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Re: Passings Away in 2015 and 2016
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2015, 11:00:15 PM »
Note: As many of you Town hall readers know there was a terrorist attack in San Bernardino on December 02, in which 14 were killed and 21 injured. One may still be in critical condition.  The perpetrators were a married couple, the man being a native born American of Middle Eastern descent and one who was naturalized by marriage, his Pakistani wife.  I don't think the names of the victims were released yet. They shot and killed 14 and then were in a high speed shootout and were taken out by police.
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2015 San Bernardino shooting.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_San_Bernardino_shooting#Victims  Victims
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This article documents a current event. Information may change rapidly as the event progresses, and initial news reports may be unreliable. The last updates to this article may not reflect the most current information. (December 2015)

Fourteen civilians were killed and 21 others injured at the Inland Regional Center, including five adult patients who were transported to nearby Loma Linda University Medical Center (the only Level I trauma center in the region) and six patients to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. One police officer was injured in the gunfight by a bullet and hospitalized. Another officer was injured by flying glass or shrapnel.

Of the 14 deaths, 12 were county employees. Their ages ranged from 26 to 60.

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Re: Passings Away in 2015 and 2016
« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2016, 10:41:05 AM »
Yowbarb Note: Winter Storm GOLIATH claimed the life of country star and friend, Chase. Chase Morland's body was found two days later. The friends' boat had apparently overturned, and Strickland's dog was found alive. Chase (Craig's) dog 'Sam was a brave boy. He wouldn't leave Chase's body until the Warden found him." from a tweet by Helen Strickland.
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Backroad Anthem (Craig Strickland) - Fishing for a Country Girl 1:45   22,389 views

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January 04, 2016  Craig Strickland, 29, American country singer. (body found on this date)

http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/04/entertainment/missing-country-singer-oklahoma/index.html

Country singer Craig Strickland found dead

By Ana Cabrera and Jason Hanna, CNN Updated 12:54 PM ET, Tue January 5, 2016 | Video Source: CNN

CNN)—Country music singer Craig Strickland has been found dead more than a week after he went missing in a powerful winter storm, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Monday.

Strickland, a 29-year-old vocalist in the country rock band Backroad Anthem, was duck hunting with his friend Chase Morland late last month at Oklahoma's Kaw Lake as a fierce winter weather system was hitting central portions of the country, the band said.

Rain, sleet and snow pelted the area, with wind gusts of up to 45 mph and wind chills as low as 15 degrees Fahrenheit. Morland acknowledged the danger in a haunting tweet December 26.

"In case we don't come back, @BackroadCRAIG and I are going right through Winter Storm Goliath to kill ducks in Oklahoma. #IntoTheStorm."

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Re: Passings Away in 2015 and 2016
« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2016, 11:06:46 AM »
Sad, Sad story.  RIP Chase.

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« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2016, 05:27:18 PM »

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Chiyo Nohara, who died aged 60, was member of the research team that published the first scientific evidence of harm to a living organism from radioactive contamination due to the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Susie Greaves
Courage and heroism
In August 2012, the journal Nature published evidence that artificial radionuclides from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant caused physiological and genetic damage to the pale grass blue butterfly Zizeeria mara [1]. Among the team at University of the Ryukyus Okinawa undertaking the research was a mature student in her first year, Chiyo Nohara.  Chiyo died on 28 October 2015 at the age of 60 from a heart attack. Chiyo was a scientist who set out to protect her fellow human beings despite great pressure from the authorities and at great risk to her own life.
Chiyo once said to a friend [2] “No matter how much you researched and knew, it would be pointless if you die before letting the world know about what you learned”. Fortunately, Chiyo’s research was published, and provided the first scientific evidence of harm to a living organism from the accident at Fukushima.  I will not describe the research itself, which is available in print [1]. (See also [3] Fukushima Mutant Butterflies Confirm Harm from Low-Dose Radiation, SiS 56.) Instead, I would like to concentrate on her response to the accident at Fukushima, and pay tribute to the intelligence, courage, and energy of Nohara and her team-mates in initiating the research, in undertaking the fieldwork, conducting laboratory experiments, and later defending their work against critics.
Chiyo was born 8 May 1955 in Ube city of Yamaguchi prefecture. She studied economics at Okayama University and Aichi University; taught accounting at university level, publishing numerous papers and was involved in public auditing at a local and national government level. But in 2010, at the age of 55, partly because her own daughter suffered allergies, Chiyo became interested in environmental health. She resigned from her university post and enrolled in the Biology graduate school programme of the Faculty of Science at University of the Ryukyus.
Accident at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant
When the accident at Fukushima occurred in March 2011, Chiyo was only in her first year of study. Nevertheless, she persuaded her team that research in the Fukushima area was of crucial importance, and that it had to be started immediately. She had already been active in donating money and supplies to the victims of the tsunami and earthquake, but she said [4]:“I want to go to Fukushima.  I want to see the stricken areas with my own eyes”.  She said she “wanted to do anything” to help the people affected by the accident.
The graduate team, led by Associate Professor Joji Otaki, specialised in molecular physiology, and had been researching the mechanism of the pale grass blue butterfly’s (Zizeeria maha) peculiar colour patterns which are influenced by environmental conditions such as temperature. He saw that this species of butterfly could be used as an environmental indicator.
Conducting research in the contaminated territories
After much heart-searching three members of the graduate school decided to go to the contaminated territories of Fukushima. They all signed a written disclaimer [4]: “I am fully aware of the dangers of my activities in relatively high radiation level areas”.  But several days before their scheduled trip to Fukushima, they were summoned to the Dean’s office. Chiyo and her team were subjected to some aggressive and unpleasant questioning from the Dean, the sub-Dean, and another member of staff. They were challenged with regard to their preparation and planning, and about the reaction they would elicit from people in Fukushima prefecture “when they see a team of the University of the Ryukyus pursuing butterflies with butterfly nets, while they are desperately searching for missing relatives [from the tsunami].”
Eventually, permission was given, subject to the correct radiological protection measures and strict crisis management planning in the event of another explosion at the nuclear power station. Interestingly the sub-Dean paid his respect to the team later saying that many research teams will not take risks for fear of losing funds but “this research team doesn’t care about such risks.  They just want to know what is happening there.  I support their work, but they make me nervous”.
The team left on 13 May 2011 for a six day field trip. They carried a Geiger counter to record radiation levels and gave themselves a strict 20 minute time limit at any one site. If no butterflies were found they moved on. They visited 15 sites in 4 prefectures (Tokyo, Ibaraki, Fukushima, Miyagi), and flew back to Okinawa on the 18 May with 144 butterflies.
Chiyo worries about her health
The work was continued over the next months in the university laboratories in Okinawa, and in September the team visited Fukushima prefecture once again and collected more specimens. Part of the laboratory research involved feeding the butterflies on oxalis corniculata contaminated by radionuclides from the Fukushima area. It was Chiyo and her husband who made the trips to the contaminated territories to collect contaminated oxalis - 15 trips in the space of 18 months. Inevitably Chiyo worried about her health. A friend said [2] “every time she went to Fukushima to collect butterflies, and every time she measured the radiation level of the contaminated oxalis, her physical condition deteriorated.But she did not want young students to do the job.”
The team collected first-voltine adults in the Fukushima area in May 2011 and some of these showed abnormalities. They reared two generations of progeny in the laboratories in Okinawa and found that although these had not been exposed to radiation, they had more severe abnormalities. They were also able to produce similar abnormalities in individuals from non-contaminated areas by external and internal low-dose exposures. Adult butterflies were collected from the Fukushima area in September 2011, and these butterflies showed more severe abnormalities than those collected in May. The team concluded that the artificial radionuclides from the Fukushima nuclear power plant had caused physiological and genetic damage to this species of butterfly.
Research “important and overwhelming in its implications”
The research was first published in August 2012 in Nature and international response was immediate [2]. The BBC detailed the research findings and included the comment that the study was “important and overwhelming in its implications for both the human and biological communities in Fukushima” [5]. Le Monde in France was more explicit, saying that although officially no-one has yet died from the effects of the radiation from Fukushima, many experts believe that people will fall ill and die in the years to come [6]. The BBC and the German TV company, ARD, came to interview Professor Otaki in Okinawa, and the American TV networks ABC, CNN and Fox also covered the story.
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Re: Passings Away in 2015 and 2016
« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2016, 12:22:29 AM »
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Re: Passings Away in 2015 and 2016
« Reply #20 on: January 26, 2016, 02:08:47 PM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abe_Vigoda

Abraham Charles "Abe" Vigoda (/vᵻˈɡoʊdə/; February 24, 1921 – January 26, 2016) was an American film and television actor.

Vigoda is most notable for his portrayal of Sal Tessio in the Francis Ford Coppola film The Godfather, for the film Joe Versus the Volcano, and for his portrayal of Detective Sgt. Phil Fish on the television sitcom series Barney Miller from 1975 to 1977 and on its spinoff show Fish that aired from February 1977 to June 1978 on ABC.

After mistaken reports of his death in 1982 and 1987, Vigoda was the subject of several running gags as to whether he was dead or alive. He died on January 26, 2016, in his daughter's home at Woodland Park, New Jersey.
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Re: Passings Away in 2015 and 2016
« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2016, 09:59:06 AM »
To kill a Mockingbird Miss Dubose scene  2:00  47,477 views

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WASHINGTON, Feb 19 (Reuters) -

Harper Lee, who wrote one of America's most enduring literary classics, "To Kill a Mockingbird," about a child's view of right and wrong and waited 55 years to publish a second book with the same characters from a very different point of view, has died at the age of 89, local Alabama news site reported on Friday.

Multiple sources in Lee's hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, confirmed the writer's death, according to Al.com.

For decades it was thought Lee would never follow up "To Kill a Mockingbird" and the July 2015 publication of "Go Set a Watchman" was a surprising literary event - as well as a shock for devotees of "Mockingbird." 

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Re: Passings Away in 2015 and 2016
« Reply #22 on: February 19, 2016, 01:27:14 PM »
"To Kill a Mockingbird" is one of my all time favorite books and movies.  I can't say enough about either one.  When she came out with "Go Set a Watchman", I knew then she was going to die.  But Scout, Boo, and all the rest will live on forever.

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Re: Passings Away in 2015 and 2016
« Reply #23 on: March 12, 2016, 12:45:53 PM »
"To Kill a Mockingbird" is one of my all time favorite books and movies.  I can't say enough about either one.  When she came out with "Go Set a Watchman", I knew then she was going to die.  But Scout, Boo, and all the rest will live on forever.

That is one of my favorite movies too.
About time I read that book.

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Re: Passings Away in 2015 and 2016
« Reply #24 on: March 12, 2016, 12:59:56 PM »
Anyone remember Emerson, Lake and Palmer?
That was some of the most ground making music at that time...really loved it...
Here is a paragraph from Wikipedia on Brian's passing...he was afflicted with diverticular disease...possibly. A short music video from a TX paper. Below that, don't miss the you tube video...
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Keith Noel Emerson (2 November 1944 – 10 March 2016) [possible suicide]
was an English keyboardist and composer. Early in his career he played in the Keith Emerson Trio, John Brown's Bodies, Gary Farr and the T-Bones, the V.I.P.s and P. P. Arnold's backing band the Nice. Emerson found his first commercial success with the Nice in the late 1960s, before becoming a founding member of Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP), one of the early supergroups, in 1970. Emerson, Lake & Palmer were critically and commercially successful through much of the 1970s, becoming one of the best-known progressive rock groups of the era.
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FROM THE BEGINNING - Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP) (With Lyrics on screen)

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From the Beginning is a song written by Greg Lake and performed by the progressive rock trio Emerson, Lake & Palmer. It was released on their 1972 album Trilogy. It is driven by an acoustic guitar line with layers of electric guitar (both rhythm and lead), electric bass guitar, and sung by Lake, with some backing on drums (played by Carl Palmer with tympani mallets and without cymbals), and with a distinctive closing synthesizer solo from Keith Emerson, accompanied by overdubbed random synthesizer-generated effects. It hit #39 in the US and was their highest charting single.
The song was covered by the heavy metal band Dokken and Czech folk rock band Marsyas, albeit under a different name (Studená koupel) with a Czech version of the lyrics.
 

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Re: Passings Away in 2015 and 2016
« Reply #25 on: March 22, 2016, 02:29:43 PM »
Yowbarb Note:  Update from Wikipedia and the number could go up. Approximately 34 people perished in Brussels this morning from a terrorist attack. This happened about 8 AM local time,  3 AM EDT.
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"Thirty-four people, including two suicide bombers, were killed in the bombings. Fourteen died at Brussels Airport, while the remaining 20 died at the metro station.
250 people were injured."
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https://www.yahoo.com/news/live-blog--deadly-bombings-rock-brussels-airport--subway-113702365.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_Brussels_bombings

On the morning of 22 March 2016, three coordinated bombings occurred in Belgium: two at Brussels Airport in Zaventem and one at Maalbeek metro station in Brussels. In these attacks, 34 people were killed, including two suicide bombers, and 250 others were injured, resulting in three days of national mourning in Belgium. An assault rifle and a third bomb were found during a search of the airport. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the attacks. It was the deadliest act of terrorism on Belgian soil.
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« Reply #26 on: March 29, 2016, 02:59:00 PM »
https://weather.com/news/weather/news/seven-killed-in-plane-crash-amid-srong-winds-in-quebec

Former Canadian Minister May Be Among 7 Killed in High Winds Plane Crash

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Mar 29 2016 12:00 AM EDT

A small plane crash Tuesday may have claimed the lives of a former Canadian cabinet minister and his family.

Seven people were killed when the aircraft crashed on approach to the Havre-aux-Maisons airport in the Iles-de-la-Madeleine in Eastern Quebec, while the region was under an alert for strong winds from Environment Canada.

"A robust low-pressure system tracked through the Gulf of St. Lawrence on Tuesday," said weather.com meteorologist Quincy Vagell, "and strong winds were reported across the region where the plane crashed, with frequent gusts over 40 mph."

In addition, Vagell said, rain in the area changed to snow during the afternoon, lowering visibility to less than 1 mile at times.

"The crash took place in a field on approach to the airport," said Quebec provincial police Sgt. Daniel Thibodeau, who described the weather conditions as "not ideal" for flying.

According to several reports, the plane is believed to have been carrying former federal cabinet minister and political pundit Jean Lapierre and his family, the Montreal Gazette reports.

Lapierre was a former member of the Canadian House of Commons and served as Minister of Transport from 2004 too 2006.

TVA Nouvelles confirms that Mr. Lapierre had chartered an aircraft to get to the Îles-de- la-Madeleine to attend the funeral of his father, who died at age 83 as a result of Parkinson's disease.
The plane, a charter, is known to have departed from the St-Hubert airport at about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, the Montreal Gazette, reports. The plane was a Mitsubishi turboprop and is believed to have belonged to a private company.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is deploying a team of investigators.

- This is a developing news story. Please check back frequently for the latest updates.

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Re: Passings Away in 2015 and 2016
« Reply #27 on: April 08, 2016, 01:03:49 PM »
I've had nothing but trouble trying to post today here and on other sites. See the entire article on the site below.

Note from Barb: The Democratic Senator from Virginia was in office from January 2008 – April 4, 2016. He suddenly passed away on the 4th. Since he was 68, it was likely assumed he passed from natural causes. A link: http://wydaily.com/2016/04/04/local-news-state-sen-john-miller-dies-at-68/

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« Reply #28 on: April 21, 2016, 01:44:32 PM »

Prince Performs “Purple Rain” During Downpour | Super Bowl XLI Halftime Show | NFL   

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« Reply #29 on: April 21, 2016, 03:21:30 PM »
Yowbarb Note: Citizens of his town, CHANHASSEN, Minn are particularly shocked and saddened. Prince was an active member of the community, helping to mentor young musicians and with a large studio. He was community - minded and beloved by many. Large crowds in Chanhassen as people are paying tribute near his studio and home. Purple balloons and purple flowers are everywhere. Prince fell ill in Atlanta and the plane had to be stopped. At home he had flulike symptoms and was found deceased this morning. The source of that is a CNN TV documentary.
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http://www.msn.com/en-us/music/celebrity/prince-among-most-inventive-musicians-of-modern-era-dies/ar-BBs4NLJ?ocid=spartanntp

Prince, among most inventive musicians of modern era, dies   

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CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — Prince, one of the most inventive and influential musicians of modern times with hits including "Little Red Corvette," ''Let's Go Crazy" and "When Doves Cry," was found dead at his home on Thursday in suburban Minneapolis. He was 57.

His publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, told The Associated Press that the superstar "died at his home this morning at Paisley Park." The local sheriff said deputies found Prince unresponsive in an elevator late Thursday morning after being summoned to his home, but that first-responders couldn't revive him.

No details about what may have caused his death have been released. Prince postponed a concert in Atlanta on April 7, after coming down with the flu, and he apologized to fans during a makeup concert last week.

President Barack Obama released a statement Thursday saying he and his wife "joined millions of fans from around the world" in mourning Prince's sudden death.

"Few artists have influenced the sound and trajectory of popular music more distinctly, or touched quite so many people with their talent," said Obama, for whom Prince was a White House guest last year. "'A strong spirit transcends rules,' Prince once said — and nobody's spirit was stronger, bolder, or more creative."

The dazzlingly talented and charismatic singer, songwriter, arranger and instrumentalist drew upon musicians ranging from James Brown to Jimi Hendrix to the Beatles, creating a widely imitated blend of rock, funk and soul.

The Minneapolis native broke through in the late 1970s with the hits "Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?" and "I Wanna Be Your Lover," and soared over the following decade with such albums as "1999" and "Purple Rain." The title song from "1999" includes one of the most quoted refrains of popular culture: "Tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999."
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