Friday, January 21, 2022

Harlem Globetrotters great Curly Neal dies at 77

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JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer Fred "Curly" Neal, the dribbling wizard who entertained millions with the Harlem Globetrotters for parts of three decades, has died....

Country superstar Kenny Rogers dies at 81

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KRISTIN M. HALL AP Entertainment Writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kenny Rogers, the smooth, Grammy-winning balladeer who spanned jazz, folk, country and pop with such...

Joe Coulombe, founder of popular Trader Joe’s markets, dies

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JOHN ROGERS Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joe Coulombe envisioned a new generation of young grocery shoppers emerging in the 1960s, one that wanted...

Computer scientist who pioneered ‘copy’ and ‘paste’ has died

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NEW YORK (AP) — Larry Tesler, the Silicon Valley pioneer who created the now-ubiquitous computer concepts such as "cut," "copy" and "paste," has died....

Kirk Douglas, longtime influential movie star, dies at 103

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HILLEL ITALIE AP National Writer Kirk Douglas, the intense, muscular actor with the dimpled chin who starred in "Spartacus," "Lust for Life" and dozens of...

‘Naughty boy’: Monty Python star Terry Jones dies at 77

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JILL LAWLESS Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Terry Jones, a founding member of the anarchic Monty Python troupe who was hailed by colleagues as "the...

Temecula resident, ‘Colors of the Mountain’ author Da Chen dies at 57

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JOHN ROGERS Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Da Chen, the brilliant storyteller who drew from the hardships he suffered as a persecuted child growing...

Neil Peart, drummer for influential rockers Rush, dead at 67

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SANTA MONICA (AP) — Neil Peart, the renowned drummer and lyricist from the influential Canadian band Rush, has died. He was 67. His representative, Elliot...

Prolific ‘Graduate’ writer-actor Buck Henry dies at 89

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ANDREW DALTON Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Buck Henry, "The Graduate" co-writer who as screenwriter, character actor, "Saturday Night Live" host and cherished talk-show...

‘Prozac Nation’ author Elizabeth Wurtzel dies at age 52

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NEW YORK (AP) — Elizabeth Wurtzel, whose blunt and painful confessions of her struggles with addiction and depression in the best-selling "Prozac Nation" made...