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#284126 - 01/01/16 07:00 PM The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016
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#284144 - 01/03/16 12:38 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Dale Bumpers, Liberal Stalwart of Arkansas Politics, Dies at 90

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Dale L. Bumpers, a liberal governor and four-term Democratic senator from Arkansas who came out of retirement in 1999 to make a passionate closing argument defending President Bill Clinton against removal from office in a Senate trial, died on Friday at his home in Little Rock, Ark. He was 90.

His death was confirmed by his granddaughter Linn Bumpers.

Mr. Bumpers was part of a generation of moderate Southern Democrats, among them President Jimmy Carter, who emerged in the late 1960s and the '70s. He always said his proudest achievement had come early in his career when, as a small-town lawyer in the 1950s, he guided his native Charleston, Ark., to become the first community of the former Confederacy to integrate its public schools.

But he is remembered more for what he did in the twilight of his career.

Three weeks after retiring from the Senate, he returned on Jan. 21, 1999, to speak to his former colleagues on behalf of Mr. Clinton, a fellow former governor of Arkansas. The House had charged the president with perjury and obstruction of justice for lying under oath about his sexual affair with a White House intern, Monica Lewinsky.

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#284145 - 01/03/16 01:29 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Gilbert Kaplan, conductor - obituary

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Gilbert Kaplan, who has died aged 74, was an American economist, journalist and businessman who came to wider attention through his determination to be an orchestral conductor and in particular his obsession with Gustav Mahler's Symphony No 2 (the Resurrection), a work that he conducted on more than 100 occasions.

Some saw him as a charlatan, a Wall Street millionaire who had "bought" his way on to the podium with his lavish donations to impecunious orchestras. Others felt that he offered a fresh insight into the music, unsullied by a traditional approach to interpretation and the institutionalised training of the conservatoire system.

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#284264 - 01/11/16 06:43 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Rest in peace, Mr. Bowie: David Bowie, 69, dies from cancer

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#284276 - 01/11/16 10:08 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: pdx rick]
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Rest in peace, Mr. Bowie: David Bowie, 69, dies from cancer

David Bowie, RIP (1947-2016)



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYYRH4apXDo

Ground Control to Major Tom
Ground Control to Major Tom
Take your protein pills and put your helmet on
Ground Control to Major Tom (Ten, Nine, Eight, Seven, Six)
Commencing countdown, engines on (Five, Four, Three)
Check ignition and may God's love be with you (Two, One, Liftoff)

This is Ground Control to Major Tom
You've really made the grade
And the papers want to know whose shirts you wear
Now it's time to leave the capsule if you dare
"This is Major Tom to Ground Control
I'm stepping through the door
And I'm floating in a most peculiar way
And the stars look very different today
For here
Am I sitting in a tin can
Far above the world
Planet Earth is blue
And there's nothing I can do

Though I'm past one hundred thousand miles
I'm feeling very still
And I think my spaceship knows which way to go
Tell my wife I love her very much she knows
Ground Control to Major Tom
Your circuit's dead, there's something wrong
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you "Here am I floating round my tin can
Far above the Moon
Planet Earth is blue
And there's nothing I can do."

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#284333 - 01/15/16 01:41 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Hans Gruber never really died when he descended at 32 feet per second per second from the Nakatomi Towers.

Did he?
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#284334 - 01/15/16 01:46 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Ken Condon]
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One must also take into account the resistance applied by the atmosphere:

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#284349 - 01/16/16 03:33 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Ken Condon]
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No mention at all of Severus Snapes or Grizzly Adams?

Alan Rickman and Dan Haggerty also died this past week.
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#284358 - 01/17/16 03:08 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Greger]
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No mention at all of Severus Snapes or Grizzly Adams?

Alan Rickman and Dan Haggerty also died this past week.

They did indeed pass, and too young at that. frown

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deaths_in_2016


Edited by Golem (01/17/16 03:09 AM)

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#284359 - 01/17/16 03:09 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Noreen Corcoran, the Adopted Niece on TV's 'Bachelor Father,' Dies at 72

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Noreen Corcoran, who starred as the teenager adopted by her uncle (John Forsythe) on the 1950s-'60s sitcom Bachelor Father, has died. She was 72.

Corcoran died Friday of cardiopulmonary disease at Valley Presbyterian in Van Nuys, her niece, author Mell Corcoran, told The Hollywood Reporter. The actress' younger brother, Kevin Corcoran, who appeared in the 1957 film Old Yeller and played Moochie on several Disney TV shows, died in October.

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