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Old 2020-03-13, 16:32   #1288
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Li was a young chinese doctor who alerted his colleagues 2019 December 30 to a new disease and faced the unjustifiable but politically shortsighted expedient wrath of his local government in response, returned to work, contracted the illness himself from a seriously ill patient, and subsequently died, age 33, on 2020 February 7. He was one of several who sounded the early alarm about what is now a pandemic. Read all of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Wenliang I wonder how many lives his warning colleagues may have saved already. "I think there should be more than one voice in a healthy society, and I don't approve of using public power for excessive interference"

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Old 2020-03-13, 17:53   #1289
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RG's longtime colleague Renate Scheidler - I had the pleasure of meeting both of them at one of the every-other-December WCNTC meet-ups at Asilomar in late 90s - just posted this to the NMBRTHRY mailing list - it has the above link plus several others. Was not aware of RG's passion for climbing - having done some mountaineering in western Alberta (mountains around Jasper) in my college days, I can say it's certainly a spectacular part of the world for it:

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Date: March 12, 2020 11:42:23 AM PDT
Subject: Richard Guy (1916-2020)

Richard Kenneth Guy passed away on March 9 at the age of 103. He will be fondly remembered not only as a great mathematician and teacher, but also as a generous philanthropist and passionate mountaineer. Richard's obituary can be found at https://calgaryherald.remembering.ca...guy-1078841321 Here are some other websites about Richard: https://science.ucalgary.ca/mathemat...ut/richard-guy https://gripped.com/news/canadian-cl...y-dies-at-103/ https://top7over70.com/2019/04/28/ri...ng-to-the-top/
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Old 2020-03-14, 21:36   #1290
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It suffered a premature death at only 2.5 months old from Covid-19.

The world is in stasis until 2021 rolls around.

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Old 2020-03-17, 23:53   #1291
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Lyle Waggoner, who starred on "The Carol Burnett Show" and in the 1970s "Wonder Woman" series, has died at 84, Variety has confirmed.

In a statement released by Waggoner's family it was revealed that the "loving husband, father, grandfather, entrepreneur, and actor passed away peacefully at home on March 17th at the age of 84 with his wife at his side. The cause of death was cancer."

Waggoner may have become best known for his roles on "The Carol Burnett Show," where he started as the announcer in 1967 but stayed on with the sketch show through 1974. Some of his most notable sketches include being interrogated by a Nazi and his finger puppet and playing a love-lorn man in "As The Stomach Turns," a slave master in "The Oldest Man," Olympian Mark Spitz to Burnett's Charo, and an alien known as the Jolly Green Thing.
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Old 2020-03-18, 17:07   #1292
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Old 2020-03-21, 09:10   #1293
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Kenny Rogers:

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Old 2020-03-24, 10:50   #1294
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Old 2020-03-24, 10:58   #1295
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Old 2020-03-25, 23:41   #1296
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Former FBI agent Robert Levinson, who went missing in Iran in 2007, is believed to have died while in the custody of the Middle Eastern nation, his family said.
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Levinson vanished in 2007 after being apprehended on Iran’s Kish Island while conducting a secret mission for the CIA.

In November 2010, video emerged of Levinson wearing an orange jumpsuit and pleading to be released and returned to the United States.
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ATLANTA (AP) — The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery fought to end segregation, lived to see the election of the country's first black president and echoed the call for "justice to roll down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream" in America.

For more than four decades after the death of his friend and civil rights icon, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the fiery Alabama preacher was on the front line of the battle for equality, with an unforgettable delivery that rivaled King's — and was often more unpredictable. Lowery had a knack for cutting to the core of the country's conscience with commentary steeped in scripture, refusing to back down whether the audience was a Jim Crow racist or a U.S. president.
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Old 2020-03-28, 18:05   #1298
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Tom Coburn, staunch opponent of wasteful government spending, just as the latest multitrillion-$ US stimulus package got signed. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/sen...-battle-report
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