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    Manute had become quite the humanitarian since his NBA career ended. Godspeed Manute.

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    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Manute Bol, a lithe 7-foot-7 shot-blocker from Sudan who spent 10 seasons in the NBA and was dedicated to humanitarian work in Africa, died Saturday. He was 47.

    Bol died at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville, where he was being treated for severe kidney trouble and a painful skin condition, Tom Prichard, executive director of the group Sudan Sunrise, said in an e-mail.

    "Sudan and the world have lost a hero and an example for all of us," Prichard said. "Manute, we'll miss you. Our prayers and best wishes go out to all his family, and all who mourn his loss."

    Bol played 10 seasons in the NBA with Washington, Golden State, Philadelphia and Miami and later worked closely as an advisory board member of Sudan Sunrise, which promotes reconciliation in Sudan. Bol averaged 2.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.3 blocked shots.

    He was hospitalized in mid-May during a stopover in Washington after returning to the United States from Sudan. Prichard said then that Bol was in Sudan to help build a school in conjunction with Sudan Sunrise but stayed longer than anticipated after the president of southern Sudan asked him to make election appearances and use his influence to counter corruption in his home county.

    He said Bol had undergone three dialysis treatments and developed Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, a condition that caused him to lose patches of skin.
    Prichard said the skin around Bol's mouth was so sore that he went 11 days without eating and could barely talk.

    Prichard said it's believed that Bol contracted the skin disease as a reaction to kidney medication he took while in Africa.

    Janis Ricker, operations manager of Sudan Sunrise, said Saturday that the organization would continue its work building the school in Bol's home village in southern Sudan. The building still lacks a second floor roof, she said.

    She said Bol's goal was to build 41 schools throughout Sudan.

    "We are in the process of still helping Manute build a school, and we will continue with that," Ricker said.

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    RIP Manute... you made an impact in this world.
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    RIP Manute. You did a lot for the world.

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    People always use the phrase "end of an era", but I think its more true with this person than many others.

    R.I.P. George Steinbrenner. Like many folks, I often hated your guts, but I sure respected you, even at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krom;3978498;
    People always use the phrase "end of an era", but I think its more true with this person than many others.

    R.I.P. George Steinbrenner. Like many folks, I often hated your guts, but I sure respected you, even at the same time.
    I agree Krom. I hated him but admired him at the same time. It's going to be interesting to see how his death is acknowledged at tonight's All Star Game.
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    Every single appearance by the "fake" George Steinbrenner on "Seinfeld".

    Part I
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    Little known fact? The voice was done by... {drum roll} Larry David.

    As for the REAL George? He actually appeared on Seinfeld... exactly once.

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    Add me to the list of people who both hated and respected George Steinbrenner. May he rest in peace. He had been ill for some time now but you can bet your bottom dollar he was still running things over in Yankeeland.

    His death comes 2 days after the iconic Bob Sheppard, the Yankees long time announcer.
    "Worrying does not take away tomorrow's troubles, it takes away today's peace".

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    So little was known about George Steinbrenner's charitable works that he always did behind the scenes. Although he could be brutal to his employees, he took financial care of many of them until they passed. He donated every year to the major Red Sox charity, the Jimmy Fund. He gave full scholarships to many kids who would not have been able to go to college without him. I'm a lifelong Yankee fan. I did not always like George Steinbrenner, but I knew he loved and would do anything for his team. Along with Bob Shepard, he will be missed. An era is ending. I only hope we will still have Yogi around for years to come.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Florimel;3978668;
    So little was known about George Steinbrenner's charitable works that he always did behind the scenes. Although he could be brutal to his employees, he took financial care of many of them until they passed. He donated every year to the major Red Sox charity, the Jimmy Fund. He gave full scholarships to many kids who would not have been able to go to college without him. I'm a lifelong Yankee fan. I did not always like George Steinbrenner, but I knew he loved and would do anything for his team. Along with Bob Shepard, he will be missed. An era is ending. I only hope we will still have Yogi around for years to come.
    There were a lot of recipients of his charity in the Tampa area. He was one of the few people that gave money and asked not to be recognized for doing so. He will be missed for a lot of things, but his charitable contributions will be missed most of all. I hope his family continues his work in that area.
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    Country music lost a legendary song writer today. Hank Cochran wrote Patsy Cline's "I Fall to Pieces", “She’s Got You,” Eddy Arnold’s “Make The World Go Away,” George Strait’s “Ocean Front Property” and “The Chair,” and Ronnie Milsap’s “Don’t You Ever Get Tired Of Hurting Me” among others.
    RIP Hank.

    Songwriting Legend Hank Cochran Passes : MusicRow
    Hank Cochran, the songwriter who touched the world with classics like “I Fall To Pieces,” has passed away. He died peacefully at home in Hendersonville, Tenn., this morning (7/15) surrounded by family and friends. Earlier this year the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee underwent surgery for an aortic aneurysm; he had also been treated for pancreatic cancer in recent years. He was 74.

    Last night Cochran visited with friends Jamey Johnson, Billy Ray Cyrus and Buddy Cannon, who dropped by to sing songs with the ailing musician.

    Garland Perry “Hank” Cochran was born August 2, 1935 in Isola, Mississippi. Following his parents’ divorce at age 9, he was shuffled between an orphanage and relatives, eventually landing in Nashville in 1959. The Encyclopedia of Country Music says he “defined country songwriting in the 1960s, and continued to be a major creative force in Nashville into the 1990s.”

    Cochran’s influence persevered for the remainder of his life. In June 2009, BMI toasted his six decades of success, which included penning Cline’s “She’s Got You,” Eddy Arnold’s “Make The World Go Away,” George Strait’s “Ocean Front Property” and “The Chair,” and Ronnie Milsap’s “Don’t You Ever Get Tired Of Hurting Me.”

    Cochran is survived by wife Suzi, daughter Booth Calder and sons Garland Perry Cochran Jr., James Lee Cochran and Daniel Cochran. A private, family memorial will be held in the near future, and a public service will follow. Details will be forthcoming. The family asks for privacy at this time and, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Foundation.

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