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SINGER WILL RETIRE LATE THIS YEAR

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Kenneth Ray Rogers will be 78 years old on August 21.

Singer Kenny Rogers has announced he is retiring after his current 200-date
tour. He admitted it will be difficult to hold back tears when he and Dolly Parton
perform together for the last time this fall. Rogers said he wants to spend more
time with his wife and twin boys.

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Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers

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NEW CLUE IN THE SEARCH FOR AMELIA?

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Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan.

(National Geographic) – Four bone-sniffing dogs that were brought to the remote
Pacific island of Nikumaroro to search for traces of Amelia Earhart have identified
a spot where the pioneering aviator may have died 80 years ago.

The dogs, four border collies named Marcy, Piper, Kayle, and Berkeley , arrived
on the island on June 30 as part of an expedition sponsored by The International
Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) and the National Geographic
Society.

Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, disappeared on July 2, 1937, on their
way to Howland Island — 350 nautical miles northeast of Nikumaroro along the
line of position that Earhart outlined in her last confirmed radio transmission.

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Earhart stands in front of the Lockheed Electra she was flying
when she vanished in 1937.

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‘STAR WARS’ DROID SELLS BIG AT AUCTION

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LOS ANGELES (AP) –  An R2-D2 droid that was used in several “Star Wars”
films has sold at auction for nearly $3 million.

The auction house Profiles in History said the 43-inch tall unit that was
compiled from parts used throughout filming of the original trilogy sold for
$2.76 million at an auction Wednesday.

There was no information about who purchased the droid, which was the
most expensive item offered in a movie memorabilia auction that included numerous props from the “Star Wars” franchise. 

 

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R2-D2, played by Kenny Baker, and Anthony Daniels as C-3PO
on the set of the original Star Wars film in 1976.


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ACTOR HAS DIED AT 84

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Roger LaVerne Smith (December 18, 1932 – June 4, 2017)

LOS ANGELES (AP) –  Actor Roger Smith, who brought glamour to the
TV detective genre as a hip private eye on the ABC series "77 Sunset
Strip," has died.

Jack Gilardi, who is the agent of Smith’s widow, actress Ann-Margret,
said the actor died Sunday morning at a Los Angeles hospital after
battling a terminal illness. Smith had battled the nerve disease
myasthenia gravis for many years.

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“77 Sunset Strip”, ABC-TV: 1958 – 1964.

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FRONTMAN HAS DIED AT 69

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Gregory LeNoir "Gregg" Allman (December 8, 1947 – May 27, 2017)

Gregg Allman, the legendary frontman of The Allman Brothers, died Saturday
at his home in Savannah, Georgia due to complications of liver cancer. He had
a history of health problems in the past and underwent a liver transplant in
2010.

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