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Apr 20, 2012

LATEST World News, Apr 20, 2012

Must-Reads from Around the World, April 20, 2012
TIME (blog)
By TIME.com | April 20, 2012 | + Force India Formula One driver Nico Hulkenberg of Germany drives during the first practice session of the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit in Manama April 20, 2012. Bahrain Protests – The Guardian reports on ...
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TIME (blog)
April 20: 13 years after Columbine, killers still inspired by art
ABC7Chicago.com
April 20, 2012 -- In 1999, the Columbine High School massacre took place in Colorado as two students, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, shot and killed 12 classmates and one teacher before taking their own lives. Harris avidly tinkered with the ...
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JANET JACKSON News, Apr 20, 2012


Obama Justice Dept. Asks Supreme Court to Reinstate Janet JacksonBreast Flash ...
AllGov
Seeking to bolster the government's ability to enforce obscenity laws, the Obama administration has asked the US Supreme Court to reinstate the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) fine against CBS over Janet Jackson's “wardrobe malfunction.
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AllGov
Janet Jackson 'wardrobe malfunction' case may go back to Supreme Court
Digital Spy
Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" during the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show may be referred back to the US Supreme Court. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Justice Department have petitioned an appeal to a 2011 ruling, ...
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TORONTO STAR News, Apr 20, 2012

Star's ORNGE investigations nominated for Michener Award
Toronto Star
star.com staff The Toronto Star has been nominated for a 2011 Michener Award for its coverage of Ontario's air ambulance service, known as ORNGE. The stories, written and reported by Kevin Donovan, “took readers into the heart of an unaccountable and ...
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Toronto Blue Jays (6-6) at Kansas City Royals (3-9), 8:10 pm (ET)
Fort Worth Star Telegram
1 overall pick Luke Hochevar becomes the latest Kansas City pitcher to have a chance to end the team's home losing skid when the Royals host the TorontoBlue Jays in the first of four games at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals, who've won three times in six ...
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UNITED Nations News, Apr 20, 2012

AP Top News at 7:30 am EDT
Central Florida News 13
(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool) By Associated Press, BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian troops shelled a rebel-held neighborhood and sent reinforcements to border areas as the opposition called for fresh protests Friday after the United Nations accused Syrian ...
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Central Florida News 13
Defiant North Korea Holds Anti-South Rally
Voice of America (blog)
This week in New York, US ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice said the world body stands ready to take further action if North Korea persists in its actions. Earlier this month, South Korean officials released satellite intelligence photos ...
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WIKILEAKS News, Apr 20, 2012

Accused WikiLeaks source gets stage treatment in 'The Radicalization of ...
Washington Post
But before Bradley Manning was a public enemy or a cause celebre, the US soldier and alleged WikiLeaks source was a high-school student in west Wales — a pivotal period that is the subject of a new British play. Manning, the 24-year-old US Army ...
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WikiLeaks supporters plan US foundation to restore funding
The Guardian
High-profile US supporters of WikiLeaks are planning to establish a foundation to break the 500-day "banking blockade" that has disrupted donations to the whistleblowing website. WikiLeaks was forced to suspend many of its publishing operations in ...
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FRANCHISE News, Apr 20, 2012


Franchise

The Business Finance Store Highlights Low-Cost Franchises
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
In the recent blog post "Low-Cost Franchise Opportunities," The Business Finance Store highlights some successful franchises with relatively low startup costs. Franchises can be a good way to own a business while minimizing some of the risks that come ...
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SIGNARAMA Supports Veterans With New Initiative Program
African Business Review (press release)
As part of the program, the company will waive the franchise fee for one qualified US military veteran, making it easier for them to start their own business. This saving is estimated at up to $40000. "Our military men and women risk their lives so ...
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BEST Anything, Apr 20, 2012


BEST
Golf Course Review - We-Ko-Pa Golf Club (Cholla/Saguaro Courses)
MiamiHerald.com
Awards Won: Top-10 Best New Golf Courses (Sports Illustrated, 2001), Rated as One of the Top New Courses in America by Golf Magazine, #1 Public Course in Scottsdale area by Desert Golf Magazine (2003), Top 100 Best Golf Shops in America (Golf World ...
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World Wide Technology Named One of the "Best Places to Work" by the St. Louis ...
MarketWatch (press release)
After weeks of surveys and interviews, the St. Louis Business Journal unveiled its 2012 "Best Places to Work" winners last week at the Saint Louis Zoo. WWT received top honors in the large business category for the second consecutive year.
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EARTHQUAKE News, Apr 20, 2012

EARTHQUAKE
Recent Indonesia quake added pressure to key fault
WKYC-TV
Last week's 8.6-magnitude earthquake also showed that tsunami-ravaged Aceh province, close to the epicenter, remains unprepared for the next Big One. Though the quake caused little damage, the country's disaster-management chief acknowledged that ...
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WKYC-TV
Man-made Quakes Increasing, But May Not Pose Threat
Our Amazing Planet
A broad survey of earthquake activity in the eastern United States from 1970 to 2011 revealed a sharp uptick in the number of earthquakes beginning in 2009. In 2010, the numbers continued to climb, and by 2011, the rate was six times higher than quake ...
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LOS ANGELES TIMES News, Apr 20, 2012

Getting a read on the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
Los Angeles Times
(Jay L. Clendenin, Los Angeles Times / March 14, 2012) By Nick Owchar,Los Angeles Times What do Sugar Ray Leonard, Judy Blume, Betty White, TC Boyle, Rodney King, Joseph Wambaugh and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar have in common?
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Los Angeles Times reporter backs publication of photos of troops with dead ...
Washington Post
The writer said he'd read some of the articles Los Angeles Times reporter David Zucchino had written from Afghanistan. He was impressed. He also mentioned that he had some information that he believed was imperiling “the discipline, security and good ...
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DIED, Apr 20, 2012

Coca-Cola 'addict' dies of heart attack
Atlanta Journal Constitution
By AP WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Experts say a New Zealand woman's 2-gallon-a-day Coca-Cola habit probably contributed to her death, a conclusion that led the soft-drink giant to note that even water can be deadly in excessive amounts.
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Guitar Hero: Play in a Day's Bert Weedon dies at 91
Reuters
By Mike Collett-White | LONDON, April 20 (Reuters) - Bert Weedon, whose "Play in a Day" guitar guide set some of the biggest names in rock and roll on the road to greatness, has died. He was 91. The man who also inspired millions of others to pluck ...
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WWII vet dies after attack at veterans' facility
Detroit Free Press
AP An 84-year-old man with Alzheimer's disease who served in World War IIdied at a West Michigan veterans' facility after being attacked by another patient, authorities said. Andrew Robinson Ball died Tuesday at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans, ...
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Herb Glazier dies; St. Louis saloon keeper did not want this obit
STLtoday.com
Herb Glazier, who died Monday, April 12, 2012, owned Culpepper's and other well-known establishments in the Central West End and the old Gaslight Square. Herb Glazier, who died Monday, was well-known for his saloons in the Central West End and the old ...
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German dressage coach dies at World Cup finals
The Seattle Times
Holger Schmezer, Germany's two-time Olympic champion dressage coach, has died while his team was competing in the Netherlands. He was 65. The Associated Press No comments have been posted to this article. Holger Schmezer, Germany's two-time Olympic ...
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German dressage coach, 65, dies
ESPN
AP LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Holger Schmezer, Germany's two-time Olympic champion dressage coach, has died, the International Equestrian Federation said Friday. He was 65. Schmezer was found dead in his hotel room in 's-Hertogenbosch, where three German ...
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Stanley R. Resor, Vietnam War Army Chief, Dies at 94
New York Times
Stanley R. Resor, who as secretary of the Army from 1965 to 1971 oversaw the troop buildup in Vietnam, investigated the massacre of civilians by American soldiers at My Lai and laid the groundwork for the all-volunteer Army, died on Tuesday at his home ...
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New York Times
Rose-Hulman president dies suddenly
Indianapolis Business Journal
Matt Branam, president of the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, died Friday morning, the college said in a statement. The 58-year-old suffered a “medical emergency” at his office and was transported to Union Hospital, where he died, ...
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Indianapolis Business Journal
Jeffrey Chandler dies at 70; part of family that built the Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
Chandler, who had been a radio station owner and real estate developer in the San Diego area, died Sunday at his home in Rancho Santa Fe after a lengthy battle with prostate cancer, his family announced. Long a maverick who sought to return The Times ...
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Los Angeles Times
Levon Helm, key member of The Band, dies at 71
Wall Street Journal
Helm, the drummer and singer who brought an urgent beat and a genuine Arkansas twang to some of The Band's best-known songs and helped turn a bunch of musicians known mostly as Bob Dylan's backup group into one of rock's most legendary acts, has died.
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TV's 'Dark Shadows' Vampire Jonathan Frid Dies
NPR
Frid died last week at the age of 87. AP Jonathan Frid, in 1970 as Barnabas Collins in the vampire soap opera Dark Shadows. Frid died last week at the age of 87. Jonathan Frid, a Canadian actor best known for playing Barnabas Collins in the 1960s ...
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Dick Clark, TV and New Year's Eve icon, dies at 82
Houston Chronicle
Clark, the television host who helped bring rock `n' roll into the mainstream on "American Bandstand," died Wednesday, April 18, 2012 of a heart attack. He was 82. Photo: ABC / AP FILE - In this undated file photo released by ABC, Dick Clark hosts the ...
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Jonathan Frid, actor in "Dark Shadows", dies at 87
Utica Observer Dispatch
Jonathan Frid, a Canadian actor best known for playing Barnabas Collins in the 1960s original vampire soap opera "Dark Shadows", has died. He was 87. By Anonymous The Associated Press Jonathan Frid, a Canadian actor best known for playing Barnabas ...
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Herb Glazier dies; saloon keeper did not want this obit
STLtoday.com
He died Monday. Herb Glazier, who died Monday, was well-known for his saloons in the Central West End and the old Gaslight Square. At Culpeppers, he sold spicy chicken wings and cold beer in cans and posted a sign on the front door warning that ...
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Jonathan Frid, actor in original "Dark Shadows,"dies at 87
CBS News
(Credit: AP/ABC) (CBS/AP) Canadian actor Jonathan Frid, best known for playing Barnabas Collins in the 1960s original vampire soap opera "Dark Shadows," has died. He was 87. Frid died last Friday of natural causes in a hospital in his home town of ...
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CBS News
Drug warning after girl, 16, dies after taking 'yellowy-white' paste
The Independent
A 16-year-old girl has died after taking a "yellowy-white" paste thought to contain amphetamine, police said today. A man and a woman have been arrested in connection with the teenager's death, prompting North Yorkshire Police to issue an urgent health ...
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The Band's Levon Helm dies at 71
Chicago Tribune
Levon Helm, the founding drummer of the Band who became a creative force in roots music and cherished Americana icon as a solo performer, died today at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York after a long battle with cancer. He was 71.
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Jonathan Frid, 'the original Edward Cullen,' dies
Washington Post (blog)
Frid, who played the brooding vampire hunk Barnabas Collins on the popular show, died at the age of 87, weeks before a Johnny Depp remake of “Dark Shadows” is due in theaters. Like Robert Pattinson, who plays Cullen in the “Twilight” saga, ...
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2-year-old Fairbanks boy dies after alleged assault
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS — A 2-year-old Fairbanks boy has died of injuries sustained in a beating allegedly delivered by his mother's boyfriend, who was angry the boy had urinated in the bed. Fairbanks police said the boy, whose name has not been released, died ...
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Updated: Construction worker dies in Hwy. 41 accident
Wausau Daily Herald
State Patrol officer confirms death in constructio...: Wisconsin State Patrol Sgt. Tim McGrath confirms one person died in a construction accident on US 41 south of Scheuring Road Friday, April 20,2012. This is the scene of a crane accident on Hwy.
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Rambling On: Levon Helm, The Band's Drummer, Dies at Age 71
TIME
By Michael Elliott | April 20, 2012 | + Levon Helm, who died in New York on April 19, age 71, from the cancer that he had been fighting for more than a decade, was one of the most celebrated rock drummers of the last 50 years. He uniquely embodied two ...
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TIME
Levon Helm, drummer and singer with The Band, dies at 71
Mother Nature Network
Helm, whose gruff vocals and razor-sharp drumming underpinned the seminal late 1960s rock group The Band, died Thursday. By Agence France-PresseThu, Apr 19 2012 at 5:22 PM EST LEVON HELM: Rolling Stone magazine, on its website, said Helm died of throat ...
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Mother Nature Network
Odenton man dies after being taken for psych evaluation
Annapolis Capital
Patrick Raphael Toney, 41, of the 8700 block of Aspen Grove Court, diedWednesday at Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie, five days after he was taken there for an emergency psychiatric evaluation, police spokesman Lt. Michael Brothers ...
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Stanley R. Resor, former Army secretary, dies at 94
Washington Post
Stanley R. Resor, who served as Army secretary during some of the Vietnam War's darkest moments, including the massacre of civilians at My Lai, diedApril 17 at his home in Washington. He was 94. He had complications from renal failure, ...
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Woman Dies After Drinking 18 Pints of Cola a Day for Years
Complex.com (blog)
By Julian Kimble | Apr 20, 2012 | 10:58 am | Permalink 30-year-old Natasha Marie Harris died suddenly at her New Zealand home back in February of 2010, leaving behind eight children. According to her partner Christopher Hodgkinson, it was because she ...
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The Band's Levon Helm Dies Of Cancer At 71
NPR
Singer and drummer Levon Helm died yesterday of cancer. He was seventy-one. Helm and his group played as a backup band for Bob Dylan in the 1960s. INSKEEP: And the group became famous enough that after awhile, they didn't even need Dylan.
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Jonathan Frid dies at 87; actor played key role on 'Dark Shadows'
Los Angeles Times
Frid died April 13 of natural causes at a hospital in his hometown of Hamilton, Canada, said Jim Pierson, a spokesman for Dan Curtis Productions, which produced"Dark Shadows." The campy daytime soap was a year old and struggling in the ratings in 1967 ...
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Holger Schmezer, Germany's Olympic champion dressage coach, dies at 65 at ...
Washington Post
LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Holger Schmezer, Germany's two-time Olympic champion dressage coach, has died while his team was competing in the Netherlands. He was 65. The International Equestrian Federation said Friday that Schmezer was found dead in his ...
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Jonathan Frid, played Barnabas Collins on 'Dark Shadows,' dies at 87
Washington Post
Jonathan Frid, 87, who played vampire Barnabas Collins on the TV show “Dark Shadows,” died April 13 at a hospital in his native Hamilton, Ontario. He was 87. His “Dark Shadows” co-star, Kathryn Leigh Scott, confirmed the death but did not disclose the ...
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Levon Helm dies: Hudson Valley legend redefined music industry through The ...
The Journal News | LoHud.com
Helm, an Arkansas native who lived in the Hudson Valley for more than four decades, died Thursday at the age of 71 after battling cancer. He died at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. “He went peacefully,” said Larry Campbell, ...
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Jonathan Frid, Actor in 'Dark Shadows', Dies at 87
MyFox Phoenix
TORONTO (AP) - Jonathan Frid, a Canadian actor best known for playing Barnabas Collins in the 1960s original vampire soap opera "Dark Shadows", has died. He was 87. Frid died of natural causes in hospital in his home town of Hamilton, Ontario this past ...
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Influential guitarist Bert Weedon dies
BBC News
Influential guitarist Bert Weedon, best known for creating the popular tutorial manual Play In A Day, has died aged 91. Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney and Brian May are among the stars who learned to play guitar from his books. Born in east London, ...
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BBC News
Police: Man dies of burns suffered in Windsor Twp. vehicle fire
Yorkdispatch.com
A York County man who died of burns he suffered Friday in a Windsor Township parking lot killed himself, according to Chief Deputy Coroner Claude Stabley. The man doused himself with gasoline and deliberately set himself on fire, according to Stabley, ...
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Actor Jonathan Frid dies at 87
Chicago Tribune
Jonathan Frid, best known for starring as vampire Barnabas Collins in ABC's supernatural soap opera "Dark Shadows," died of natural causes on Friday, April 13, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He was 87. Frid had recently shot a cameo in Tim Burton's ...
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NY man dies after getting hit by pickup truck
Wall Street Journal
AP AMHERST, NY — Police say a western New York man has died after being struck by a vehicle while walking on a highway outside Buffalo. Police in suburban Amherst tell local media outlets that callers reported seeing a man on the northbound side of ...
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Dark Shadows star Jonathan Frid dies at 87
San Jose Mercury News
By Rob Gillies AP TORONTO -- Jonathan Frid, a Canadian actor best known for playing Barnabas Collins in the 1960s original vampire soap opera "Dark Shadows", has died. He was 87. Frid died Friday of natural causes in a hospital in his home town of ...
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Bert Weedon, guitar teacher to a generation, dies at 91
The Guardian
Bert Weedon, the English guitarist credited with inspiring millions to pick up and get to grips with the instrument using his Play in a Day books, has died at the age of 91. A roll-call of musical greats including Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney and Brian ...
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The Guardian
Jesse Linares dies at 49; journalist helped launch Hoy Los Angeles
Los Angeles Times
Jesse Linares, a journalist who helped launch the Spanish-language newspaper Hoy Los Angeles, has died. The native of El Salvador studied journalism and political science at Cal State Northridge and began his journalism career in LA working as a ...
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Los Angeles Times
Levon Helm, southern voice of The Band, dies at 71
Washington Post
Helm died today in New York of throat cancer, Rolling Stone magazine reported, citing his longtime guitarist, Larry Campbell. He underwent radiation treatments in the 1990s, recovering to produce a Grammy Award-winning album, “Dirt Farmer,” in 2007.
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Mike Wallace Dead Dies Died - YouTube
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Toddler Shot In September Dies; Death Ruled Homicide | WBNS ...
A toddler dies from injuries, months after being shot. Get the story.
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March shooting victim dies, death classified as homicide | Crime ...
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - One of two victims from a reported gunfire exchange that happened in mid-March died from his injuries on Monday at a local ...
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Mike Wallace, '60 Minutes' Star Interviewer, Dies at 93 | Iranian.com
Mike Wallace Dead Dies Died (AP): ... Mike Wallace, famed for his tough interviews on US news programme 60 Minutes over four decades, has diedaged 93.
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Dick Clark Dead at age 82 Dies from heart attack - YouTube
Dick Clark has died at the age of 82, ABC News reports.... rockin abc network stroke heat ...
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Mike Wallace 60 Minutes Dead Dies Died | WORLD POP NEWS ...
Mike Wallace 60 Minutes Dead Dies Died ... Mike Wallace Dead Dies Died. Wallace died Saturday night April 7,2012 , according to CBS spokesman Kevin...
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