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Chad Sweely is a contract writer for WebProNews, and previously was the Support Analyst for iEntry. Chad is also interested in classic Doctor Who, social dancing, and web design.
Freshman Player William Wayne Jones III Dies at 19
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Many football fans are saddened to learn about the sudden loss of William Wayne Jones III, a great Tennessee State University football player who instantly collapsed during practice this past Wednesday. William Wayne Jones III, 19 years old from Smyrna, …

Ellen Douglas Dies at 91, National Book Award Nominee
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If you are a fan of or aware of the novel Apostles of Light, a 1973 National Book Award nominated book, then I am sure you are aware of who Ellen Douglas was. Ellen Douglas was Apostles of Light‘s talented …

Darrell Royal Dies at 88, Texas Longhorns Coach

Fans of the well-known football team Texas Longhorns mourn today as we lose a loyal servant, Darrell Royal, who recently passed away (announced by the University of Texas on November 7th, 2012). Royal’s football career started in 1945 when he …

Milt Campbell Dies at 78, First African-American Olympic Decathlon Winner

We mourn the loss of a historic figure in the life of sports (especially the Olympics) as we hear about the passing of Milt Campbell, who was the first African-American decathlon gold-metal recipient of the 1956 Summer Olympics held in …

Navajo Code Talker George Smith Dies at 90
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Flags all around the country are positioned at half mast today to honor a brave and noble American Indian George Smith, who aided in the United States’ defeat against the Japanese forces during World War II by sending encrypted messages …

Pascual Pérez Dies at 55, Major League Baseball Player
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The baseball world loses a great and talented player today as we learn about the death of Pascual Pérez, a baseball player from the Dominican Republic who played for various American-based major league teams. At the start of Pérez’s career, …

Sabrina Bryan Eliminated: DWTS “All-Stars” Week 6
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It came as a shock to many during last night’s results show when Disney Cheetah Girl Sabrina Bryan and Pro-dancer Louis Van Amstel were eliminated. One of the main reasons why this came as a shock was because they received …

Emanuel Steward Dies at 68, Boxing Legend
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Yesterday (Thursday, October 25th, 2012), we reported that the announced death of boxing legend Emanuel Steward was a false rumor (as confirmed by his family); however, it is now confirmed (by various sources) that Emanuel Steward has died. Steward started …

Betty Fletcher Dies at 89, Liberal U.S. Appeals Judge
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Today, we mourn the loss of Betty Fletcher, a great and faithful servant to San Francisco’s Court of Appeals (Ninth District), who died yesterday (Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012). Prior to her involvement with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Fletcher …

Paul Kurtz Dies at 86, Philosopher and Author
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One of the main proponents who helped get secular humanism visible within society has died. Paul Kurtz, a controversial but popular philosopher and author who founded the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry has died. Prior to Kurtz’s involvement with “secular humanism,” …

Russell Means Dies at 72, Native American Activist
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Various active Native American tribes mourn today as a great friend and activist has now departed. Russel Means, an Oglala Sioux activist, and active member of the American Indian Movement (AIM) has died today (Monday, October 22nd, 2012). Means became …

George McGovern Dies at 90, 1972 Presidential Nominee
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This past Sunday, we lost a great politician extraordinaire, who will be sadly missed because of his ardent political passions, his idealism, and his fervent love for his country. Additionally, he is remembered as a historian, university professor, scholar of …

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With Search Engine Optimization being such an integral part of how we use the Internet today, keeping tabs on your website’s Google PageRank is more important than ever. We ALL want to have our website appear at the top of …

Eddie Yost Dies at 86, Baseball’s “Walking Man”
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If you are a fan of classic baseball history, I am sure you are aware of who Eddie Yost was. Baseball’s “Walking Man” who played for various professional baseball teams, such as the Washington Senators, the Detroit Tigers, and the …

Bristol Palin Eliminated: DWTS “All-Stars” Week 4
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Well-known teen abstinence spokesperson Bristol Palin, along with her professional dancer Mark Ballas, were eliminated as part the fourth week on the hit dancing-reality show Dancing With the Stars‘ All-Stars” season. Bristol Palin, daughter of former Governor of Alaska and …

Robert Labranche (Bizzle) Dies at 37, Miami Rapper
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Fans of the well-known hip-hop artist “Bizzle” mourn today as they receive news that rapper Robert Labranche has died, due to a shooting at a local car wash. Robert Labranche did not have a pleasant upbringing. The majority of the …

Kyle Bennett Dies at 33, Olympic BMX Racer
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Bike racing, especially Bicycle Motorcross (BMX), is a very integral part of any summer Olympic season. With this in mind, it is sad news to bear that Kyle Bennett, a well-known BMX racer, has passed away. Kyle Bennett, from Conroe, …

Arlen Specter Dies at 82, Pennsylvania Senator

The political world mourns today as we lose a loyal servant to Pennsylvania, Arlen Specter, who recently changed his political affiliation from Republican to Democrat. Arlen Specter, a Kansas native, moved to Pennsylvania during his college years, where he attended …

Helmut Haller Dies at 73, German World Cup Footballer

For those who are into classic football history, or have been watching the World Cup since the 1960s, I am sure you are aware of who Helmut Haller was. Haller was a well-known German footballer who unfortunately passed away this …

Sammi Kane Kraft Dies at 20, “Bad News Bears” Star
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The entertainment and baseball industries say goodbye to a young shining star who was just getting started in her career. Sammi Kane Kraft, a talented child actor from New Jersey, has died. Sammi Kane Kraft was very proficient in athletics …

Turhan Bey Dies at 90, Austrian Actor and Producer
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The entertainment world says goodbye to another talented actor, Turhan Bey, who made appearances in various modern television shows, as well as classic 1940s films. Turhan Bey, from Vienna, Austria, became involved with acting after his family migrated to the …

Sam Gibbons Dies at 92, Florida Congressman

On the eve of the 2012 Vice Presidential debate, we say our goodbyes to a very loyal Florida congressman, Sam Gibbons, who passed away yesterday (October 10th, 2012). Prior to his involvement with politics, Gibbons joined the U.S. Army in …

Alex Karras Dies at 77, NFL Defensive Tackle
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If you are a fan of classic 1960s and 1970s football, I am sure you are aware of who Alex Karras was. Alex Karras was a well-known NFL player for the Detroit Lions, who unfortunately passed away today (October 10th, …

Yvonne Mounsey Dies at 93, New York City Ballet Star
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The dance (particularly ballet) world has now lost another great icon. Yvonne Mounsey, who was known for her involvement with the New York City Ballet passed away this past Saturday (September 29th, 2012). Yvonne Mounsey (born as Yvonne Louise Leibbrandt) …