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I happen to agree with bayaker. I confess to being a very twisted, morbid individual, but opening the contest up to minors wouldn't bother me in the least.
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I'd feel pretty uncomfortable about getting rid of that rule.
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Fair enough. Not that big a deal to me. I'm not going to champion the cause.
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The story now is that she went to her ex-husbands house with her new husband and ambushed him. She was killed while trying to kill her ex. It’s a bizarre story but so far no arrests and the ex who fired the shots is free and able to give a press conference.
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I'd feel pretty uncomfortable about getting rid of that rule.
A cutoff age doesn't really matter to me - I was just scratching my head over the reasoning.

It's not likely that I would have heard of any very young celebrities, so ninety points for a ten year old kicking off would go to somebody else's list anyhow
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A cutoff age doesn't really matter to me - I was just scratching my head over the reasoning.

It's not likely that I would have heard of any very young celebrities, so ninety points for a ten year old kicking off would go to somebody else's list anyhow
To me the reasoning is any child who is picked most likely is very ill. Who is hoping for a child to die?
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Jason Davis who was famous enough to be on Celebrity Rehab but not famous enough for me to have ever heard of him is dead at 35.

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British music producer and DJ Andrew Weatherall, who helped bring the underground sounds of acid house to a mass audience, has died. He was 56.

Former UAW President Owen Bieber dies aged 90

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Founder of the South African musical group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Joseph Shabalala, age 78.
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The story now is that she went to her ex-husbands house with her new husband and ambushed him. She was killed while trying to kill her ex. It’s a bizarre story but so far no arrests and the ex who fired the shots is free and able to give a press conference.
Of course, that's the story of the ex and his current wife. After all, Sanders and her husband aren't around to give their side of the story. But it seems pretty clear that they showed up armed at the ex's house, which doesn't exactly speak well of their intentions.

Yellow Springs, Ohio seems like a really weird place for something like this to happen. It's best known as being the home of Antioch College, a place that definitely puts the 'liberal' in 'liberal arts education.'
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I just scored on my themed list(cast of MASH) for Kellye Nakahara. She died at 28 points(age 72).

Played Nurse Kelly on the show and, memorably to me, the cook in the movie Clue.
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Charles Portis, author of True Grit, dead at 86.


An Arkansas author, he was known for going to award ceremonies held for him, and sneaking out before he had to speak. True Grit was a major film for John Wayne.
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Keeping with the MASH theme, I failed to realize Gene Reynolds died as well. He produced it and was 96. Died almost two weeks ago.
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Players, I know I am behind on checking deaths, but my keyboard got fritzed, long story. I'm getting a new one ASAP, I WILL catch up. I'm on a computer at the library now.
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Esther Scott, actress from Boyz In the Hood, has died at 66.
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I was looking over my list(s) and realized I misspelled one of my picks. Just to clarify Jim Carr (Canadian member of Parliament) was who I intended by Jim Karr (apologies for such a tardy correction, and I fully understand if you wish to not accept it)
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Paula Kelly, stage and screen actress.

George Coyne, Priest and Science Author who espoused that intelligent design has no business being taught in schools and that science and religion aren't necessarily opposed.

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Ordained minister Dyanne Thorne-gone at age 83.
I don't know whether it is good or bad that nobody recognized her name.
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I don't know whether it is good or bad that nobody recognized her name.
Well, hey, she was in The President's Analyst and Real Men and A Piece of the Action (one of the more amusing episodes of Star Trek), so she did do some serious stuff that people might have seen.
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No problem, as long as he hasn't garnered points for someone by dying already!

Oh, I'm typing from home now, see my previous post. When I mentioned at work that I needed a new keyboard and was going to buy one online, a coworker told me she'd seen keyboards for sale at a local resale shop, one of my favorites, called God's storehouse. I went there after work and found they had half a dozen, priced from $2 to $4. What a deal, I'd seen one online for $13 and thought that wasn't bad. So I bought two boards, one as a spare for the next time my cat or dog messes up one.
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Actress Ja'net Dubois is no longer experiencing good times.
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I just saw that news, but the AP says no one knows how old she was.
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Stanis said DuBois appeared to be in good health when they appeared two weeks ago at a signing event. Her birth date was something she kept to herself, Stanis said.

“Nobody really knows,” said Stanis, who recalled telling DuBois, “’Oh, you’re so lucky. Nobody knows your age, girl!’
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I'm just posting so that this thread comes up in searches again.

But in the spirit of contributing something: Oh dear, she was a delight.

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Kellye Nakahara. She died at 28 points(age 72).

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Not too sure if the guy who invented the cut, copy, and paste functions we use on computers is 'celebrity' enough for this thread, but that guy? He just died:

https://gizmodo.com/larry-tessler-mo...1841787408/amp
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I salute you, Larry Tessler! You made my life easier rather than harder, and for that I am thankful! RIP.

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I salute you, RIP. Larry Tessler! You Larry Tessler made my life easier, and for that I am thankful! RIP. I salute you, Larry Tessler!



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Not too sure if the guy who invented the cut, copy, and paste functions we use on computers is 'celebrity' enough for this thread, but that guy? He just died:

https://gizmodo.com/larry-tessler-mo...1841787408/amp
You couldn’t bother to cut and paste his name? Shame!
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Here, I got it.
The  advent  of  the  personal  computer  wasn’t  just about
available to everyone,  it was also about making them ac
lacking  a  computer  science  degree.   Larry  Tesler, who p
a household name like Steve Jobs or Bill Gates, but his c
and mobile devices easier to use are the  highlight  of a l
computing.
Born in 1945 in New York, Tesler  went on to study comp
and  after graduation he  dabbled  in artificial  intelligenc
a deeply  concerning  tool) and became  involved  in the a
movements, with companies like IBM as one of his deser
job at  the Xerox  Palo  Alto Research  Center (PARC)  wher
PARC is famously known for developing the mouse-drive
all  take  for  granted,  and  during  his  time  at  the  lab  Tes
word  processor called  Gypsy  that is best known for  coin
“paste”  when it comes to commands for removing,  dupl
text.
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Here, I got it.
The  advent  of  the  personal  computer  wasn’t  just about
available to everyone,  it was also about making them ac
lacking  a  computer  science  degree.   Larry  Tesler, who p
a household name like Steve Jobs or Bill Gates, but his c
and mobile devices easier to use are the  highlight  of a l
computing.
Born in 1945 in New York, Tesler  went on to study comp
and  after graduation he  dabbled  in artificial  intelligenc
a deeply  concerning  tool) and became  involved  in the a
movements, with companies like IBM as one of his deser
job at  the Xerox  Palo  Alto Research  Center (PARC)  wher
PARC is famously known for developing the mouse-drive
all  take  for  granted,  and  during  his  time  at  the  lab  Tes
word  processor called  Gypsy  that is best known for  coin
“paste”  when it comes to commands for removing,  dupl
text.
RIP
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De’ath d’ied.

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