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The man who brought you the Miracle Brush, the Veg-o-matic and millions of albums containing 25 Country Hits or Hooked on Classics died Wednesday.
Philip Kives was 87.
Born on a Jewish colony farm near Oungre, Sask., Feb. 12, 1929, Kives came to Winnipeg in 1962 to create the company that bore the first letter of his last name, K-Tel.
Kives produced a live, five-minute TV commercial the first infomercial, he claimed to sell a Teflon non-stick frying pan, and sales took off afterwards. From then on he always wrote and directed all the TV commercials.
But wait, theres more.
If you grew up in the 70's, nearly half the ads you saw on TV were K-tel product ads.
My 8-tracks were a mess UNTIL this:
Cross gently, Mr Kives...
(CNN)Authorities investigating the death of music legend Prince found prescription opioid medication on his person and in his Minnesota home, a law enforcement official told CNN on Wednesday.
The pills are commonly used to treat pain, and investigators have brought in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to help with the case, the source said.
Investigators believe a health scare about a week before Prince's death, which caused an unscheduled landing of his plane in Illinois, was likely the result of a reaction to the pain medication, the official said.
The pilot told air traffic control that a passenger, later known to be Prince, was unresponsive.<snip>
Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/27/entertainment/prince-opioid-medication/index.html?adkey=bn
By KEITH ROGERS
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL
Clarendon Clare Hetrick, one of the last seven USS Arizona survivors of the Pearl Harbor attack that launched the United States into World War II, died in a Las Vegas hospital Monday, his family said. He was 92.
Its a great loss to us, his granddaughter, Stephanie Hetrick, of Las Vegas, said Thursday.
Clare Hetrick had planned to attend ceremonies for the upcoming 75th anniversary of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack at the sunken USS Arizona Memorial at Oahu, Hawaii.
Come hell or high water, he was going to go, Stephanie Hetrick said. Every year he was ready to go to the Arizona in Hawaii to honor his brothers who were lost.
She said his ashes will be interred Dec. 7 in the USS Arizona along with those of his wife, Jeannie Hetrick, who died in 2014, and a shipmate, John Anderson. She said he died Monday night at University Medical Center where he was recovering from lip cancer surgery.
Of the 2,403 men and women who died in the attack by Japanese warplanes, almost half 1,177 were on the Arizona. About 335 of those aboard the Arizona survived that day.
Did we kill off Neanderthals?
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