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    University of Alberta's only Nobel laureate remembered - Edmonton - CBC News
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    The University of Alberta is mourning physicist Richard Taylor, an alumnus who won a Nobel Prize for groundbreaking research that proved the existence of subatomic particles called quarks for the first time.

    "In physics, it's one of the biggest results ever," said Jim Pinfold, a physics professor at University of Alberta who knew Taylor personally.

    "The fact that he managed to explain what made up most of the matter in the universe, it's just absolutely incredible.

    "This rather humble native son of Alberta."

    Taylor died at his home in California near the Stanford University campus on Feb 22. He was 88. ...”


    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmont...arks-1.4562580

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    A minor role. And he's more of a musician by far than an actor. The Grammys would be the appropriate place to remember him. Not every person ever in a movie gets remembered at the Oscars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmonton PRT View Post
    I remember him in True Grit with John Wayne
    And in The New Age, as the yuppie Peter Weller's contemptuous father. Secondary role without a lot of screen time, but he played it well.

    (Since this is carried over from the last page, it's Adam West we're talking about.)

    (EDIT: Sorry, I guess it was Glenn Campbell who was in True Grit? West was in The New Age, though.)
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    Here's a list from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that covers a lot more people than made it onto the broadcast. And Adam West is right up front.


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    Alice Cooper and Glen Campbell were neighbors and friends.
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    Physicist Stephen Hawking dead at age 76

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    I woke up to see if this was posted in Famous Lives Lived...and it was..

    The sad comment on the state of things is that this post...on this person...was buried under more political cr....I will just stop there...

    This is a physicist who helped us understand just how big the universe is, and just how small we are. Yes, he was a flawed man. Yes, he could be bitter. But, he was human. Like Carl Sagan, the world is not poorer with his passing, it is far richer that he was here. The knowledge, vision, and strength he demonstrated will inspire people for generations to come. In a world where people spend hours yelling at each other over anything and everything, people like Hawking are continually lighting the path to let us understand just how miniscule our problems really are.

    I am celebrating the accomplishments rather than mourning the death.
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    Saw this on twitter:
    Stephen Hawking was born January 8, 1942, on the 300th anniversary of Galileo's death. He died today, March 14th, on the anniversary of Einstein's birth. Time is circular - no beginning, no end.

    https://twitter.com/warrenleightTV/s...90507708112896

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    I know that Professors at the UofA in the Physics and Cosmology Department who have worked with him personally are saddened by the loss. He lived far longer than expected and was proof that the body may be broken but the mind is truly phenomenal.
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    A brilliant mind has left us. It really is astounding how long he lived with such a ravaging disease. He died on the day of Einstein's birth, which is somewhat fitting.

    May he rest in peace.

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    Former Alberta culture minister Mary Jean LeMessurier dies age 88

    Former Alberta culture minister and Order of Canada medal recipient Mary Jean LeMessurier has died aged 88.

    LeMessurier became one of the first women to serve in the Alberta cabinet when she was appointed culture minister by Peter Lougheed after winning the Edmonton-Centre seat in 1979.

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    Canadian comedian Mike MacDonald dies at 62
    The renowned comedian died at an Ottawa hospital due to heart complications

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    4-time Grey Cup champ James 'Quick' Parker dead at 60

    Former DL standout still owns the single season CFL record for sacks with 26.5


    Former CFL defensive line standout James "Quick" Parker died on Tuesday, the BC Lions have announced. He was 60.

    Parker won three Grey Cups with the Edmonton Eskimos (1980, 1981,1982) and again with the Lions in 1985.

    http://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/cf...uary-1.4596300
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    Steven Bochco, Creative Force Behind 'Hill Street Blues,' 'L.A. Law' and 'NYPD Blue,' Dies at 74

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    Bev Munro of CFCW fame. 89

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    Is he the guy who announced who "The Big Wheel Trucker of the Day" was?

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    In all likelihood. He announced a lot there. I remember Cowboy Bevs Funtime as a kid. Parents would phone in their kids birthdays and he would congratulate you and tell you where your gift was hidden and other kids programming. Then he had the band Bev Munro and the Babysitters and do a lot of engagements around the city. I think he had his day in Nashville too.

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    Or infamous life still being lived:

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmont...gton-1.4607429
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    How about he moves back to Edmonton. Katz hires him on to bring the cup back to this city, five or six times would be cool. They make some kind of a deal with ATB for repayment of funds owing. We already know he's the only man that can do it just give him carte Blanche. lol

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    He'd sell McDavid and then blow the proceeds of that on some scam, get rich quick scheme.

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    ...and end up locked up in Drum and costing us $100,000 per year to keep him. Ok, let California worry about him.

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    The Humboldt hockey team tragedy deserves its own thread.
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    Mitzi Shore, Comedy Store owner, dead at 87

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/11/enter...ary/index.html

    The 1970s and '80s were an especially fertile and defining period for standup, and Shore was a key gatekeeper, showcasing performers like Letterman, Jay Leno, Robin Williams, Jerry Seinfeld, Richard Pryor, Garry Shandling, and Roseanne Barr. The holy grail for comics was parlaying that into an appearance on "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson.
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    Ever since 630 Ched pulled Coast to Coast am from its programing, Ched has lost my support. You Tube uploads the previous Coast show from the night before. Coast to Coast am has some pretty legit guests and some flakey ones as well.

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    Wow...I'm starting to feel like the old guy looking in the obits every morning to see if my name is in there...

    wait...I am the....
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    "I don't mind going to weddings and funerals, as long as they are not my own..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichardS View Post
    Wow...I'm starting to feel like the old guy looking in the obits every morning to see if my name is in there...

    wait...I am the....
    you’re not the old guy doing that... at least not yet.
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    ^wait...didn't I see your name on Page 12?

    ...oops...that was the City section... false alarm!
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    I'm another one. Must still be alive though, the article gave me thoughts of Marki Post.
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    In the words of the late Johnny Winter:

    "Ev'ry now and then I guess it's kinda hard to tell,
    but I'm still alive and well."
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    Matthew Mellon, cryptocurrency mogul, at 54.
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43800610
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    former First Lady Barbara Bush, 92
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
    former First Lady Barbara Bush, 92
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/17/u...bush-dead.html
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    The Burger King is dead...or at least its founder, David Edgerton...90 yrs old

    https://www.msn.com/en-ca/money/tops...cid=spartandhp
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    Barbara Bush, 92.

    EDIT: Late to the news. By a ton.

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    ^ Dead people don't mind.
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    Then why would they roll over in their graves?
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    AVICII (a swedish EDM DJ, for all the old-timers) found dead in a hotel room at 28yrs old. You might know his most famous song "Wake Me Up"

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    /\I just got his album "True" on vinyl a couple of weeks ago, it's a great album. He took EDM to a different level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmonton PRT View Post
    Then why would they roll over in their graves?
    I don't know that they do, never been in one. Have you?
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    I don't think I had ever heard of this guy before. I gather he did some notable buildings in Calgary and points southward.

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    Ron hayter has passed
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    Ha...same time...but Ron definitely was an interesting gentleman when you got to know him...
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    Very classy councilor, and a great ambassador for Edmonton.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichardS View Post
    Ron hayter has passed

    I really liked Mr Hayter, it was never any trouble to phone him, or email him. Unlike McKeen, this guy was very good at his job

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    Karl Toft, 81
    “You have to dream big. If we want to be a little city, we dream small. If we want to be a big city, we dream big, and this is a big idea.” - Mayor Stephen Mandel, 02/22/2012

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    Former Oilers video coach and practice goalie, Brian Ross 53.

    Gord Miller, TSN:
    Friends since high school, Brian Ross and I both wound up in sports, Brian with the Oilers for 30+ years as their video coach, practice goalie and in player development. He died today of cancer at 53, already missed by all of us who were lucky enough to know him. Love ya, buddy.

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    Clare Drake, 89
    “You have to dream big. If we want to be a little city, we dream small. If we want to be a big city, we dream big, and this is a big idea.” - Mayor Stephen Mandel, 02/22/2012

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    Margot Kidder, 69, Canadian actress stared as Lois Lane in the superman movies of the 80-90. In Montana, no cause at this time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BalancedOP View Post
    Margot Kidder, 69, Canadian actress stared as Lois Lane in the superman movies of the 80-90. In Montana, no cause at this time.
    She was even in Wojeck

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    Tom Wolfe, Pyrotechnic ‘New Journalist’ and Novelist, Dies at 88https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/15/obituaries/tom-wolfe-pyrotechnic-nonfiction-writer-and-novelist-dies-at-88.html
    Tom Wolfe, an innovative journalist and novelist whose technicolor, wildly punctuated prose brought to life the worlds of California surfers, car customizers, astronauts and Manhattan’s moneyed status-seekers in works like “The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby,” “The Right Stuff” and “Bonfire of the Vanities,” died on Monday in a Manhattan hospital. He was 88.
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