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uncleroys reviews – StumbleUpon

http://uncleroy.stumbleupon.com/review/27041616/ UncleRoy pays tribute to Studs Terkel, whose passing was sadly undernoted in the lead-up to the election. Much to my dad’s dismay, I haven’t had an opportunity to read any of his books, but I recognise his legacy, and – at the very least – he’ll always be the pitch-perfect voice of Ben Butler, […]

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Lone Starlets – New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/03/opinion/03swartz.html A New York Times editorial offers a three-fer in obituaries for tough Texan broads; The late, lamented Ann Richards, Nellie Connolly and Molly Ivins.

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Molly Ivins, Columnist, Dies at 62 – New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/01/washington/01ivins.html?ei=5087%0A&em=&en=cbff8057d6896bcd&ex=1170651600&pagewanted=all I recognised her name, but can’t think of many Molly Ivins articles I may have read. Which is a shame, ’cause she sounds like exactly the kind of sharp-tongued, inflated-ego popping columnist to whom I often gravitate. In her syndicated column, which appeared in about 350 newspapers, Ms. Ivins cultivated the voice of a […]

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Larry Stewart (philanthropist) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Stewart_%28philanthropist%29 I found the news of John Majhor’s death on the Wikipedia “recent deaths” page. Some other familiar names appear, but this one was new to me. What a shame, as this is the kind of individual who should be celebrated in recognition. Larry Stewart was an American philanthropist from Kansas City better known as […]

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Longtime Toronto DJ Majhor dies – Arts & Entertainment – CBC News

http://www.cbc.ca/arts/media/story/2007/01/23/majhor-obit.html John Majhor, a fixture on Toronto radio and television for nearly two decades, has died at the age of 53. John Majhor hosted Toronto Rocks, which may or may not have been Toronto’s first TV show devoted solely to music videos. I know for a fact that it was where I first saw such […]

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NHL Hall of Fame goaltender Worsley passes away at age 77

http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=a9b0f9a5-7b21-4dec-89b6-1bfed58007b8&k=46884 A disappointingly perfunctory obituary of one of the league’s great characters, goalie Gump Worsley, by another of its great characters, sports writer Red Fisher. Fisher’s a sportswriting legend; he’s still telling it like it is fifty years after his first game – the infamous night that started the Richard riot. A better summation of […]

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