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STAMP WILL HONOR FORMER PRESIDENT

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The United States Postal Service announced that it is issuing a new commemorative stamp honoring the late President George H. W. Bush.

The stamp, which is now available for pre-order, will be available for
delivery following a first-day-of-issue ceremony, which will be held on
Bush’s birthday, June 12, at the
George H.W. Bush Presidential Library
and Museum (shown below). Bush died November 30, 2018 at the age
of 94.

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NASCAR TV ANNOUNCER TO RETIRE SOON

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Mike Joy (left), Darrell Waltrip and Jeff Gordon.

(Fox News) – Fox Sports NASCAR analyst Darrell Waltrip has announced that
he will retire at the end of the network’s broadcast season.

Waltrip was a member of the Fox Sports NASCAR team when it first went on
the air in 2001, when he helped call the
Daytona 500 that was won by his
brother Michael, but is mostly remembered for the last-lap accident that
took the life of Dale Earnhardt.

Fox Sports CEO & executive producer Eric Shanks said “Darrell has been
the heart and soul of the Fox NASCAR booth since day one, so it’s incredibly bittersweet to know this is his final season.”

Waltrip, a 3-time series champion, said he has been talking about the decision
with his family for several months.


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Darrell Waltrip (far right) with #17 Tide Chevrolet Monte Carlo & Race Team along with transporter.

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CANCER TAKES DENNIS RICHARDSON AT 69

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Dennis Michael Richardson (July 30, 1949 – February 26, 2019)

SALEM, Ore. – Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson has passed away
after a battle with cancer.

Oregon state officials say Richardson died at around 9 p.m. Tuesday at his
home surrounded by family and friends.

Richardson announced in June 2018 that he was receiving treatment for
brain cancer. He said he was diagnosed in May.

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CANCER TAKES FRANK ROBINSON AT AGE 83

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Frank Robinson (August 31, 1935 – February 7, 2019)

Frank Robinson played in Major League Baseball for five teams from 1956 to
1976, and became the only player to win the
MLB Most Valuable Player Award
in both the
National League and American League. He won the Triple Crown,
was a member of two teams that won the
World Series (the 1966 and 1970
Baltimore Orioles), and amassed the fourth-most career home runs at the
time of his retirement (he is currently 10th). Robinson was elected to the
Baseball Hall of Fame in
1982.

Robinson was the first black manager in MLB history. He managed the
Cleveland Indians during the last two years of his playing career, with
a 186–189 record. He went on to manage the
San Francisco Giants, the
Baltimore Orioles, and the Montreal Expos/Washington Nationals. He
was the honorary President of the
American League. Robinson died in
Los Angeles as a result of bone cancer.

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MEMBER OF MUSIC DUO HAS DIED AT 76

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Toni Tennille and Daryl Dragon. 

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Daryl Frank Dragon (August 27, 1942 – January 2, 2019)

(AP) – Daryl Dragon, the cap-wearing "Captain" of pop band The Captain
and Tennille, has died.

Dragon passed away on Wednesday of renal failure at a hospice in
Prescott, Arizona, according to spokesman Harlan Boll. Toni Tennille, 
Dragon’s ex-wife and longtime musical partner, was by his side.

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