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King Bushwich the 33rd
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From: Ling Cod Beach, CA 90803
Posted: 2006-09-05 11:26 am   Permalink

Legendary Los Angeles Disk Jockey Richard "Huggy Boy" Hugg.
Signed off on 8/30/06

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr/television/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003086598

http://www.laweekly.com/music/music/hes-an-angel/5417/


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alohabros
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From: westernus
Posted: 2006-09-14 2:00 pm   Permalink

... rupert the swan...

O.C. Patrol Boat Kills Harbor's Black Swan
Craft hitting Rupert, a Newport fixture for more than two decades, was on its way to the site where a body was found.
By David Haldane, Times Staff Writer
September 14, 2006


A Harbor Patrol boat speeding to where a woman's body had been found Wednesday inadvertently ran over and killed Rupert, the black swan of Newport Harbor whose misadventures with fishing lines and burning boats made him a local legend for more than two decades.

The body of the unidentified woman was found wrapped in a blanket and floating off the dock of the Newport Harbor Yacht Club about 4:15 p.m., said Sgt. Bill Hartford, a spokesman for the Newport Beach Police Department.

"Right now it's being investigated as a probable homicide," Hartford said. The body was first reported by a dock worker at the club.

As police and coroner's examiners began their investigation, harbor denizens unaware of the woman's death were mourning the loss of the bird they considered an icon.

"Everybody in Newport Harbor knows him," Elizabeth Barnes, 42, said of the big Australian swan reputed to have once been a pet.

Over the years, Rupert's antics attracted notoriety. Velvety-rich black with a bright red beak, the 15-pound bird was known for chasing lifeguards, honking at boaters and causing at least one terrified pair of canoeists to capsize.

He was impaled by fishhooks, routinely swam toward burning boats, was nearly strangled by fishing line and once was found near death after coming upon a diesel fuel spill.

Several years ago, Rupert's longtime mate, Pearl, died under mysterious circumstances, prompting locals to initiate a fund drive to buy him a new wife. "He'd been really depressed," Barnes said.

On Wednesday afternoon, Perry Emsiek, 16, was in a sailboat near the Balboa Yacht Club practicing for a race when she saw the Orange County Harbor Patrol speed by.

"I looked up, and Rupert was in their wake," she said later. "We just kept looking and didn't see him pop back up, so we sailed over there, and he was floating upside down. There was blood everywhere in the water; it looked like he was pretty cut up."

Some familiar with the bird's habits speculated that he might have been drawn by the patrol boat's bright red color, which he seemed compelled to chase.

"He kind of got sucked under," said Sgt. David Ginther of the Harbor Patrol. "We all basically loved Rupert; he was part of the patrol."


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alohabros
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From: westernus
Posted: 2006-09-14 2:04 pm   Permalink

... ann richards... 1933 - 2006...

 
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King Bushwich the 33rd
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From: Ling Cod Beach, CA 90803
Posted: 2006-09-19 10:45 am   Permalink

Warren Bolster
Surf and Skateboard photographer
June 1947-September 2006

http://surfermag.com/features/onlineexclusives/warrenbolster


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Matterhorn1959
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Joined: Feb 18, 2006
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From: Mile High City
Posted: 2006-09-22 7:56 pm   Permalink

Danny Flores from the Champs, played the Saxophone and shouted "Tequila!" in the song Tequila!
Danny Flores Man Who Shouted Tequila!

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naugatiki
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Joined: Jan 02, 2004
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From: Port Angeles, Wa
Posted: 2006-10-05 07:01 am   Permalink

Cleopatra Jones, dang, I was hoping for a comeback.


http://www.cnn.com/2006/SHOWBIZ/Movies/10/05/obit.dobson.ap/index.html

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mrtikibar
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Joined: Jul 07, 2002
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From: Neskowin, OR
Posted: 2006-10-13 08:12 am   Permalink

Robert 'Bobby' Cook -- owner of S.F. tavern that was full of owls.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/10/12/BAG61LNO301.DTL&hw=owl+tree&sn=001&sc=1000
(I got this from cynfulcynner's post under owls.)

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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2006-10-13 4:43 pm   Permalink

GROG's love-life. (This IS the dead-thread, right?)




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King Bushwich the 33rd
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Posted: 2006-10-24 11:02 am   Permalink

Runaways Drummer Sandy West
1959-2006

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/6079542.stm

http://www.therunaways.com



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pappythesailor
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From: Mass.
Posted: 2006-10-30 08:01 am   Permalink

The pink, plastic flamingo

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061029/ap_on_bi_ge/flamingo_s_swan_song

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cheeky half
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From: Tucson, AZ
Posted: 2006-11-21 1:06 pm   Permalink

Robert Altman, acclaimed director of MASH, Nashville, Gosford Park and The Player, has died at the age of 81

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/6170376.stm
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cynfulcynner
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From: Ocean Beach, San Francisco
Posted: 2006-11-22 12:13 pm   Permalink

Dirk Dirksen, SF's "pope of punk"

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/11/22/BAGCJMHQ8B1.DTL


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King Bushwich the 33rd
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From: Ling Cod Beach, CA 90803
Posted: 2006-12-04 09:50 am   Permalink

The world's most famous circus clown, Emmett Kelly Jr.
November 13 1923 - November 29 2006

http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/ss/local/34508.php

http://www.emmettkellyjr.com/pages/146986/index.htm



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cheeky half
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Posted: 2006-12-04 11:13 am   Permalink

Anita O'Day. Jazz singer almighty and one cool dame....

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/6179888.stm

http://www.anitaoday.com/default.htm

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Tiki-Kate
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From: Yucaipa, CA
Posted: 2006-12-13 7:53 pm   Permalink

Peter Boyle.

http://kevxml2adsl.verizon.net/_1_2GL1TO102CM1HCC__vzn.dsl/apnws/story.htm?kcfg=apart&sin=D8M0BCF00&qcat=entertain&ran=7281&passqi=&feed=ap&top=1
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