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EMMY-NOMINATED TV ACTOR IS DEAD AT 82

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Taurean Blacque
(born Herbert Middleton Jr.; May 10, 1940 – July 21, 2022) 


Taurean Blacque, who portrayed the streetwise Det. Neal
Washington on all seven seasons of the acclaimed NBC
cop show Hill Street Blues. His family announced he died
Thursday in Atlanta following a brief illness.

From 1989-90, Blacque played Henry Marshall opposite
Vivica A. Fox and others as an original castmember on
the NBC daytime soap opera Generations.

Blacque was a Christian and his faith influenced his desire
to be involved with adoption. In 1989, he was asked by
President George H. W. Bush to serve as a national
spokesman for adoption.

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LOCAL EVANGELIST HAS GONE HOME AT 86

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Luis Palau Jr. (November 27, 1934 – March 11, 2021)

Palau was an international Christian evangelist living in the Portland
area
in Oregon, He was born in Argentina and moved to Portland in
his mid-twenties to enroll in a graduate program in Biblical studies.

Palau had a long and close relationship with evangelist
Billy Graham,
and has been characterized by many as Graham’s successor. “One
of the world’s leading
evangelical Christian figures,” he is known for
his strong appeal to young people, and for his efforts to reach out to
secular leaders to address issues like homelessness.


In January 2018, Luis Palau shared on Facebook that he had stage
four lung cancer.


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KILLER WAS ARRESTED ON THIS DAY IN 1977

LEAD SON OF SAM

Police officials surround David Berkowitz, 24, of Yonkers outside Brooklyn’s 84th Precinct after his arrest as the "Son of Sam" killer.


On August 10, 1977, 24-year-old postal employee David Berkowitz is arrested
and charged with being the “Son of Sam,” the serial killer who terrorized
New
York City
for more than a year, killing six young people and wounding seven
others with a .44-caliber revolver. Because Berkowitz generally targeted
attractive young women with long brown hair, hundreds of young women
had their hair cut short and dyed blonde during the time he terrorized the
city. Thousands more simply stayed home at night.

After his arrest, Berkowitz claimed that demons and a black Labrador
retriever owned by a neighbor named Sam had ordered him to commit
the killings.

SON OF SAM

Son of Sam page

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David Richard Berkowitz turned 66 on June 1.

Berkowitz now says he is a born-again Christian and is "very
sorry for what happened."

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