Archive for April 16th, 2013

POPULAR SPORTSCASTER HAS DIED AT 82

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    George Allen "Pat" Summerall
(May 10, 1930 – April 16, 2013)

DALLAS (AP) – Pat Summerall was the calm alongside John Madden’s storm.

Over four decades, Summerall described some of the biggest games in America
in his deep, resonant voice. Simple, spare, he delivered the details on 16 Super
Bowls, the Masters and the U.S. Open tennis tournament with a simple, understated
style that was the perfect complement for the "booms!" and "bangs!" of Madden,
his football partner for the last half of the NFL player-turned-broadcaster’s career.

Summerall died Tuesday at age 82 of cardiac arrest, said University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center spokesman Jeff Carlton, speaking on behalf of 
Summerall’s wife, Cheri.

 

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In the broadcast booth with Pat Summerall (Left) and John Madden

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BELOVED GOSPEL SINGER IS DEAD AT 104

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     George Beverly "Bev" Shea
(February 1, 1909 – April 16, 2013)

CHARLOTTE, N.C.(AP) – George Beverly Shea, the booming baritone
who sang to millions of Christians at evangelist Billy Graham’s crusades,
died Tuesday after a brief illness.

Spokesman Brent Rinehart of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
said Shea died in Asheville after a brief illness.

Shea was well-known as a gospel soloist before he and Graham met in
the early 1940s. He joined Graham’s crusade team in 1947 and stayed
until Graham’s declining health ended most of the evangelist’s public
appearances nearly 60 years later.

Besides his distinctive voice, Shea was known for his trademark rendition
of "How Great Thou Art" and his inspirational "The Wonder of It All." He
performed live before an estimated 200 million at crusades over the years
and recorded more than 70 albums.

Graham said at Shea’s 100th birthday celebration in February 2009 that
he couldn’t have had a ministry without Shea.

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PORTLAND POSTCARD ~ CITY HALL

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Postmark: 1907

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ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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Michael Jordan turned 50 on February 17

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“THE POLISH PRINCE” IS 78 TODAY

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Bobby Vinton

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The most popular recording of the song “Blue Velvet” was recorded by
Bobby Vinton. It hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on September
21, 1963, and held the top spot for three weeks and also spent eight
weeks atop the Middle-Road charts.

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