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Old 07-13-2017, 01:00 PM
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I was wondering that myself.

I'd love to see points awarded, as he is my top "tragedy" pick, but if I had a nickel for every time he's been reported dead....
Not usually by Daesh though. I'd say you can award this time.
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Old 07-14-2017, 05:40 PM
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Helen Fawkes. I have a tragedy/unique
https://media.info/television/news/b...awkes-has-died

This was last month
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William "Hootie" Johnson, 86, served as Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club amd oversaw the Masters Tournament.

Was in charge when Martha Burke was challenging the club for being All Male and excluding women in the 2000's. Women were not admitted until 2012 under the Chairmanship of Billy Paine. He supported the change in 2012. (First woman admitted: Condelezza Rice and Darla Moore)

Pushed for course design changes to try to "Tiger-proof" the course after Tiger's dominating performance in 1997.

Expanded TV coverage of the Masters.
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Martin Landau, the all-purpose actor who showcased his versatility as a master of disguise on the Mission: Impossible TV series and as a broken-down Bela Lugosi in his Oscar-winning performance in Ed Wood, has died. He was 89.

Landau also was an admired acting teacher who taught the craft to the likes of Jack Nicholson. And in the 1950s, he was best friends with James Dean and, for several months, the boyfriend of Marilyn Monroe. “She could be wonderful, but she was incredibly insecure, to the point she could drive you crazy,” he told The New York Times in 1988.

With his dark hair and penetrating blue eyes, Landau found success on New York stages in Goat Song, Stalag 17 and First Love. Hitchcock caught his performance on opening night opposite Edward G. Robinson in a road production of Middle of the Night, the first Broadway play written by Paddy Chayefsky, and cast him as the killer Leonard in North by Northwest.

In Middle of the Night, “I played a very macho guy, 180 degrees from Leonard, who I chose to play as a homosexual — very subtly — because he wanted to get rid of Eva Marie Saint with such a vengeance,” he recalled in a 2012 interview.

As the ally of James Mason and nemesis of Saint and Cary Grant, Landau plummets to his death off Mount Rushmore in the movie’s climactic scene. With his slick, sinister gleam and calculating demeanor, he attracted the notice of producers and directors.

He went on to perform for such top directors as Joseph L. Mankiewicz in Cleopatra (1963) — though he said most of his best work on that film was sent to the cutting-room floor — George Stevens in The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), John Sturges in The Hallelujah Trail (1965) and Henry Hathaway in Nevada Smith (1966).

Landau played puppet master Geppetto in a pair of Pinocchio films and appeared in such films as Pork Chop Hill (1959), City Hall (1996), The X-Files: Fight the Future (1998), Rounders (1998), Edtv (1999), The Majestic (2001), Lovely, Still (2008) and Mysteria (2011).
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Legendary sportscaster Bob Wolff died on Saturday night, his family announced. He was 96. Called games for Washington Senators / MN Twins.

Throughout his career Wolff interviewed everyone from Babe Ruth to Derek Jeter, and he was behind the microphone for Don Larsen's perfect game in the 1956 World Series.

Wolff is the only sportscaster to call play-by-play for championships in each of the four major North American sports.

In 2012, Guinness World Records certified Wolff had the longest known career as a sportscaster.
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and George Romero, the creator of the modern Zombie
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I was wondering that myself.

I'd love to see points awarded, as he is my top "tragedy" pick, but if I had a nickel for every time he's been reported dead....
I would have points too, but Wikipedia hasn't confirmed it so it can't be true I'll wait a little while longer. (Not like anyone is changing this year's strategy based on whether he died or not)
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Helen Fawkes: DEAD!

The BBC journalist blogged about her battle with cancer. She died June 11 at age 44.

working girl gets a second tragic hit along with a unique hit.

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contestant......Normal Deaths..Tragic Deaths..Unique Deaths...Total Points
Wannabe Actuary.......2..............2..............2..... ........67
Cynical Realist.......3..............1..............2..... ........50
yankeetripper.........1..............1............ ..0.............32
Maphisto's Sidekick...1..............1..............0........ .....31
Werewolf..............2..............0............ ..1.............28
working girl..........1..............2..............1..... ........27
Patience..............2..............1............ ..1.............21
frummie...............0..............1............ ..0.............20
The Arbitrary.........2..............0..............1. ............18
Ezekial Cumberland....1..............0..............0..... ........15
LastExamTaker.........1..............0............ ..0..............8
vividox...............1..............0............ ..0..............2
Abused Student .......1..............0..............0............ ..1
Traina................0..............0............ ..0..............0
Loner.................0..............0............ ..0..............0
Browncoat.............0..............0............ ..0..............0
Keep watching those obits!
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Old 07-17-2017, 11:27 AM
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Chuck Blazer: DEAD!

The Soccer executive held high positions in US Soccer, CONCACAF and FIFA. He admitted guilt in the bribery scandal involving the World Cup bids of Morocco for the 1998 Cup and South Africa for the 2010 Cup. He is now blazing in the afterlife as he died on July 12 at age 72.

frummie gets a unique hit and moves into a tie for third place.

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contestant......Normal Deaths..Tragic Deaths..Unique Deaths...Total Points
Wannabe Actuary.......2..............2..............2..... ........67
Cynical Realist.......3..............1..............2..... ........50
yankeetripper.........1..............1............ ..0.............32
frummie...............1..............1............ ..1.............32
Maphisto's Sidekick...1..............1..............0........ .....31
Werewolf..............2..............0............ ..1.............28
working girl..........1..............2..............1..... ........27
Patience..............2..............1............ ..1.............21
The Arbitrary.........2..............0..............1. ............18
Ezekial Cumberland....1..............0..............0..... ........15
LastExamTaker.........1..............0............ ..0..............8
vividox...............1..............0............ ..0..............2
Abused Student .......1..............0..............0............ ..1
Traina................0..............0............ ..0..............0
Loner.................0..............0............ ..0..............0
Browncoat.............0..............0............ ..0..............0
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Newsweak vis Yahoo:

The leader of the Islamic State militant group (ISIS), Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is almost certainly still alive, according to one of Iraqi Kurdistan's intelligence chiefs, despite several reports that he was killed in Syria in June.

"Baghdadi is definitely alive. He is not dead. We have information that he is alive. We believe 99 percent he is alive," Lahur Talabany told Reuters in an interview.

"Don't forget his roots go back to Al-Qaeda days in Iraq. He was hiding from security services. He knows what he is doing," he added.


(Sounds like a Weekend at Bernie's situation developing....)
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