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In Memoriam

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Kirstie Alley, Dead at 71

Kirstie Alley was the actress best known for portraying Rebecca Howe on Cheers from 1987 to 1993. She also starred in the films Summer School, Shoot to Kill, Look Who's Talking and its two sequels, Madhouse, Sibling Rivalry, Village of the Damned, It Takes Two, Deconstructing Harry, For Richer or
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Al Mair, Dead at 82

FOTM Alexander Mair co-founded Attic Records, which became one of the largest and most successful indie labels in Canadian history. Attic helped launch the careers of dozens of homegrown artists, including Anvil, Lee Aaron, Maestro Fresh Wes, the Nylons, Teenage Head and Triumph. In July, Al Mair was my guest
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Corporate Resistance With Ed Karthaus

I received some sad news yesterday. Ed Karthaus passed away. I've been working from home since October 2011, but before that, I had worked in corporate office environments since graduating university in 1998. We're talking software company offices mimicked brilliantly in Office Space. I could write a book or two
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In Flanders Field

In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved,
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Fred Hickman, Dead at 66

For a period of time Fred Hickman and Nick Charles hosting CNN's Sports Tonight was appointment viewing for me. Fun fact: Fred Hickman caused a controversy when he cast his first place vote for the 2000 NBA Most Valuable Player Award for Allen Iverson, preventing Shaquille O'Neal from becoming the
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Jerry Lee Lewis, Dead at 87

Nicknamed The Killer, Jerry Lee Lewis has been described as "rock n' roll's first great wild man and one of the most influential pianists of the 20th century. He recorded such hits as Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On", "Great Balls of Fire", "Breathless", and "High School Confidential".
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Bruce Sutter, Dead at 69

Bruce Sutter was the first pitcher inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame who never started a game. He was a six-time All-Star who led the National League in saves for five years and won the 1979 Cy Young Award. He posted 300 saves in a 12-year career with the
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Angela Lansbury, Dead at 96

Angela Lansbury was the actress best known for playing dauntless mystery novelist Jessica Fletcher on Murder, She Wrote but she earned Oscar nominations for her role as the maid in Gaslight, and as Sibyl in The Picture of Dorian Gray in 1945, and Laurence Harvey's manipulative mother in The Manchurian
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Sacheen Littlefeather, Dead at 75

Sacheen Littlefeather endured racist mockery and threats of arrest and violence when she appeared on Marlon Brando’s behalf at the 1973 Oscars and declined his award for Best Actor. Nearly 50 years later, the Academy issued her an apology. “The abuse you endured because of this statement was unwarranted
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