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  • Linda Brown, 76

    Linda Brown, who as a schoolgirl was at the center of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case that rejected racial segregation in American schools, died in Topeka, Kan., Sunday afternoon. She was 76.


    Her sister, Cheryl Brown Henderson, confirmed the death to The Topeka Capital-Journal.


    The 1954 U.S. Supreme Court case, Brown v. Board of Education, involved several families, all trying to dismantle decades of federal education laws that condoned segregated schools for black and white students. But it began with Brown's father Oliver, who tried to enroll her at the Sumner School, an all-white elementary school in Topeka just a few blocks from the Browns' home.

    https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-...education-dies

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    • Habs scout Elmer Benning, 78
      Mike Taylor of the band Walk Off the Earth
      “You have to dream big. If we want to be a little city, we dream small. If we want to be a big city, we dream big, and this is a big idea.” - Mayor Stephen Mandel, 02/22/2012

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      • Ray Sawyer, lead singer of Dr. Hook

        Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show singer Ray Sawyer, who sang lead on their hit "The Cover of Rolling Stone," has passed away. He was 81.

        http://ultimateclassicrock.com/ray-s...fbshare_mobile

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        • WWE's 'Mean' Gene Okerlund Dead at 76 Tributes Pour In


          http://www.tmz.com/2019/01/02/wwe-le...ud-dead-at-76/

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          • Super Dave Osborne, 76

            https://globalnews.ca/news/4808520/s...GHZ3iu06nuyFso
            "Talk minus action equals zero." - Joe Keithley, D. O. A.

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            • Super Dave & Mean Gene, all in one week. Yikes.
              Mom said I should not talk to cretins!

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              • Daryl Dragon of Captain & Tennille, 76
                “You have to dream big. If we want to be a little city, we dream small. If we want to be a big city, we dream big, and this is a big idea.” - Mayor Stephen Mandel, 02/22/2012

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                • All three of them 76. Cue Twilight Zone them.

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                  • Originally posted by kkozoriz View Post
                    All three of them 76. Cue Twilight Zone them.

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                    • Singer-songwriter Pegi Young, who was married to Neil Young for 36 years, has died of cancer at 66
                      “You have to dream big. If we want to be a little city, we dream small. If we want to be a big city, we dream big, and this is a big idea.” - Mayor Stephen Mandel, 02/22/2012

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                      • https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/02/busin...bit/index.html
                        Noah's ark was built by volunteers...... The Titanic was built by professionals.

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                        • Gene Zwozdesky, 70
                          “You have to dream big. If we want to be a little city, we dream small. If we want to be a big city, we dream big, and this is a big idea.” - Mayor Stephen Mandel, 02/22/2012

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                          • I really liked Gene, Rip sir.
                            Animals are my passion.

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                            • Me too. I laughed during that file footage catching him in Oliver fumbling dodging the press. He almost tripped in the spring thaw. Anyone remember that?
                              Mom said I should not talk to cretins!

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                              • Star of Hello Dolly..... Carol Channing
                                https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/15/enter...ead/index.html
                                Noah's ark was built by volunteers...... The Titanic was built by professionals.

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