Archive for April 26th, 2013

RARE NICKEL HAS SOLD FOR MILLIONS!

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SCHAUMBERG, Ill. (AP) – A rare century-old U.S. nickel that was once mistakenly declared a fake has sold at auction for more than $3.1 million.

The 1913 Liberty Head nickel is one of only five known to exist. But it’s the coin’s
back story that adds to its cachet: It was surreptitiously and illegally cast, discovered
in a car wreck that killed its owner, declared a fake, forgotten in a closet for
decades then declared the real deal.

It was offered for sale by four Virginia siblings at a rare coin and currency auction in
the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg on Thursday, and sold for well over the expected 
$2.5 million.

The winning bidders were two men from Lexington, Ky., and Panama City, Fla., who 
bought the coin in partnership.

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DUANE’S GUITAR HEROES

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THE ‘’TITAN OF TWANG’’ IS 75 TODAY

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Duane Eddy is a Grammy Award-winning guitarist who began
playing at the age of five.
His “twangy” guitar sound is heard
on a string of hit records from the late 1950s and early 1960s.

 

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A GOLDEN VOICE IS SILENT AT 81!

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      George Glenn Jones (September 12, 1931 – April 26, 2013)

Country music star George Jones died early in the morning. He had been
hospitalized since April 18 at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville with
fever and irregular blood pressure.
       

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CAROL BURNETT IS 80 TODAY

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Actress/comedian Carol Creighton Burnett is best known for her
long-running TV variety show,
The Carol Burnett Show on CBS
(1967-1978).

 

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