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Alan Sues passes at age 85 LOS ANGELES (AP) - Alan Sues, a flamboyant and zany regular on the 1960s hit television show "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In," has died. Michael Gregg Michaud, a close friend for decades, told The Associated Press on Sunday that Sues died of cardiac arrest at his home in West Hollywood on Thursday. He was 85.
Tags: Alan  Sues,  Rowan  and  Martins  Laugh  In,  Laugh  In,  Zany,  actor,   
Added: 5th December 2011
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Posted By: Old Fart
TV Goofs--MASH-- Look closely, what is not suppose to be in this 1950s based show?
Tags: TV  Goofs,  M*A*SH*,  mistakes,  goofs 
Added: 16th December 2011
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Posted By: pfc
Polio Vaccine Campaign 1954 From 1916 through 1952 the United States and Canada experienced horrible outbreaks of polio every few years. At one point, one out of every 5000 children was diagnosed with the dreaded disease. Polio is a virus which can be contracted through contacting bodily fluids from someone already infected. Early symptoms might include headaches and a runny nose. However, once the virus moves to the central nervous system, it can cause paralysis and even death. Sneezing and coughing accelerate the spread of polio. Therefore there was justifiable panic in communities when outbreaks occurred. Public gathering places would be declared off limits. (Swimming pools were typically the first places to be closed.) Municipal parks would be eerily vacant. Researchers later determined, somewhat ironically, that young children were most susceptible to polio because most North American births in the 20th century occurred in the sterile environs of hospitals. These newborns did not naturally come in contact with small amounts of the disease as did their ancestors who were born at home. Accordingly, their immune systems did not develop sufficient resistance to the virus. Researchers Jonas Salk and Albert Sabin worked separately to find a cure. Both believed that by exposing children to minute traces of the virus through immunizations their immune systems would build up a lifetime immunity to polio. Salk favored vaccine containing the dead polio virus while Sabin favored live-virus vaccine. In 1954, two years after the terrible 1952 outbreak, more than 1.83 million children volunteered to be "polio pioneers" and serve as guinea pigs for Salk's virus. As a reward for their bravery, each was given a lollipop, plus a button and certificate acknowledging participation in the program. None of the volunteers contracted polio.
Tags: polio  research  vaccine  volunteers 
Added: 13th May 2012
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Posted By: Lava1964
Donna Summer Passes at age 63 TMZ is reporting the Queen of Disco has passed at the age of 63. It is reported she was battling cancer, a closely guarded secret to the public.
Tags: Donna  Summer  Queen  of  Disco,  TMZ,   
Added: 17th May 2012
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Posted By: Old Fart
Barry Bonds Asterisk Ball On August 7, 2007 at 8:51 PM PDT, Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants hit a 435-foot home run, the 756th of his MLB career. The pitch was delivered by Mike Bacsik of the Washington Nationals. The homer broke MLB's prestigious all-time career home run record, formerly held by Hank Aaron who had retired after the 1976 season. The pitch, the seventh of the at-bat, was hit into the right-center field bleachers. The fan who ended up with the ball was 22-year-old Matt Murphy from Queens, NY. Bonds, long suspected of steroid use, was hugely unpopular outside of San Francisco, and most fans perceived his home run record to be tainted. Murphy decided to sell the ball to the highest bidder and consigned it to an auction house on August 21. Bidding began on August 28 and closed with a winning bid of $752,467 on September 15 after a three-phase online auction. The highest bidder was fashion designer Marc Ecko who created a website and online poll to let baseball fans decide the fate of the ball. The overwhelming majority of the 10 million online voters preferred the ball be branded with an asterisk (to signify a debatable achievement) and donated to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. Ecko agreed; that's where the ball can be found today. Upon hearing what Ecko intended to do with the ball, Bonds was incredulous. He said, "[Ecko] spent $750,000 on the ball and that's what he's doing with it? What he's doing is stupid." Similarly, the man who bought Bonds' record-tying 755th home run ball for more than $180,000 held a similar online poll to decide that ball's fate. By a 2:1 ratio, fans voted to smash the ball.
Tags: baseball  Barry  bonds  home  run  steroids 
Added: 21st May 2012
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Posted By: Lava1964
Terry Felton - Dubious Baseball Records Terry Lane Felton (born October 29, 1957 in Texarkana, AK) was a not very successful pitcher for the Minnesota Twins from 1979 to 1982. Felton holds two of the most dubious pitching records in Major League Baseball history: the most consecutive losses to start a career and most career losses without ever being credited with a victory. He was released by the Twins after the 1982 season in which he went 0-13. In that 1982 season Felton was used as a starter in six games and a closer in 20 others. As a reliever he gave up three walkoff homers. When Felton's 0-13 mark from 1982 is added to his 0-3 record coming into that season, he has a combined lifetime record of 0-16. Felton finished with a 5.53 career ERA. However his team did win six of the 55 games in which he played. Oddly enough, Tony Armas, who won two-thirds of American League triple crown in 1984, went hitless in the nine times he faced Felton.
Tags: baseball  Terry  Felton  losses 
Added: 26th May 2012
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Posted By: Lava1964
Ann Rutherford 1917-2012 Ann Rutherford, the Canadian-born actress who played Careen O'Hara, the older of Scarlett O'Hara's two younger sisters in the 1939 classic film Gone With the Wind, has died. She was 94. Rutherford, who also portrayed Mickey Rooney's teenage girlfriend in the Andy Hardy movies, died Monday evening, June 11, 2012, at her home in Beverly Hills, said her close friend and fellow actress Anne Jeffreys. Rutherford had recently been in declining health with heart problems. In her later years, as Rutherford was one of the few surviving cast members of GWTW, she was very much in demand to make public appearances at GWTW-themed events although--by her own admission--her role as Carreen O'Hara was a relatively small and unimportant one. Rutherford appeared in about 60 other Hollywood films.
Tags: GWTW  Ann  Rutherford 
Added: 16th June 2012
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Posted By: Lava1964
Oliver Sipple - The Man Who Saved Gerald Ford On September 22, 1975, 33-year-old Oliver Sipple (the man with the sideburns in the left of the photo) was walking past the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco where President Gerald Ford was scheduled to speak. As Sipple moved forward to better hear Ford's speech, he noticed a woman standing next to him (later identified as Sara Jane Moore) reach into her raincoat and pull out a revolver. Sipple yelled, "Gun!" and instinctively grabbed for her arm and deflected it as she pulled the trigger. The bullet, intended for the president who was just 40 feet away, ricocheted off a wall and slightly wounded another bystander. Sipple, a decorated Vietnam vet, tackled Moore, prevented her from shooting again, and handed her over to the Secret Service. Oliver Sipple now became a reluctant celebrity. He was immediately hailed in the national press and received thousands of letters praising his heroics. However, President Ford only sent him a short note and avoided a personal meeting. News organizations wondered why the White House was avoiding Sipple. Although he was openly gay, Sipple’s sexual orientation was a secret from his family and employers. Accordingly, he asked the press to keep his sexuality off the record. However, news organizations refused to comply. The gay community saw the situation as a great opportunity. While discussing whether or not Sipple’s sexuality ought to be disclosed, prominent gay San Francisco's councilman Harvey Milk noted: “For once we can show that gays do heroic things, not just all that caca about molesting children and hanging out in bathrooms.” Milk further suggested that Sipple’s sexual orientation was the reason he received only a note from Ford rather than a formal invitation to the White House. Herb Caen, a columnist at The San Francisco Chronicle, outed Sipple as gay. The Chicago Sun-Times called him a ‘Homosexual Hero’; The Denver Post used the more pithy term ‘Gay Vet’. In Detroit, Sipple’s staunch Baptist family became the subject of ridicule and abuse by friends and neighbors. His mother refused to talk to him. When she died in 1979, his father told him not to attend the funeral. Sipple filed a $15-million invasion of privacy suit against seven newspapers and various publishers, but after a long and bitter process, the courts held that Sipple himself had become news, and that his sexual orientation was part of the story. Oliver Sipple sank into a downward spiral of depression, alcoholism, obesity and drug abuse. By the time he was found dead with an empty bottle of bourbon in 1989, Oliver Sipple was already a forgotten footnote to ethics and freedom of press. His apartment was littered with press clippings about that fateful day in 1975 when he saved a man’s life and subsequently ruined his own.
Tags: Oliver  Sipple  gay  assassination  hero  Ford 
Added: 9th July 2012
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Posted By: Lava1964
Nickelodeon Studios Opening Day Celebration Hour 1 of 3 June 7 1990 On June 7, 1990 Nickelodeon went live for the first time to open Nickelodeon Studios. The special aired only once. On April 30, 2005 Nickelodeon Studios closed forever. Blue Man Group had nothing to do with its closing; the closure of Nickelodeon Studios. If "blame" is to be assigned, then: 1) Blame "90's Kids" for losing interest in game shows. 2) Blame actors for refusing to move to Orlando to work @ the Studios. 3) Blame visitors to Universal who decided it wasn't worth it to take the tour and go to the store. Nickelodeon soon had trouble finding people (read "kids") to sit in the audience during the taping of shows. Why did kids turn their backs on the Studios? Sorry I'm unable to upload the 200mb file..would love to, until its fixed use the link below http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JK9beBuDKjY
Tags: Nickelodeon  Studios  Opening  Day  Celebration 
Added: 15th August 2012
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Posted By: masonx31
Wrestlemania III Hulk Hogan VS Andre The Giant March 29 1987 Wrestlemania 3 Hulk Hogan VS Andre The Giant March 29, 1987. WrestleMania III was the third annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). The event was held on March 29, 1987 at the Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan. The event is particularly notable for the record attendance of 93,173, the largest recorded attendance for a live indoor sporting event in North America. The event is considered to be the pinnacle of the 1980s wrestling boom. The record itself stood until February 14, 2010 when the 2010 NBA All-Star Game broke the indoor sporting event record with an attendance of 108,713 at Cowboys Stadium. The WWF generated $1.6 million in ticket sales. Almost one million fans watched the event at 160 closed circuit locations in North America. The number of people watching via pay-per-view was estimated at several million, and pay-per-view revenues were estimated at $10 million.
Tags: Wrestlemania  3  Hulk  Hogan  VS  Andre  The  Giant  March  29  1987 
Added: 18th August 2012
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Posted By: masonx31

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