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    RIP Patti Page.

    I learned "Moon River" on the piano, via sheet music with her photo on the front (in an evening gown). Her, not me, LOL.
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    One of my happiest memories from childhood is "How Much is that doggie in the window?"
    RIP, Patti Page.
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    She had a very distinctive singing voice. I'd like to add "Allegheny Moon," "Old Cape Cod," and "Tennessee Waltz" to her songs that I love.
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    California public TV icon Huell Howser dead at 67 - CNN.com

    I so love to watch California's Gold. Huell will be missed.
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    OMG! I'm gasping. I knew there weren't going to be anymore new shows, but I hadn't realized he had retired. One of his California Gold stories highlighted my hometown, McCloud, CA. This was about 10 or so years ago but once a McCloudian, honorary or not, always a McCloudian.

    He and I are a year apart in age, so all the more shocking to me.

    RIP, Huell - I loved your enthusiastic approach to your travel docs and videos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msdiva2007 View Post
    california public tv icon huell howser dead at 67 - cnn.com

    i so love to watch california's gold. Huell will be missed.

    I gasped when I read MsDiva's message and my husband came upstairs to make sure I was okay. I didn't think I had gasped so loudly!

    There were rumors he had retired due to health issues but I thought that he'd recover from whatever was ailing him. I am so sad at this news.
    Last edited by JulieAnn; 01-07-2013 at 09:43 PM.

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    RIP, Patti.
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    So long, Huell....these were all great shows and you'll be sorely missed.
    and he was only 67! Way too young.

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    RIP, Aaron Swartz, who committed suicide yesterday in NYC. He was 26.

    If you're wondering who he is...at 14, he co-wrote the RSS web feed system. He created a company that was eventually sold to Wired/Conde Naste and became Reddit. He created DemandProgress.org and played a key role in stopping the various online piracy bills in Congress.

    He also downloaded millions of articles from MIT in September 2010, for which he was being sued. If he had been found guilty, the government was going to request millions of dollars in fines and 35-50 years in jail. (Be sure to read the Alex Stamos article linked below.)

    Read more:

    Wikipedia - Aaron Swartz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Wired - Aaron Swartz, Coder and Activist, Dead at 26 | Threat Level | Wired.com
    Cory Doctorow - RIP, Aaron Swartz - Boing Boing
    Lawrence Lessig - Daring Fireball Linked List: Lawrence Lessig on Aaron Swartz
    Alex Stamos - The Truth about Aaron Swartz’s “Crime” Unhandled Exception

    Tim Berners-Lee - Twitter / timberners_lee: Aaron dead. World wanderers, ...

    Who knows what he could have accomplished. He will be missed.

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