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    Walter Yetnikoff, who led CBS Records during the boom years of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” album and lived the sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll life more indulgently than many of his stars did, died on Monday at a hospital in Bridgeport, Conn. He was 87.

    His wife, Lynda Yetnikoff, said the cause was cancer.

    Mr. Yetnikoff was one of the most powerful, insatiable and abrasive figures in music in the years just before the digital revolution upended the business.

    He was among a small group of powerful executives who shaped the record business in the rock era, including Clive Davis (who led Columbia Records and founded Arista Records), David Geffen of Asylum and Ahmet Ertegun of Atlantic. He strode through those heady days of hit records brashly, licentiously and, by his own admission, often drunk or drug-addled.

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    One of my favorites.


    Nanci Griffith, Folk and Country Songwriter, Dead at 68
    Griffith was known for such songs as “Love at the Five and Dime,” “Lone Star State of Mind,” and “Outbound Plane,” a 1991 hit for Suzy Bogguss



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    Quote Originally Posted by Rangerzag View Post
    One of my favorites.


    Nanci Griffith, Folk and Country Songwriter, Dead at 68
    Griffith was known for such songs as “Love at the Five and Dime,” “Lone Star State of Mind,” and “Outbound Plane,” a 1991 hit for Suzy Bogguss



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    I really enjoyed her music too. Sad day.

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    Joe Galloway - war correspondent and author of “We Were Soldiers Once...and Young.”


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    In 2002, Knight Ridder asked Galloway to return to reporting after a stint as an adviser to Secretary of State Colin Powell to bolster its Washington bureau’s coverage of the Bush administration’s case for ousting Saddam Hussein.

    Galloway did that by contributing, often anonymously, to his colleagues’ stories and by writing a column that often was critical of Vice President Dick Cheney and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, who were bent on invading Iraq.

    John Walcott, Galloway’s longtime editor and friend, recounted how an exasperated Rumsfeld finally asked Joe to meet with him alone in his office. When Joe arrived, he was greeted by Rumsfeld — and a group of other high-ranking Pentagon officials.

    “Good,” Galloway reported when he returned to the Knight Ridder office. “I had ‘em surrounded.”

    According to Walcott, Galloway then described how after Rumsfeld accused him of relying on retired officers and officials, he had told the group that most of his sources were on active duty, and that some of them “might even be in this room.”

    Asked by his colleagues if that was true, Galloway replied, “No, but it was fun watching ‘em sweat like whores in church.”
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    Bill Freehan. Eleven time all-star catcher for the Tigers. Belongs in the Hall of Fame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corky View Post
    Bill Freehan. Eleven time all-star catcher for the Tigers. Belongs in the Hall of Fame.
    https://www.baseball-reference.com/leaders/jaws_C.shtml



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    Drummer Charlie Watts, whose adept, powerful skin work propelled the Rolling Stones for more than half a century, has died, according to his rep. He was 80.

    In August 2021, the drummer abruptly withdrew from the Stones’ pandemic-postponed tour, citing the need to recover from a recent medical procedure; a statement from the band said that Watts had selected Steve Jordan, a longtime member of guitarist Keith Richards’ group the X-Pensive Winos, to replace him.

    https://variety.com/2021/music/news/...es-1235047778/

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    Quote Originally Posted by RenoZag View Post
    Drummer Charlie Watts, whose adept, powerful skin work propelled the Rolling Stones for more than half a century, has died, according to his rep. He was 80.

    In August 2021, the drummer abruptly withdrew from the Stones’ pandemic-postponed tour, citing the need to recover from a recent medical procedure; a statement from the band said that Watts had selected Steve Jordan, a longtime member of guitarist Keith Richards’ group the X-Pensive Winos, to replace him.

    https://variety.com/2021/music/news/...es-1235047778/
    His famous quote was “it’ll just kill me if anything happens to Don Everly.”


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    Corky reminded me...

    Don Everly, singer/songwriter. IMHO, an integral part of the fabric of American music. He was 84.

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    Jerry Harkness, Loyola Chicago great and civil rights pioneer, dies at 81



    INDIANAPOLIS – Jerry Harkness, one of the ABA’s original Indiana Pacers and a civil rights pioneer who played in college basketball’s 1963 Game of Change, has died. He was 81.

    Harkness embodied the story of America itself. He came from nothing. What he did meant everything.

    He credited Jackie Robinson for changing the course of his life. He witnessed hate and tragedy, and late in life he reveled in love and ecstasy for his Loyola Ramblers.

    Harkness’ life was one of firsts.

    He played for Loyola-Chicago, the first team to win the NCAA tournament with as many as four Black starters. He was Quaker Oats’ first Black salesman and Indianapolis’ first Black sportscaster....

    https://www.indystar.com/story/sport...81/5536719001/



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    Actor Ed Asner, TV's blustery Lou Grant, dies at 91

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    Legendary 'Today' show weatherman Willard Scott dies at 87

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    Actor Michael K. Williams, age 54.

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    He was a featured actor in several HBO series, including The Wire, Boardwalk Empire, and Lovecraft Country.

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    So shocked sad to report the suicide of Gary Riesen 70......Gary was a Gonzaga Law School Graduate who some of you many have known...... he was a well respected Chelan County Prosecutor for nearly 30 years....

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    Michael Constantine, an Emmy-winning character actor known as the genially dyspeptic school principal on the popular TV series “Room 222” and, 30 years later, as the genially dyspeptic patriarch in the hit film “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” died on Aug. 31 at his home in Reading, Pa. He was 94.

    His death was from natural causes, his agent, Julia Buchwald, said.

    Mr. Constantine, who began his career on the Broadway stage, was endowed with fierce eyebrows, a personal warmth that belied his perennial hangdog look, and the command of a babel of foreign accents. Of Greek American extraction, he was routinely cast by Hollywood to portray a welter of ethnicities.

    Over time, Mr. Constantine played several Jewish characters, winning an Emmy in 1970 for the role of Seymour Kaufman, who presided with grumpy humanity over Walt Whitman High School on “Room 222,” broadcast on ABC from 1969 to 1974.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bartruff1 View Post
    So shocked sad to report the suicide of Gary Riesen 70......Gary was a Gonzaga Law School Graduate who some of you many have known...... he was a well respected Chelan County Prosecutor for nearly 30 years....

    https://www.ncwlife.com/former-chela...arent-suicide/

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    Norm Macdonald, Comedian and ‘Saturday Night Live’ Star, Dies at 61.

    https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/nor...nl-1235064570/

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    Mick Tingelhoff, the Hall of Fame center who started in 240 consecutive games in his 17 seasons with the Minnesota Vikings and who played in four Super Bowls, died on Saturday at an assisted living facility in Lakeville, Minn. He was 81.

    The cause was Parkinson’s disease with dementia, his wife, Phyllis, said.

    Tingelhoff, who played at center and linebacker for three seasons at the University of Nebraska, wasn’t selected in the N.F.L.’s 1962 draft. But the Vikings signed him, envisioning him as a linebacker.

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    Beloved 'Sex and the City' actor Willie Garson dies at 57

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    Alan Kalter, the quirky, redheaded announcer for David Letterman for two decades who frequently appeared in the show’s comedy bits, died Oct. 4 at a hospital in Stamford, Conn. He was 78.

    The death was confirmed to the Associated Press by rabbi Joshua Hammerman of Temple Beth El, the synagogue Mr. Kalter attended. The cause of death was not disclosed.

    Mr. Kalter took over as “Late Show” announcer in September 1995 and was with Letterman until his final show on May 20, 2015. He announced the guests and introduced Letterman at the beginning of each program and also acted in sketches and delivered a comic one-liner after every show as the logo for production company World Wide Pants flashed across the screen.

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    Raymond T. Odierno, a four-star Army general who was an influential architect of the surge of American forces during the Iraq war that helped quell sectarian killings and increase stability in the country, died on Friday. He was 67.

    His death was confirmed by a spokesperson for the family, who said in a statement issued by the Army on Saturday that the cause was cancer and was not related to the coronavirus. Further details were not immediately available.

    General Odierno also served as the Army chief of staff, the service’s senior officer, from 2011 to 2015. During that time, he reshaped the way many soldiers were trained and deployed, with some conventional units placed under Special Operations commanders and others assigned to regions of the world viewed as emerging security risks, like Africa.

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    Ruthie Tompson, 111 - Longest tenured animator for Disney... working on virtually every film from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to The Rescuers until her retirement in 1975

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    Renton Laidlaw, owner of one of golf’s most distinguished, trusted and recognizable voices has died at age 82. He was admitted to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, Scotland on Saturday after testing positive for COVID-19, according to the Scotsman.

    Laidlaw covered golf for nearly 60 years as a writer, reporter and broadcaster, beginning in 1957 at the Edinburgh Evening News. He later became the “Voice of the European Tour” as the lead host for tour coverage on Golf Channel. Laidlaw’s talents reached a broader, American audience as the fledgling channel showcased European Tour events upon its inception in 1995.

    Laidlaw was born in 1939 in Edinburgh, Scotland, and after working for his hometown paper became a freelance writer for Reuters before moving on to television and radio. His voice was heard on several of Britain’s leading networks, including Scottish Television, Grampian TV, BBC and Sky Sports. During his early years as a television announcer he doubled as the golf writer for the London Evening Standard.

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    Ray Fosse, the TV color commentator and former player for the Oakland A's, died Wednesday after a long battle with cancer, the team announced. He was 74.

    https://www.sfgate.com/athletics/art...s-16531377.php

    The 12-year Major League Baseball catcher played for Oakland from 1973 to 1975, winning two World Series with the team in 1973 and 1974. He was also named to the All-Star team twice and won two Gold Gloves, both in 1970 and 1971.

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