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MASS SHOOTING TOOK PLACE ON THIS DAY

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The Virginia Tech shooting was a spree shooting that occurred on
April 16, 2007, comprising two attacks on the campus of the
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia.
Seung-Hui Cho (above) an undergraduate student at the university 
and a U.S. resident of South Korean descent, killed 32 people and
wounded 17 others with two
semi-automatic pistols. Six others
were injured jumping out of windows to escape Cho.

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Members of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and others observe a moment of silence at a memorial honoring the
victims of the mass shooting. (AP) 

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REMEMBERING RADIOS ART ‘’SPOTTY’’ BELL

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Art Bell died at age 72 at his home in Pahrump, Nevada. An autopsy 
determined the cause of his death. He had suffered from health
problems  in the previous years and posted on his website in July
2016 that he was hospitalized for
pneumonia and revealed at the
time that he suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.   
        
      
          
 
      
Art-Bell KSBK
     
     
  

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Bell served in the U.S. Air Force as a medic during the Vietnam
War
and after leaving military service, he remained in Asia, where he 
lived lived on the Japanese island of
Okinawa. He worked as a disc  
jockey for KSBK, which was the only non-military English-language  
station in
Japan at he time.  

This blogger had the privilege of working with Art during the time
I was stationed at Naha Air Force Base. 
He was a great co-worker
and friend! (B.B.)


 
        

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Blogger Bob doing his DJ thing at KSBK during the 
late 60’s.


      


  

    


 

   

    


          
 


     
 

      


     
     

        


       


  
   

   
   



    

      
     

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ANOTHER COWBOY HERO WE REMEMBER

After the Silents: Hop-a-long Cassidy (1935) – Movies Silently


“Hop-along Cassidy” is a fictional
cowboy hero created in 1904 by
the author
Clarence E. Mulford, who wrote a series of short stories
and novels based on the character.

In the first film, Hopalong Cassidy (then spelled "Hop-along") got
his name after being shot in the leg. Hopalong’s "drink of choice"
was the nonalcoholic
sarsaparilla.

From 1949 to 1953, NBC aired 52 theatrical films of "Hopalong
Cassidy". This series, consisted of 40 new episodes made for
TV, a half-hour in length, plus 12 additional theatrical features
that were edited to fit the 30-minute time slot.

Possible razing of Palm Desert bungalows stirs Hopalong Cassidy memories

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William Lawrence Boyd
(June 5, 1895 – September 12, 1972)

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Clarence Edward Mulford
(3 February 1883 – 10 May 1956)

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

today in history

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SANDY KOZEL

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