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In Memoriam

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Elgin Baylor, Dead at 86

Elgin Baylor played 14 seasons in the NBA for the Minneapolis/Los Angeles Lakers, appearing in eight NBA Finals. He was the number one draft pick in 1958, NBA Rookie of the Year in 1959, an 11-time NBA All-Star, and a 10-time member of the All-NBA first team, and is
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Sheila Will Be Missed

I learned some awful news this evening. Sheila Knesewitsch passed away suddenly last Thursday night. She was only 53. I first got to know Sheila when she attended the very first TMLX at Great Lakes Brewery. She's been to five of our six TMLX events, including TMLX6, which was held
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Walter Gretzky, Dead at 82

Walter Gretzky was Canada's Hockey Dad, raising and coaching his son Wayne Gretzky, arguably the greatest hockey player of all-time. I always enjoyed Walter telling the story about getting the call from Wayne after he scored his 50th goal in his 39th game. I remember I got a phone call
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Mary Wilson, Dead at 76

Mary Wilson was a founding member of The Supremes. She, along with Diana Ross and Florence Ballard, had  12 number one hits with songs like Baby Love, Come See About Me, Back In My Arms Again, You Can't Hurry Love and Stop! In the Name of Love.
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Jim Bawden, Dead at 75

Jim Bawden had been a TV critic for 40 years starting at The Globe And Mail in 1970. In 1971 he became TV critic at The Spectator and in 1980 TV columnist at The Toronto Star, Canada's largest newspaper, retiring in 2008. He had written widely on movies and TV
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