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ACTOR ALBERT FINNEY HAS DIED AT 82

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Albert Finney (May 9, 1936 – February 7, 2019) 

LONDON (AP) — British actor Albert Finney, the Academy
Award-nominated star of films from "Tom Jones" to
"Skyfall," has died. 

Finney’s family said Friday that he "passed away peacefully
after a short illness with those closest to him by his side."

Finney was a rare star who managed to avoid the Hollywood
limelight for more than five decades after bursting to
international fame in 1963 in the title role of "Tom Jones."

The film gained him the first of five Oscar nominations. Others
followed for "Murder on the Orient Express," ”The Dresser,"
”Under the Volcano" and "Erin Brockovich."

In later years he brought authority to action movies, including
the James Bond thriller "Skyfall" and two of the Bourne films.

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CANCER TAKES FRANK ROBINSON AT AGE 83

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Frank Robinson (August 31, 1935 – February 7, 2019)

Frank Robinson played in Major League Baseball for five teams from 1956 to
1976, and became the only player to win the
MLB Most Valuable Player Award
in both the
National League and American League. He won the Triple Crown,
was a member of two teams that won the
World Series (the 1966 and 1970
Baltimore Orioles), and amassed the fourth-most career home runs at the
time of his retirement (he is currently 10th). Robinson was elected to the
Baseball Hall of Fame in
1982.

Robinson was the first black manager in MLB history. He managed the
Cleveland Indians during the last two years of his playing career, with
a 186–189 record. He went on to manage the
San Francisco Giants, the
Baltimore Orioles, and the Montreal Expos/Washington Nationals. He
was the honorary President of the
American League. Robinson died in
Los Angeles as a result of bone cancer.

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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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The Beatles arrived at JFK airport in New York City to begin their
first
U.S.
tour on this day in 1964. The arrival of the Fab Four from
England was dubbed…“Beatlemania”. A new era of Rock ‘n’ Roll
began.

       

        
        
       
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Troyal Garth Brooks is 57 years old today.

Pop country singer and musician Garth Brooks was named the Best-Selling
Solo Artist of the Century in the United States by the RIAA in 2007.
His first
album, an EP, hit #2 on the Country Billboard in 1989. Brooks released six
albums that went diamond by the time he returned from retirement in 2009. 

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OLD BIBLE RETRIEVED FROM SMUGGLERS

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(Fox News) – Turkey officials found an ancient Bible believed to be 1,200 years
old in a dramatic operation.  

The ancient text is in a frail condition, made of leather with gold lettering, and religious symbols and motifs appear on the pages. The Bible is 34 pages long
and has a cross and a star of David inside the book.


According to a Turkey news station, police recovered the ancient Bible as part
of an anti-smuggling operation on Monday in the city of Kayapınar, hours away from Syria. Police say three suspects were caught while trying to sell it in a
shoe store (below).

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PARKINSON’S IS TAKING SINGERS VOICE

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(Fox News) – Crooner Linda Ronstadt (above) is losing her voice to Parkinson’s disease. The 72 year old singer revealed that her voice started to go as early as 2000, though she didn’t reveal her Parkinson’s diagnosis to the world until 2013
and didn’t stop performing until 2009. She will be inducted into the 2014 Rock
and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 at the Barclays Center in New York.

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Linda Ronstadt during her early career.

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