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Postby blackjack68 » Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:13 am

Bunny Wailer founding member of The Wailers dead at 73.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/musi ... t-1035643/

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Postby blackjack68 » Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:21 am

Good guy by all accounts

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Postby tifosi77 » Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:28 pm

I am simultaneously surprised that Walt hadn't died like 10 years ago, and surprised that he was only 82.

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Postby RonnieFranchise » Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:24 pm

RIP Mark Pavelich, of the 1980 US Gold Medal Olympic Men's Hockey Team at 63.

Sounds as though he was mentally unwell, family suspects he may have been suffering from CTE.

https://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/310 ... found-dead

Assisted on Eruzione's GWG vs the Soviets and played for the Rangers, Sharks, and North Stars in the NHL.

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Postby iamjs » Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:52 pm

RIP Mark Pavelich, of the 1980 US Gold Medal Olympic Men's Hockey Team at 63.

Sounds as though he was mentally unwell, family suspects he may have been suffering from CTE.

https://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/310 ... found-dead

Assisted on Eruzione's GWG vs the Soviets and played for the Rangers, Sharks, and North Stars in the NHL.
also only the only American to score five goals in a game.

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Postby Shyster » Mon Mar 08, 2021 6:26 pm

RIP former Morton Thiokol engineer Allan J. McDonald. If you've ever watched a documentary on the Challenger disaster, you probably saw Al McDonald. McDonald was the head of the booster program at Thiokol, which provided the SRBs for the Shuttle program. The day before the launch, McDonald and his team of engineers strenuously opposed launching during a teleconference with NASA officials, arguing that the freezing overnight temperatures made the launch unsafe. NASA officials pressured Thiokol for approval, and Thiokol management stepped in to override the engineers' decision and sign off on the launch. McDonald, who would normally be the one approving a launch, refused to do so and refused to sign the documents that Thiokol management put in front of him, saying "If anything happens to this launch, I wouldn’t want to be the person that has to stand in front of a board of inquiry to explain why we launched." Later on, McDonald blew the whistle on what happened when NASA and Thiokol attempted to downplay the events of that teleconference before the presidential commission. In return, Thiokol retaliated against McDonald and demoted him, but members of Congress introduced a joint resolution that threatened to forbid Thiokol from getting future NASA contracts given the company's punishment of McDonald and any other Thiokol engineers who spoke up. Thiokol backed down, promoted McDonald to vice president, and put him in charge of the (successful) effort to redesign the SRB joints that failed during the Challenger launch. McDonald died Saturday in Ogden, Utah, after suffering a fall and brain damage. He was 83 years old. RIP.

Remembering Allan McDonald: He Refused To Approve Challenger Launch, Exposed Cover-Up
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Postby tifosi77 » Mon Mar 08, 2021 6:48 pm

I have a very vivid memory of seeing that teleconference/80s Zoom dramatized some time ago, but can't remember the context. (Like if it was a documentary, or a show)

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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Mon Mar 08, 2021 7:47 pm

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Postby Dickie Dunn » Mon Mar 08, 2021 7:51 pm

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Postby iamjs » Tue Mar 09, 2021 1:01 pm

I had no idea until yesterday that he was involved with Pitt's roller hockey team in the mid 2000s.


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Postby Faftorial » Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:58 pm

RIP Roger Mudd last of NBC News. I had no idea he was still with us until today. Great broadcaster voice.
His 1979 interview of Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts was credited with crushing the senator’s presidential ambitions just as he was preparing to challenge President Jimmy Carter for the 1980 Democratic nomination.

Kennedy awkwardly offered incomplete, rambling answers to basic questions about his family and personal life and was stopped cold when Mr. Mudd asked him directly: “Why do you want to be president?”

There was a long, awkward pause before Kennedy could say a word. When Mr. Mudd asked what distinguished him from Carter, Kennedy failed to provide substantive answers to fundamental questions, giving viewers the impression that the senator was ill-prepared for the job of commander in chief.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/ob ... table-main

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Postby iamjs » Wed Mar 10, 2021 10:00 am

I remember him being on NBC Nightly News growing up and thought he was there longer than what he was. Turns out he was only there for maybe 3 years.

Mudd jumped from CBS to NBC after Dan Rather got the CBS Evening News spot in late 1980, with Rather making his debut in March 1981. Wikipedia shows Mudd's last day on NBC Nightly News as 9/5/83.

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Wed Mar 10, 2021 10:08 am

He narrated a lot of the old History Channel programs too.

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Postby shafnutz05 » Wed Mar 10, 2021 8:07 pm

Didn't see this posted.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/musi ... 39657/amp/
Louis Ottens — the Dutch engineer credited with inventing the audio cassette tape — has died at the age of 94.

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Postby tifosi77 » Wed Mar 10, 2021 8:10 pm

He narrated a lot of the old History Channel programs too.
Back in the days when it was the Hitlery Channel. :lol:

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Postby shoeshine boy » Thu Mar 11, 2021 1:49 pm

Clark Orwick, creator of Ded Bob, who performed at basically every Renaissance Fair ever.

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Postby RonnieFranchise » Fri Mar 12, 2021 8:19 pm

RIP rock musician and Cleveland Icon Michael Stanley, last Friday, of lung cancer. Just heard about this on Cleveland icon Drew Carey’s SXM show.



F cancer.

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Postby meow » Sat Mar 13, 2021 8:06 pm

Ah sht. One of my favorites. Lanky lefty

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Postby Dickie Dunn » Sat Mar 13, 2021 9:17 pm

Hagler-Hearns is one of my favorite fights of all time. RIP.

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Postby PFiDC » Sat Mar 13, 2021 10:01 pm

Hagler-Hearns is one of my favorite fights of all time. RIP.
My oldest brother would pop in the VHS we used to record that fight at least once a week. I could probably chronicle each punch thrown from memory.

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Postby PFiDC » Sat Mar 13, 2021 10:02 pm

And yes, it's one of the greatest overall fights ever. 2 guys at the height of their game giving it all.

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Postby MalkinIsMyHomeboy » Sun Mar 14, 2021 4:03 am

It was before my time but I’ve heard of the fight before

Just watched it. My god. It’s haymaker after haymaker on both sides. Absolutely deserving of the hype


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