season they decided to match the top three teams from Canada against the top three teams from Hawaii, winners in a similar telly series called Hawaii High. This international series was titled Trans World Top Team and was also emceed by Trebek. I was on one of the Hawaii teams (in fact the one I was on was the only Hawaii side to win any of the games), and the trip to Canada for the sessions there was my first ever trip outside the USA.

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« Reply #527: November 09, 2020, 08:00:25 AM »
I was on one of the Hawaii teams...

What was your dad in the navy?

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2020)
« Reply #528: November 09, 2020, 08:02:44 AM »
What was your dad in the navy?

He was (deployed at that time at Defense Communications Agency Pacific).

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« Reply #529: November 09, 2020, 08:10:00 AM »
He was (deployed at that time at Defense Communications Agency Pacific).

The Pacific was a great place to be as a kid. My dad was Army so I spent 2 years in the Philippines along with some time in Germany and Massachusetts. Pretty cool that you got to meet Alex Trebek. 

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« Reply #530: November 09, 2020, 08:11:06 AM »
'I knew him when': In 1969 he was emceeing a high school quiz show on CBC called Reach for the Top (like It's Academic or the old GE College Bowl) and that season they decided to match the top three teams from Canada against the top three teams from Hawaii, winners in a similar telly series called Hawaii High. This international series was titled Trans World Top Team and was also emceed by Trebek. I was on one of the Hawaii teams (in fact the one I was on was the only Hawaii side to win any of the games), and the trip to Canada for the sessions there was my first ever trip outside the USA.
Cool story. 

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« Reply #531: November 09, 2020, 09:48:05 AM »
'I knew him when': In 1969 he was emceeing a high school quiz show on CBC called Reach for the Top (like It's Academic or the old GE College Bowl) and that season they decided to match the top three teams from Canada against the top three teams from Hawaii, winners in a similar telly series called Hawaii High. This international series was titled Trans World Top Team and was also emceed by Trebek. I was on one of the Hawaii teams (in fact the one I was on was the only Hawaii side to win any of the games), and the trip to Canada for the sessions there was my first ever trip outside the USA.

OC...what HS did you go to?  My bride is a Leilehua grad...

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2020)
« Reply #532: November 09, 2020, 12:06:46 PM »
OC...what HS did you go to?  My bride is a Leilehua grad...

Radford (graduated 1970). My senior year was my only term there, since we had moved to Hawaii in 1969 after my father got his orders.

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2020)
« Reply #533: November 09, 2020, 12:30:29 PM »
Radford (graduated 1970). My senior year was my only term there, since we had moved to Hawaii in 1969 after my father got his orders.
I figured you to be a Punahou guy.  :)

We had a guy in our office there who always brag he’s about going there.

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« Reply #534: November 09, 2020, 01:09:42 PM »
I figured you to be a Punahou guy.  :)

We had a guy in our office there who always brag he’s about going there.

My sister (four years my junior) did go to Punahou for two years (then my father got orders again - our childhood was rather peripatetic, as is often the case with service brats).

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« Reply #535: November 09, 2020, 01:12:52 PM »
Radford (graduated 1970).

And you're still working?   :shock:

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« Reply #536: November 09, 2020, 01:24:12 PM »
Radford (graduated 1970). My senior year was my only term there...

Ft. Shafter?  Camp Smith?

You and I both graduated in 1970, but we went to different schools together...  :D

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2020)
« Reply #537: November 09, 2020, 01:24:40 PM »
And you're still working?   :shock:

Yep. I'm the sort that's got to be doing something (and my present job is quite steady and the pay keeps me in beer and airline tickets quite nicely).

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2020)
« Reply #538: November 09, 2020, 01:26:29 PM »
Ft. Shafter?  Camp Smith?

You and I both graduated in 1970, but we went to different schools together...  :D
That’s boss man.

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2020)
« Reply #539: November 09, 2020, 01:34:52 PM »
Ft. Shafter?  Camp Smith?

You and I both graduated in 1970, but we went to different schools together...  :D

Defense Communications Agency Pacific (DCA Pac), located on Schofield Barracks. How I ended up at Radford was that we were staying within its jurisdiction in our first few months in Hawaii (the school term began right after we arrived).

Further evidence of what a small world it is: the former headquarters of the overall DCA organisation is located right next door to the apartment block I've resided in since 1979 (my father also worked at that DCA HQ, 1962-66).

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« Reply #540: November 09, 2020, 02:06:27 PM »
Defense Communications Agency Pacific (DCA Pac), located on Schofield Barracks. How I ended up at Radford was that we were staying within its jurisdiction in our first few months in Hawaii (the school term began right after we arrived).

Further evidence of what a small world it is: the former headquarters of the overall DCA organisation is located right next door to the apartment block I've resided in since 1979 (my father also worked at that DCA HQ, 1962-66).

Holy crap...Schofield Barracks to Radford HS...what was that...about a one hour one-way trip back then?

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2020)
« Reply #541: November 09, 2020, 02:21:12 PM »
Holy crap...Schofield Barracks to Radford HS...what was that...about a one hour one-way trip back then?

Mapquest says it's a 20 minute ride going down H2. If you go down Kamehameha Hwy it's 27 minutes. ;)

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2020)
« Reply #542: November 09, 2020, 02:28:39 PM »
Mapquest says it's a 20 minute ride going down H2. If you go down Kamehameha Hwy it's 27 minutes. ;)

That sounds about right.

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« Reply #543: November 09, 2020, 02:33:25 PM »
That sounds about right.

There was no H2 back then...you had Kam Hwy...a 1970 Kam Hwy...at peak hours...had to be a RPITA...

I challenge anyone to do it even today in 25 minutes...it's unpossible with traffic...

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2020)
« Reply #544: November 09, 2020, 02:38:56 PM »

There was no H2 back then...you had Kam Hwy at peak hours...had to be a RPITA...

I challenge anyone to do it even today in 25 minutes...it's unpossible with traffic...

Hawaii was of course a lot less populous back in 1970 (770,000 at 1970 census, about 1.32m now). It's been a long time now (and I haven't been back since 1972) but I just don't recall it being that onerous a trip - an HRT bus to downtown Wahiawa followed by a shuttle to Schofield (or vice versa).

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2020)
« Reply #545: November 09, 2020, 02:47:36 PM »
Hawaii was of course a lot less populous back in 1970 (770,000 at 1970 census, about 1.32m now). It's been a long time now (and I haven't been back since 1972) but I just don't recall it being that onerous a trip - an HRT bus to downtown Wahiawa followed by a shuttle to Schofield (or vice versa).

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2020)
« Reply #546: November 10, 2020, 09:52:56 PM »
Tommy Heinsohn, 86.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/11/10/tommy-heinsohn-obit/

when he wasn't just getting on miscarriages of justice inflicted on the Celtics by refs and crybabies on the Lakers, he had some great insights into the game.

some great quotes here:
https://www.boston.com/sports/boston-celtics/2020/11/10/basketball-world-reacts-to-tommy-heinsohns-death

First to go among Cousy, Russell, and Heinsohn. 

F you 2020

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2020)
« Reply #547: November 11, 2020, 10:41:52 AM »
Tommy Heinsohn, 86.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/11/10/tommy-heinsohn-obit/

when he wasn't just getting on miscarriages of justice inflicted on the Celtics by refs and crybabies on the Lakers, he had some great insights into the game.

some great quotes here:
https://www.boston.com/sports/boston-celtics/2020/11/10/basketball-world-reacts-to-tommy-heinsohns-death

First to go among Cousy, Russell, and Heinsohn. 

F you 2020
Don’t remember much of him as a player. More as a coach and announcer. He was a terrible homer. Even on national broadcasts.

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2020)
« Reply #548: November 13, 2020, 02:16:08 PM »
Paul Hornung @ 84...

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2020)
« Reply #549: November 13, 2020, 02:42:23 PM »
Paul Hornung @ 84...
Didn't Jim Taylor pass a little earlier this year?