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Re: Obituaries for 2020
« Reply #800 on: May 24, 2020, 07:25:29 PM »
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The etymology of apologia (Greek: ἀπολογία) is derived from the root word apologos (ἀπόλογος), “a speech in defense”., and the corresponding verb form apologeisthai " to speak in one's defense."  The Greek philosophers Plato, Isocrates, and Aristotle described apologia as an oratory to defend positions or actions particularly in the sense of a legal defense.

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Re: Obituaries for 2020
« Reply #801 on: May 25, 2020, 10:33:16 AM »
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The etymology of apologia (Greek: ἀπολογία) is derived from the root word apologos (ἀπόλογος), “a speech in defense”., and the corresponding verb form apologeisthai " to speak in one's defense."  The Greek philosophers Plato, Isocrates, and Aristotle described apologia as an oratory to defend positions or actions particularly in the sense of a legal defense.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apologia

Sometimes words in other languages that look like certain English words mean something quite different. A classic example of this is the Spanish word "Embarazada". It does not mean "embarrassed", :whistle: .
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Re: Obituaries for 2020
« Reply #802 on: May 25, 2020, 01:01:50 PM »
Jimmy Cobb, the Pulse of Kind of Blue, Dies at 91

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Jimmy Cobb, whose subtle and steady drumming formed the pulse of some of jazz's most beloved recordings, died at his home in Manhattan on Sunday. He was 91.

The cause was lung cancer, says his wife, Eleana Tee Cobb.

Cobb was the last surviving member of what's often called Miles Davis' First Great Sextet. He held that title for almost three decades, serving as a conduit for many generations of jazz fans into the band that recorded the music's most iconic and enduring album, Kind of Blue . . .

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Cobb was also the anchor and last surviving member of the Wynton Kelly Trio (they broke up in 1969 when bassist Paul Chambers died; Kelly died a short time later); here, they're accompanied by some friendly guy named Wes . . .

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Re: Obituaries for 2020
« Reply #803 on: May 25, 2020, 01:52:51 PM »
Sometimes words in other languages that look like certain English words mean something quite different. A classic example of this is the Spanish word "Embarazada". It does not mean "embarrassed", :whistle: .
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« Reply #804 on: May 25, 2020, 03:17:45 PM »
Well, you might be if it wasn't planned.
It's a twofer. Embarrassed and embarazada.
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« Reply #805 on: May 25, 2020, 03:20:43 PM »
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Re: Obituaries for 2020
« Reply #806 on: May 31, 2020, 05:28:55 PM »
Christo, artist known for massive, fleeting displays, dies


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NEW YORK (AP) — Christo, known for massive, ephemeral public arts projects, has died. He was 84.

His death was announced on Twitter and the artist’s web page. No cause of death was given.

Along with his late wife Jeanne-Claude, the artists careers were defined by the massive, ambitious art projects that quickly disappeared soon after they were erected. In 2001, he installed more than 7,500 vinyl gates in New York’s Central Park and and wrapped the Reichstag in Berlin in fabric with an aluminum sheen in 1995.

The statement said the artist’s next project, L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped, is slated to appear in September in Paris as planned.



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Re: Obituaries for 2020
« Reply #807 on: May 31, 2020, 05:30:09 PM »
Christo, artist known for massive, fleeting displays, dies


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I saw “The Gates” in Central Park. Thank you Mr. Christo for that lovely day.
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Re: Obituaries for 2020
« Reply #808 on: May 31, 2020, 05:39:09 PM »

I saw “The Gates” in Central Park. Thank you Mr. Christo for that lovely day.
I only saw the anchors for the curtain in Rifle Gap. IIRC, that one has some wind problems.

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Re: Obituaries for 2020
« Reply #809 on: May 31, 2020, 05:40:12 PM »
I only saw the anchors for the curtain in Rifle Gap. IIRC, that one has some wind problems.

Will he be wrapped in pink for his internment?

@Smokin Joe was that the umbrellas?
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« Reply #810 on: May 31, 2020, 05:59:46 PM »
@Smokin Joe was that the umbrellas?
@Gefn No, it was the "Valley Curtain" north of Rifle, Colorado. More on that project here: https://christojeanneclaude.net/mobile/projects?p=valley-curtain
The prevailing wind through the gap was unkind to the artist's concept.

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The umbrella project was in Japan and California, iirc. https://christojeanneclaude.net/projects/the-umbrellas (Blue and yellow)
Wind proved to be the enemy there, also, as one of the umbrellas toppled, trapping a woman between a boulder and the umbrella, causing her death.
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Re: Obituaries for 2020
« Reply #811 on: May 31, 2020, 09:55:02 PM »
A year after the man who dethroned him passed away . . .

Herbert Stempel, whistleblower in quiz show scandals, dies at 93
By David P. Marino-Nachison
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/herbert-stempel-whistleblower-in-quiz-show-scandals-dies-at-93/2020/05/31/41095fc8-a35d-11ea-bb20-ebf0921f3bbd_story.html?fbclid=IwAR3lVTVPSMAm5fLncibAwjwHp7Ndjn49yc875AkOWRitTKJ_KkDGaWTtIVg

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Herbert Stempel, the Bronx-born brainiac who became a central figure and whistleblower in the game show rigging scandals of the 1950s, a cultural turning point later chronicled in the 1994 movie “Quiz Show,” died April 7 at a nursing home in New York City. He was 93.

His former wife Ethel Stempel did not give a precise cause but confirmed the death, which was not publicly announced and was first reported on Sunday by the New York Times .  . .

. . . “I wouldn’t call him a saint or a sinner,” TV historian Wesley Hyatt said of Mr. Stempel. “More than anything else, he was just a human being who was caught in a situation that was unprecedented. He did some wise things, and he did some not-so-wise things" . . .

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Re: Obituaries for 2020
« Reply #812 on: June 01, 2020, 04:55:24 PM »
Legendary Auburn football coach Pat Dye dead at 80

By: Bob D'Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
Updated: June 1, 2020 - 2:55 PM


AUBURN, Ala. — Pat Dye, who led Auburn’s football team to four Southeastern Conference championships during his 12-year coaching career at the university, died Monday. He was 80.

Dye had tested positive for the coronavirus while he was hospitalized in Atlanta with kidney issues, his son told ESPN last month. Dye’s death was first reported by 247Sports.

Dye led the Tigers to a 99-39-4 record from 1981 to 1992, winning at least a share of SEC championships in 1983, 1987, 1988 and 1989. His Auburn teams won at least 10 games in a season four times and won six bowl games.

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Actual cause of death not given, although the report leaves the reader with the impression that Dye is a coronavirus casualty.  Dye was a UGA grad who led Auburn against UGA and their Auburn-grad head coach Vince Dooly.

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Re: Obituaries for 2020
« Reply #813 on: June 02, 2020, 09:53:20 AM »
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"Kind of Blue" would be one of my stranded-on-a-desert-island album choices, along with "Milestones".

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Re: Obituaries for 2020
« Reply #814 on: June 02, 2020, 10:58:33 AM »
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"Kind of Blue" would be one of my stranded-on-a-desert-island album choices, along with "Milestones".
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Re: Obituaries for 2020
« Reply #815 on: June 08, 2020, 05:58:04 PM »
Bonnie Pointer of The Pointer Sisters Dies at 69

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Bonnie Pointer, founding member of '70s vocal group the Pointer Sisters, has died at 69. TMZ reports that her sister (and former groupmate) Anita Pointer confirmed Bonnie's passing, saying, "It is with great sadness that I have to announce to the fans of The Pointer Sisters that my sister, Bonnie died this morning. Our family is devastated, on behalf of my siblings and I and the entire Pointer family, we ask for your prayers at this time.”

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Re: Obituaries for 2020
« Reply #816 on: June 08, 2020, 06:10:21 PM »
Bonnie Pointer of The Pointer Sisters Dies at 69

https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/obituary/9398424/bonnie-pointer-pointer-sisters-dies

I had no idea they were so young!  RIP, Ms Pointer.
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Re: Obituaries for 2020
« Reply #817 on: June 08, 2020, 07:55:01 PM »
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Re: Obituaries for 2020
« Reply #818 on: June 14, 2020, 06:58:36 PM »
Katie Williams Dunning
Daughter of Hank Williams, Jr. dies at 27

Williams-Dunning, the daughter of Hank Williams, Jr., had operated clothing designer Weston Jane. She and her husband were in an SUV that was driving down Tennessee Highway 79 when the vehicle crossed the median and rolled over. Her husband survived but was injured; she was killed. She leaves behind two young children.

Obituary from The Tennesseean
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Re: Obituaries for 2020
« Reply #819 on: June 14, 2020, 07:23:57 PM »
Tragic.  So young.  Rest in peace, Mrs. Williams-Dunning.  Prayers for her loved ones.   :0001:
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Re: Obituaries for 2020
« Reply #820 on: June 14, 2020, 08:34:39 PM »
Katie Williams Dunning
Daughter of Hank Williams, Jr. dies at 27

Williams-Dunning, the daughter of Hank Williams, Jr., had operated clothing designer Weston Jane. She and her husband were in an SUV that was driving down Tennessee Highway 79 when the vehicle crossed the median and rolled over. Her husband survived but was injured; she was killed. She leaves behind two young children.

Obituary from The Tennesseean

Damn, that just sucks. I read an article about her just a few months back. She seemed like a real go getter.

And I feel for Hank. You should never have to bury a child.
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Re: Obituaries for 2020
« Reply #821 on: June 14, 2020, 09:23:43 PM »
Damn, that just sucks. I read an article about her just a few months back. She seemed like a real go getter.

And I feel for Hank. You should never have to bury a child.

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That has to be the saddest thing in the whole damn world. It upsets the natural order of things. It's contrary to nature.
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« Reply #822 on: June 14, 2020, 09:26:38 PM »
Damn, that just sucks. I read an article about her just a few months back. She seemed like a real go getter.

And I feel for Hank. You should never have to bury a child.
I agree.
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« Reply #823 on: June 14, 2020, 11:05:11 PM »
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That has to be the saddest thing in the whole damn world. It upsets the natural order of things. It's contrary to nature.
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Re: Obituaries for 2020
« Reply #824 on: June 15, 2020, 12:47:16 PM »
24 years of teaching I have seen about a dozen parents go through this. It never gets better or easier. i can't imagine there is a pain greater.
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