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FORMER PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZER DIES AT 52

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Jerome Kersey (June 26, 1962 – February 18, 2015)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jerome Kersey, the small forward who
played his first 11 NBA seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers
and helped the San Antonio Spurs win the 1999 title, has died.

The Trail Blazers confirmed Wednesday night that Kersey had
died suddenly after collapsing outside the team office on the
way to his car.

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NEWSMAKERS ON THIS DAY

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John Belmont

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John Joseph Travolta is 61 years old today.

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RECORDED ON THIS DAY IN 1959

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Ray Charles

The song “What’d I Say” was improvised one evening late in 1958
when Charles, his orchestra, and backup singers had played their
entire set list at a show and still had time left; the response from
many audiences was so enthusiastic that Charles announced to
his producer that he was going to record it.

For the rest of his career, Charles closed every concert with the
song. It was added to the National Recording Registry in 2002
and ranked at number 10 in Rolling Stone ‘​s "The 500 Greatest
Songs of All Time
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