Archive for March 23rd, 2011

AMANDA PLUMMER IS 54 TODAY

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Amanda  Plummer is the daughter of actors Tammy Grimes and Christopher Plummer. She is best known for her Tony-winning work on stage and for her roles in such notable films as Pulp Fiction (1994) and The Fisher King (1991), in addition to her Emmy-winning work on television.

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Amanda Plummer in Pulp Fiction

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THE FATHER OF THE U.S. SPACE PROGRAM ~ BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1912

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Wernher von Braun  was a German born rocket scientist, engineer, space architect,
and one of the leading figures in the development of rocket technology in Germany  
and the United States during and after World War ll. A former member of the Nazi  
Party and a commissioned SS officer, von Braun would later be regarded as the 
preeminent rocket engineer of the 20th century in his role with the U.S. civilian
space agency NASA. In 1955, ten years after entering this country, Von Braun
became a naturalized citizen. He lead the development of the Saturn V booster
rocket that helped land the first men on the Moon in 1969. Von Braun received the
National Medal of Science in 1975. He died on June 16, 1977 of pancreatic cancer 
at the age of 65. 

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THE OREGONIAN, NOVEMBER 1, 1996

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ARVYDAS SABONIS

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FROM PORTLAND’S PAST ~ 1950

The Little Waldorf, Interstate Avenue and Skidmore, Portland Oregon circa 1950_
Little Waldorf, Interstate Avenue and Skidmore, Portland Oreogn circa 1950_ copy

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GAME SHOW ENDED ON THIS DATE IN 1973

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NBC’s Concentration, aired for 14  years, 7 months for a total of 3,770 telecasts
from August 25, 1958 to March 23, 1973, the longest run of any game show on
NBC. The series was hosted by Hugh Downs (pictured above) and later by Bob
Clayton (below). For a six-month period from March to September 1969, Ed
McMahan hosted the show which was based on the children’s memory game
of the same name.
 

BOB CLAYTON
Rare shot of Bob Clayton in front of the puzzle board

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The first issue of the Concentration Puzzles magazine

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