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Dolores O’Riordan, The Cranberries lead singer, dies at 46

on January 16, 2018, 7:45 AM / in People

by CORKY SIEMASZKO  |   NBC News Dolores O’Riordan, the Irish soprano who led The Cranberries to worldwide fame as one of the most popular bands of the 1990s, has died, her publicist said Monday. O’Riordan, 46, was in London “for a short recording session” when she died “suddenly” at a hotel, the publicist said. “We are devastated on the passing […]

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Danica Patrick says she’s dating Aaron Rodgers

Danica Patrick says she’s dating Aaron Rodgers

on January 16, 2018, 6:45 AM / in People

By The Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Danica Patrick’s heart is racing for Aaron Rodgers. Patrick, a Chicago Bears fan, confirmed Monday she is dating the Green Bay Packers quarterback. “Yes, Aaron and I are dating,” Patrick told The Associated Press. Rodgers split from actress Olivia Munn in 2017 after three years of dating. Patrick in late November ended a […]

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Super trouper

Super trouper

on January 14, 2018, 7:15 AM / in Announcements, People

Dawson is a strong, athletic kid. On Super Bowl Sunday in 2016, his parents received news that would change their lives — Dawson had cancer. Read his story and donate. In early 2016, Dawson — a magnetic, athletic kid — wasn’t feeling well. He was tired and his glands were swollen. The Wednesday before Super Bowl Sunday, his pediatrician did labs […]

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Blues legend Denise LaSalle passes away at 78

Blues legend Denise LaSalle passes away at 78

on January 10, 2018, 9:00 AM / in Local News, People

By  Corallys Ortiz  |    WBBJ JACKSON, Tenn. — What would the blues have been without the “Queen of the Blues,” Denise LaSalle. She passed away Monday at 78 years old after years of health issues. Having roots in the Hub City where she lived, some of her memorabilia can be found at the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center in Brownsville. […]

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Milton McLean

on January 7, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, People

From The Memphis DAILY AVALANCHE, January 8, 1876 Jackson, Tenn. [Special to the Avalanche, January 7] From the Jackson Sun of today we collate the following; Milton McLean was hung one-half mile south of this City at the foot of Liberty Street, precisely at 1 o’clock today. Mayor King and the city police force constituted the Sheriff’s guard. McLean was […]

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Country singer Mickey Gilley injured in car accident

Country singer Mickey Gilley injured in car accident

on January 6, 2018, 7:26 AM / in National News, People

NASHVILLE (AP) —Country music artist Mickey Gilley and his son were injured in a car accident in Texas, but both are recovering after minor injuries. A statement from Gilley’s publicist on Thursday said the two were injured Wednesday when their car rolled over near Corrigan, Texas. The 81-year-old singer has a fractured ankle and fractured right shoulder and will reschedule […]

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Pres. Trump Accuses Pakistan Of Aiding Terrorists, Threatens To Cut Off Funding

Pres. Trump Accuses Pakistan Of Aiding Terrorists, Threatens To Cut Off Funding

on January 3, 2018, 8:30 AM / in International News, National News, People

At 9:32 am (CT)  this morning – I took my first breath of earthly air in 1940 – in the same bed, bedroom, house,  my mother took her first breath on this earth.  All this took place on the shores of the Great Mississippi River in Winona MN.   Having now completed 78 years I am embarking on my 79th year […]

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March of Dimes

March of Dimes

on January 3, 2018, 8:06 AM / in History, People

Good morning, it’s Wednesday, January 3, 2018. The New Year, the same as the old. By that I mean to note only that President Trump, back from his Mar-a-Lago vacation, is tweeting again, much to the consternation of his critics. This date in history is a reminder that the presidential bully pulpit can be employed in all kinds of ways, […]

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unfrozen

unfrozen

on January 3, 2018, 8:00 AM / in People, State News

What the world should be writing about! By Rory The thermometer outside near the kitchen window this morning said ‘9 degrees’. The weather app on my iPhone said it felt like 5 below. When I opened the door to let Ranger out, the wind cut to the bone, and Ranger took one look outside and headed back in the living […]

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New You

New You

on January 2, 2018, 6:00 AM / in People, Religion

The following was what I was filled with during this past night.  I call it a vision – as it came about without any pre-thought and it kept repeating all night long.  That told me I had to write it out and send it to the WGEN list. When you pray – WHO do you pray to?  I ask that […]

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Man Sees Age 4 Girl Playing Alone in Snow, Calls 911. Cops Led to Mom’s Body

on January 1, 2018, 7:09 AM / in National News, People

It’s not uncommon for people to avoid getting involved in situations they may come across. Whether it be self-preservation, genuine disinterest, or not wanting to step on the toes of other people’s life choices, it seems safer to mind your own business. A person’s likeliness to get involved also correlates to their perception of safety in the environment. Those in […]

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Our New Year Wish

Our New Year Wish

on January 1, 2018, 6:25 AM / in People, Religion

Its been a couple of weeks since I had finished reading through my father in law’s Bible during my not so daily devotion and looked in my library for another Bible edition to use. I found a King James version that had been on my book shelves for many years, one that I had occasionally used for study. The other morning as […]

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Gandhi’s note to Hitler suggesting peace, a child’s advice for poorly President Nixon to eat his greens and classic Steve Martin humour for a fan: Some of the greatest letters you will ever read

Gandhi’s note to Hitler suggesting peace, a child’s advice for poorly President Nixon to eat his greens and classic Steve Martin humour for a fan: Some of the greatest letters you will ever read

on December 31, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, People

By Ted Thornhill As Adolf Hitler pulled the world ever closer to conflict in 1939, Mohandas Gandhi wrote him a personal letter, urging him to pull back from the brink ‘for the sake of humanity’. The German dictator never received the letter because it was intercepted by the British government – but it’s been published in a book called Letters […]

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Trump Does The Unthinkable

Trump Does The Unthinkable

on December 30, 2017, 7:50 AM / in National News, People

By Liz Crokin Printed originally in 2016 Donald Trump is a racist, bigot, sexist, xenophobe, anti-Semitic and Islamophobe — did I miss anything? The left and the media launch these hideous kinds of attacks at Trump everyday; yet, nothing could be further from the truth about the real estate mogul. As an entertainment journalist, I’ve had the opportunity to cover […]

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A Place for Mom 2

on December 30, 2017, 7:42 AM / in National News, People

I forgot to include another important piece of information that I have put together for my *handlers* after I go HOME. Most of us have bank accounts Some have auto deposits and auto withdrawals. That information with account numbers and who and when should be put in writing for the ones having to take care of things afterwards. Same goes […]

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A Place For Mom 1

on December 30, 2017, 7:40 AM / in People

I watched an interview on the noon news today about *A Place For Mom* – An issue so many families have or will need to deal with as parents age.  They spoke of having THAT talk with your senior family member to find out what they want to do – while that discussion can still take place. I long ago […]

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Actress Gives Sick Response After Son Asks To Sit For Anthem

on December 30, 2017, 7:03 AM / in National News, People

By Western Journalism Actress Debra Messing shared an image from a recent NHL game she attended with her son, expressing pride for his decision to remain seated in protest during the national anthem. The “Will & Grace” star paraphrased their conversation in a caption to the photo on Instagram. Messing wrote that Roman asked her for permission to sit down […]

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Dick Van Dyke Show actress Rose Marie dies at 94

Dick Van Dyke Show actress Rose Marie dies at 94

on December 29, 2017, 8:19 AM / in People

Actress and singer Rose Marie, who starred in The Dick Van Dyke Show and appeared on The Hollywood Squares for 14 years, died Thursday at her home in California. She was 94. Marie played Sally Rogers on all five seasons of The Dick Van Dyke Show, and was nominated for an Emmy in 1963, 1964, and 1966. “We were a […]

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a gruffalo christmas

a gruffalo christmas

on December 29, 2017, 6:00 AM / in People, Religion

Special Thanks to Jackie By Rory  /  This Life I Live “A Gruffalo… what’s a Gruffalo? A Gruffalo… why, didn’t you know? There’s no such thing as a Gruffalo!” Those are lines from Indiana’s favorite book and video called “The Gruffalo”. In the story, a mouse goes for a stroll through the deep dark wood to find a nut, and […]

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Quote for Today December 29th

Quote for Today December 29th

on December 28, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Bedtime Stories, History, People

Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens. J. R. R. Tolkien John Ronald Reuel Tolkien  was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor, best known as the author of the classic high fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. He served as the Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon and Fellow […]

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