Archive for April 23rd, 2015

VETERAN BROADCASTER HAS DIED AT 56

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Steven Patrick "Steve" Byrnes (April 14, 1959 – April 21, 2015)

A NASCAR broadcaster whose career included stints with CBS, Fox Sports Net
and TNN is dead. Steve Byrnes died in the early hours of Tuesday as a result
of complications from cancer in Fort Mill, South Carolina.

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Steve Byrnes (left) with racing legend Dale Earnhardt

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SINGER’S GLASSES STOLEN FROM MUSEUM

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Officials say a pair of Elton John’s heart-shaped
glasses has been stolen from a display case at a Memphis museum.

Memphis police said Wednesday the glasses were taken from the Memphis
Rock n’ Soul Museum. Officers were called to the museum Tuesday night,
when employees noticed the glasses were missing.

Officers said the case holding the glasses sustained no real damage. Police
said a museum manager told officers someone would have to use a set of
tools to remove the item from the case. An officer processed the case for
fingerprints.

Museum executive director John Doyle says these glasses are valued at
about $2,000. No arrests have been made, and the search for the glasses
continues.

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Sir Elton Hercules John (Reginald Kenneth Dwight) turned 68 in March

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1928

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Shirley Temple Black (née Temple; April 23, 1928 – February 10, 2014)

Shirley Temple was Hollywood’s number one box-office star from 1935 through
1938. As an adult, she entered politics and became a diplomat, serving as U.S. Ambassador to Ghana and later to Czechoslovakia, and as Chief of Protocol of
the United States
.

Temple began her film career in 1932 at the age of three. In 1934. She was the
recipient of numerous awards and honors including the Kennedy Center Honors
and a Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. She ranks 18th on the
American Film Institute‘s list of the greatest female American screen legends
of all time
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RECAPPING PAST NEWS EVENTS

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Sandy Kozel

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THE BIG ‘O’ WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1936

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Music-Roy Orbison
Roy Kelton Orbison (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988) was
born in Vernon, Texas.


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