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BASKETBALL LEADER LOST AT AGE 77

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David Joel Stern (September 22, 1942 – January 1, 2020)


David Stern was a businessman and lawyer who served as the fourth
commissioner of the National Basketball Association (NBA) He started
with the league in 1966 as an outside counsel, joined the NBA in 1978
as General Counsel, and became the league’s Executive Vice President
in 1980. He became Commissioner in 1984, succeeding
Larry O’Brien
and is credited with increasing the popularity of the NBA in the 1990s
and 2000s.

In a statement, the NBA said Stern had died "as a result" of a brain
hemorrhage he suffered Dec. 12.

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SANDY KOZEL

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TIM MAGUIRE

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Jodie Foster in "Courtship of Eddie’s Father”, 1969.

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Alicia Christian "Jodie" Foster is 57 today.

Actress, director, and producer Jodie Foster has received
two
Academy Awards, three British Academy Film Awards,
two
Golden Globe Awards, and the Cecil B. DeMille Award
along with a nomination for a Primetime Emmy Award for
her work as a director.

Foster began her professional career as a child model when
she was three years old, and she made her acting debut in
1968 in the television sitcom Mayberry R.F.D. In the late
1960s and early 1970s (below).

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Jodie Foster in Taxi Driver (1976).
Jodie Foster in Taxi Driver (1976).

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Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins in
The Silence of the Lambs (1991).


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October 14, 1991

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MIKE  GRACIA



On this day in 1947, Howard Hughes flew his "Spruce Goose," a
huge wooden airplane, for eight minutes in California
. It was the
plane’s first and only flight. The "Spruce Goose," nicknamed
because of the white-gray color of the spruce used to build it,
never went into production.

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Howard Robard Hughes Jr.
(December 24, 1905 – April 5, 1976)

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MIKE GRACIA

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On this day in 1962,
President John F. Kennedy went on radio and television to inform the United States about his order to send U.S.
forces to blockade Cuba. The blockade was in response to the
discovery of Soviet missile bases on the island.

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Aerial view of missile launch site at San Cristobal, Cuba.

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