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HORROR DIRECTOR IS 70 TODAY

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John Howard Carpenter

Director and composer John Carpenter is known for his horror,
thriller and science fiction films. His filmography includes The
Thing (1982), Big Trouble in Little China (1986), Halloween (1978),
Escape from New York (1981) and Starman (1984). He has
composed most of the music for his films. Carpenter made
short horror films on 8mm before high school.

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Carpenter at the keyboard.

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MODEL FOR MOVIE COPS HAS DIED AT 86

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David Ramon "Dave" Toschi

(July 11, 1931 – January 6, 2018)

Dave Toschi, the lead detective in San Francisco’s unsolved
Zodiac serial-killer case of the 1960s and ‘70s, and who
served as the model for Harry Callahan, Clint Eastwood’s
"Dirty Harry" movie character, has died. 

His daughter said Toschi died Saturday at his home in San
Francisco after a prolonged illness.

Toschi’s stylish detective work immediately caught the eye of
Hollywood, with Steve McQueen basing his character in the
1968 film “Bullitt” after him. (FoxNews)

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Toschi received a full portrayal by actor Mark Ruffalo (above)
in the 2007 movie “Zodiac,” based on the killings.

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Clint Eastwood in “Dirty Harry”, 1971.

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RECAPPING PAST WORLD NEWS

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SANDY KOZEL

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Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977)


Known as "The King of Rock n’ Roll," Elvis Presley rose to 
fame in the late 1950s, becoming a legendary presence in
cultural history and the best-selling solo artist in the history
of pop. He released such #1 singles as "
Hound Dog," and
"
Jailhouse Rock.”

 

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It was during this address
Johnson declared a "War on Poverty."

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President Johnson shaking hands during his official poverty tour
in 1964.

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Ramzi Yousef was sentenced to life in prison on this day in 1998 for
his role of mastermind behind the 1993 World Trade Center bombing
in New York.

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WAR TUNE RECORDED ON THIS DAY IN 1941

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This song by the Andrews Sisters is ranked No. 6 on Songs of the Century
and is considered an early jump blues jazz recording. It was introduced by
The Andrew Sisters in the Abbott and Costello film, Buck Privates  which
was in production when the song was recorded at Decca’s Hollywood
studios.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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ED DANAHUE

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On this day in 1879, Thomas Edison gave his first demonstration of incandescent lighting to an audience in Menlo Park,
NJ.

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On this day in 1961,  the U.S. Marshall Plan expired after distributing more than $12 billion in foreign aid.

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Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins is80 years old today.

Welsh actor Anthony Hopkins is best known for his portrayal of the serial
killer Hannibal Lecter, a role that won him the Academy Award for Best
Actor.


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Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter.

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