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L A Woman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:00 PM
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Poll question: Which 2006 Death Affected You the Most?
...could be in a good or a bad way...And why?

I'd have to say Ann Richards. One of my all-time favorite people. I'll miss her. :cry:

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:02 PM
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1. My FIL. The day he was buried my husband was hospitalized
with congestive heart failure leading up to a quadruple bypass and a debrillator implantation.

Not a good year. Not by a long shot.
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:06 PM
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2. Bradley
An excellent journalist.

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otherlander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:57 PM
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17. I second that.
Other than that, I'd vote Godfather of Soul.
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Kerrytravelers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:07 PM
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3. Ms. King was a woman of elegance, grace and compassion.
The bush family had no business at her funeral.

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Ms_Dem_Meanor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:49 PM
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14. AMEN TO THAT!!!
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 05:55 PM by Ms_Dem_Meanor
Coretta deserved better than the SHRUBS. I think that she is a perfect example of what it takes to be a "First Lady".




on edit:
PICTURE PERFECT FIRST LADY!!! :applause:
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Phillycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:07 PM
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4. James Brown, definitely.
He shaped all the music I love the best, even if it's not his. :cry:
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:12 PM
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5. Don Knotts died?
wha?
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:59 PM
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18. Here you can check a comprehensive list of deaths ...
http://dpsinfo.com/dps/2006.html

Don Knotts passed away in February.

You can also check previous years or browse alphabetically.
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Burma Jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:36 PM
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6. Syd Barret, Robert Altman, Peter Boyle, Maynard Ferguson.......n/t
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 02:38 PM by new_beawr
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:47 PM
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7. Dinerral Shavers
all over the DUniverse I can hear startled cries of "Huh?"...

http://www.nola.com/news/t-p/frontpage/index.ssf?/base/...

Dinerral Shavers, 25, died from a gunshot to the back of his head at about 5:30 p.m. while behind the wheel of his black Chevrolet Malibu in the 2200 block of Dumaine Street, police said....

Although critically wounded, Shavers continued driving four blocks up Dumaine before stopping.

By 6 p.m., Shavers lay motionless on his back in the middle of the street just outside the open driver's side door as red and green holiday lights blinked rapidly on homes behind him, and a few patrons of the Magnolia Meat Market at the corner looked on....

Shavers was the snare drummer for the Hot 8 Brass Band and the music teacher at L.E. Rabouin High School, where he had recently begun the school's first-ever marching band. "I've got 80 kids marching -- we're making history at Rabouin," he said proudly in an interview earlier this week. The band was already booked for several Mardi Gras parades.


I gues I won't be seeing the Hot 8 next week or the following week after all. :cry: looks like the Soul Rebels for me.

But never mind about my entertainment lineup; it appears that Mr. Shavers would have been an unqualified asset to a city still struggling to preserve its unique culture, with approximately zero assistance from the repuke poweres-that-be. It isn't every day that a school down there gets its first-ever band!
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ironflange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:27 PM
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8. It was kinda sad the way Gerry Ford was eaten by wolves


Seriously, Ann for me.



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ForrestGump Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:30 PM
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9. Of the choices given, it'd have to be Steve Irwin
Hit me hard, partly because of certain kinships I have with him. The disgusting behavior of certain DUers upon hearing the news, and the glimpses into their character failings that this more often than not provided, was almost as disturbing.
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L A Woman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:38 PM
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10. DUers overall are showing more sympathy for Saddam Hussein
than they did for Steve Irwin, Aaron Spelling, Gerald Ford and the others that had their graves danced upon in 2006...it's quite shocking, actually.
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ForrestGump Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:45 PM
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13. Sympathy for the Devil
is not just a rock song, I guess.
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:41 PM
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11. I agree with you....Ann Richards.
A good Democrat, a good Governor (God, especially considering who succeeded her) and one very classy lady. I was very saddened by her death,
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JustABozoOnThisBus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:43 PM
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12. I voted "other" ... Peter Boyle
"Eagle" in Steelyard Blues, the monster in Young Frankenstein, good stuff.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:51 PM
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15. Mike Evans.
:cry:

Age 57 of throat cancer complications, it's a shame and he was WAY too young. He played a considerable part in the race relations struggle of the 70s (co-created Good Times and had a character named after him; was also Lionel Jefferson in "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons". Nobody else could play Lionel. Unfortunately, CBS tried to do that anyway... :( ) Any of his episodes and scripted commentary, the guy was sharp and suave in his approach.
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 06:02 PM
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20. The second Lionel was no good.
I'm sorry he passed away so young.
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BlueIris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:56 PM
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16. One of my grandmas.
She was a great lady and I couldn't be with her during the last year of her life because of financial/emotional issues. I actually feel really bad about that now, as we tend to.
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 06:02 PM
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19. So many of them made me sad...
Dennis Weaver
June Allyson
Mike Douglas
Jack Warden
Jane Wyatt
Ed Bradley
Robert Altman
Joseph Barbera
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Ms_Dem_Meanor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 06:03 PM
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21. My Uncle John...
He was the uncle that would do every and anything for any and everybody. It didn't matter if you were a friend or a family member. He loved everyone the same.

Rest in Peace, Uncle John!!! :cry:
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 06:06 PM
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22. Joseph Barbera
I grew up watching his cartoons. My kids watch them now...

RL
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 06:07 PM
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23. Tim Hildebrandt or Maynard Ferguson or Anna Russell
Sad.
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Giant Robot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:57 PM
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32. Oh my....
I didn't know Tim Hildebrandt passed away. Very sad....
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huskerlaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 06:18 PM
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24. My grandmother.
But out of your list, Coretta Scott King.
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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 06:21 PM
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25. Dana Reeve
She was something else
Quite beautiful woman..I am not talking about her outer shell.
She stuck with Christopher through the whole saga.
Only to die of lung cancer! and she didn't smoke :mad: There is no god!!
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L A Woman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:28 PM
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30. it sure does make you question the existence of God, doesn't it?
...but I gotta believe...

I agree with you. That was a hard one.
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 06:27 PM
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26. My aunt
Of celebrities, probably Dennis Weaver...
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 06:30 PM
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27. My cousin, at the age of 48, whose memorial was today!
:cry:
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 06:43 PM
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28. Jim's
A good friend of mine.

An older man I knew from the little bar I always go to.

A decent, caring, intelligent, man.

Man he rest in peace.

:cry:

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Nikia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:22 PM
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29. My grandmother
She was 83. My grandfather, her husband, described that as a young death, but it is above average. She was not afraid to die nor especially dreaded it as she observed that many young people do. I feel bad though because she took care of my sister and I quite a bit. I also feel bad because she worked so hard taking care of her husband and felt that it was her duty, but he is now finally learning to take care of himself in old age. It just doesn't seem right. It is not that I wish bad things on my grandfather. I just wish that she had an equal right to her time and her leisure. She didn't seem resentful of it at all and was a truly self less person and fought for those and causes that she felt were right.
As for people who I don't know, I read about this girl http://www.christithomas.com / and felt truly sad when I read about her life and death.
Of your list, Steve Irwin because he was fairly young, had a young family, and was in the midst of his work: wildlife conservation and bringing that to the public. Some of those others did do great things but had lived relatively full lives and should have had no regrets at their death.
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bluethruandthru Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:37 PM
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31. Habeas Corpus!
That one really affected me. And..Jack Wild! I loved him in Oliver and H.R. Pufnstuf.
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Okiojira Donating Member (271 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:07 PM
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33. I just returned from the funeral of a friend/co-worker
she and her son died Xmas day in a head-on auto collision, so I'm going with "Other".

at the moment, I'm not feeling positively affected. i'm glad to have known her but i'm feeling pretty broken up right now.
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Nicole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:55 PM
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34. Coretta Scott King
Ann Richards would be 2nd.
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