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Starry-Eyed Hubble

Starry-Eyed Hubble

on April 24, 2017, 8:40 AM / in History, People

Good morning, it’s Monday, April 24, 2017. Over the weekend, many thousands of scientists, math geeks, amateur lovers of the cosmos, and assorted political partisans marched in the name of science. Notwithstanding the predictable bashing of President Trump, some of the placards carried by this new cohort of protesters were pretty good. Here are a few of them: “Make Earth […]

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Adrienne Crosby

Adrienne Crosby

on April 23, 2017, 6:41 AM / in People

HERNANDO, Miss. — Adrienne Marie Russell Crosby, 37, of Hernando, Miss., beloved mother, wife, daughter and sister, died Friday, March 31, 2017, at Baptist Desoto Hospital in Southaven, Miss. Adrienne succumbed to ACC cancer after a courageous eight-year battle. Mrs. Crosby was born in Memphis, Tenn., and was a 1997 graduate of Bartlett High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree […]

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‘Happy Days’ star Erin Moran dies at 56

‘Happy Days’ star Erin Moran dies at 56

on April 23, 2017, 6:27 AM / in People

Jayme Deerwester , USA TODAY Erin Moran, who was best known for playing Joanie Cunningham on the long-running comedy Happy Days and its short-lived spinoff, Joanie Loves Chachi, has died at 56. Her death was announced by police in Harrison County, Ind., after they responded to a 911 call and found her unresponsive Saturday afternoon, the Associated Press has confirmed. […]

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Cuba Gooding Sr., 70s Singer and Father to Cuba Jr., Dead at 72

Cuba Gooding Sr., 70s Singer and Father to Cuba Jr., Dead at 72

on April 21, 2017, 7:28 AM / in People

Cuba Gooding Sr., a popular soul singer in the 1970s and father of Academy Award winner Cuba Gooding Jr., died Thursday, according to multiple outlets. He was 72. Gooding Sr. was found slumped over in his silver Jaguar, which was parked on a street in Woodland Hills, CA, according to TMZ. The fire department responded to the scene and attempted […]

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National Park Service scales back search for Jackson Standefer, LouAnn Merrell

National Park Service scales back search for Jackson Standefer, LouAnn Merrell

on April 21, 2017, 5:49 AM / in National News, People, State News

by Wire Service and Emmett Gienapp  /  Times Free Press UPDATE: The National Park Service is scaling back the search for Jackson Standefer and LouAnn Merrell, focusing efforts downstream from where the pair were swept away while hiking in Grand Canyon National Park five days ago. Searchers are combing the water with an inflatable motor raft that was flown into […]

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Turning Setbacks into Success

on April 20, 2017, 8:37 AM / in Opinion, People

By John Chambers   / Former CEO, current Executive Chair, Cisco In every person’s career, there are pivotal moments that stand out. These experiences can range from landing your dream internship to being made partner at a firm, and each holds its own set of lessons. However, I’d argue that the setbacks and failures we experience shape us equally as much […]

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Search for Jackson Standefer and LouAnn Merrell enters 6th day

Search for Jackson Standefer and LouAnn Merrell enters 6th day

on April 20, 2017, 8:01 AM / in National News, People, State News

Jackson Standefer’s schoolmates and teachers continue to hope as the search for the McCallie School eighth-grader and his stepgrandmother stretches on in Grand Canyon National Park. “Ever since this news hit the school on Monday, we have been in a hopeful and united and supportive mood here at the middle school,” said Jim Suddath, middle school chaplain. He said Jackson […]

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‘I’m doing the best I can’: Desperate last words of pilot to air traffic control before crash killed him and his family on flight home from Disney World in heavy rain

‘I’m doing the best I can’: Desperate last words of pilot to air traffic control before crash killed him and his family on flight home from Disney World in heavy rain

on April 14, 2017, 8:28 AM / in People

New information released by Air Traffic Control revealed the last words they heard from the husband and father who was piloting a private plane that crashed in Alabama, killing everyone on board in March. The last thing ATC heard Joseph Crenshaw, 45, say was ‘I’m doing the best I can,’ before radio contact was lost, according to a preliminary report […]

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Jimmy Demaret

Jimmy Demaret

on April 13, 2017, 7:59 AM / in History, People

Seventy-five years ago yesterday, Jimmy Demaret packed up his golf clubs after finishing the final round in the Masters. Demaret, who’d won the tournament in 1940, finished sixth in 1942, 10 strokes behind winner Byron Nelson. Bobby Jones, the founder of Augusta National, had already decreed the 1942 Masters to be the last until World War II ended. In any […]

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Ex-Kingston Springs mayor, fire chief Ray Crouch Sr. dead at 67

Ex-Kingston Springs mayor, fire chief Ray Crouch Sr. dead at 67

on April 13, 2017, 6:22 AM / in People

By Andy Humbles , USA Today Network – Tennessee Wendell Ray Crouch Sr., a former Kingston Springs mayor who was also prominent in fire protection in the city and state and with Boy Scouts of America, died Tuesday. He was 67. Crouch served as mayor in Kingston Springs from 2004 to 2006 as part of a four-year term as city commissioner, current Mayor […]

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Quote for Today April 13th

on April 13, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“…The Bill of Rights is a literal and absolute document. The First Amendment doesn’t say you have a right to speak out unless the government has a ‘compelling interest’ in censoring the Internet. The Second Amendment doesn’t say you have the right to keep and bear arms until some madman plants a bomb. The Fourth Amendment doesn’t say you have […]

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Guitarist J. Geils found dead in Groton home

Guitarist J. Geils found dead in Groton home

on April 12, 2017, 7:52 AM / in People

John Geils Jr. was a Worcester Polytechnic Institute student when he met bassist Danny Klein and harmonica player Richard Salwitz — two friends with whom he would form a trio that grew into one of Boston’s best-known bands. A guitarist whose early tastes ran more toward jazz and blues than the rock ’n’ roll that would make him famous, Mr. […]

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Welcome to Our World… Wyatt Briley Neudecker

Welcome to Our World… Wyatt Briley Neudecker

on April 12, 2017, 6:25 AM / in People

Wyatt Briley was brought into this world at 11:30 PM CST and great things are expected of him… but right now it is just it’s just eat, sleep and poop. Well so far, sleeping has not happened yet for more than a couple of minutes. Wyatt’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Lee Neudecker. Rachael (the mother) is doing well […]

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How to lower your BP *FAST* and how to get rid of snails

on April 11, 2017, 7:01 AM / in Opinion, People

As a follow up to my recent health issues I thought I would share some of my *discoveries*.  As most of you know I have this *thing* against going to doctors or hospitals for MY health care.  After all of my early life being closely involved with that bunch and finding that their methods didn’t really make my health better, […]

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Quote for Today; April 9th

Quote for Today; April 9th

on April 9, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, People

It has been observed that a pure democracy if it were practicable would be the most perfect government. Experience has proved that no position is more false than this. The ancient democracies in which the people themselves deliberated never possessed one good feature of government. Their very character was tyranny; their figure deformity. Alexander Hamilton – Speech in New York, […]

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A Reason To Celebrate: Meet Julia

A Reason To Celebrate: Meet Julia

on April 8, 2017, 7:40 AM / in People

“Julia loves making people smile,” said her mom, Valery (pictured above with Julia). “She makes people smile all the time.” But for years, this outgoing girl was prone to spells of fainting, followed by vomiting on regaining consciousness. In searching for a cause, her local doctor did an ultrasound of Julia’s abdomen — and was surprised to find two tumors on […]

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Comedian Don Rickles dies at 90

Comedian Don Rickles dies at 90

on April 7, 2017, 7:50 AM / in People

Legendary insult comic Don Rickles, famous for mouthing off to generations of fellow celebrities, died Thursday of kidney failure. He was 90. Rickles spared no one — not fans, not presidents, not Hollywood royalty. He once told Frank Sinatra, “Hey, Frank, make yourself at home. Hit somebody.” Carl Reiner once said he knew he had made it in show business […]

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Margaret Ann Craig Robinson Dies at 92

Margaret Ann Craig Robinson Dies at 92

on April 7, 2017, 7:21 AM / in People

Robinson was instrumental in building of the Downtown Public Library Margaret Ann Craig Robinson, a champion of the Nashville Public Library system, died in her home Monday. She was 92. Robinson, who was named the Nashville Scene‘s Nashvillian Of The Year in 2001, joined the board of the library in 1977. She was appointed by then-Mayor Dick Fulton, and later […]

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The Jabberwock

The Jabberwock

on April 7, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, People

The Jabberwock, the titular creature of Lewis Carroll‘s nonsense poem “Jabberwocky“. First included in Carroll’s novel Through the Looking-Glass (1871), the poem was illustrated by John Tenniel, who gave the creature “the leathery wings of a pterodactyl and the long scaly neck and tail of a sauropod“. “Jabberwocky” is considered one of the greatest nonsense poems written in English, and […]

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Rory Feek gives update on the hole in daughter Indy’s heart

on April 4, 2017, 6:59 AM / in People

By Sterling Whitaker Rory Feek’s daughter Indiana was born with a hole in her heart, and the father and daughter just got great news after a medical checkup. Feek posted to Instagram on Monday, revealing that doctors at Vanderbilt University in Nashville told him the hole appears to be getting smaller on its own. “…hole-in-her-heart checkup this morning at Vanderbilt. Closing. Thank […]

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