Archive for January 10th, 2011

DIRECTOR PETER YATES ~ DEAD AT 81

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British filmmaker Peter Yates, who sent Steve McQueen screeching through
the streets of San Francisco in a Ford Mustang in "Bullitt," has died at the age of 81.

Yates was nominated for four Academy Awards – two as director and two as producer
for the cycling tale "Breaking Away" and the backstage drama "The Dresser." (AP)

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‘BIG GEORGE’ IS 62 YEARS OLD TODAY

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George Foreman is a two-time former World Heavyweight Boxing
Champion and Olympic gold medalist. The Boxing Hall of Famer has
been called one of the hardest hitters in boxing history. George is 
an ordained minister and has his own church.

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George Forman, left, was defeated by Muhammad Ali with
an 8th round TKO in 1974. The match became known as the
“Rumble in the Jungle”. 

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George is now known for the popular George Forman Grill.

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POSTCARD OF PORTLAND FROM 1914

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FIRST ALBUM RELEASED IN THE US ON THIS DATE IN 1964

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The Beatles album introducing…THE BEATLES was released in United States
by the Chicago based VEE-JAY label just ten days prior to the release of 
MEET THE BEATLES! by Capital Records. After much legality, VEE-JAY was
allowed to sell their album until late 1964. 
   

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RICHARD ‘DICK’ WINTERS DEAD AT 92

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Richard “Dick” Winters, the Easy Company commander whose World War ll exploits were made famous by the book and television miniseries “Band of Brothers,” died last week in central Pennsylvania. He was 92.

According to a statement made by a longtime friend, Winters died following a several-year battle with Parkinson’s Disease. (AP)

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