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Richard Ramirez: A Love Story?

Richard Ramirez marries Doreen Lioy. 
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Richard Ramirez, the serial killer known as The Night Stalker and sentenced to die for his brutal murders in Los Angeles County, California in the early Eighties, has died of natural causes in a hospital. He was 53. Ramirez, who in 1985 was found guilty of 14 murders, 5 attempted murders and six rapes, appears to have been unusually attractive ...

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The Death of the Enlightenment

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The greatest intellectuals of history rose to prominence in periods of catastrophic change. In the ancient world, Aristotle, Cicero, Confucius, and the Arab scholar Al-Ma’Mun sought to make sense of the tumult and strife they witnessed around them. They left us manuscripts that would, in the words of the Greek historian Thucydides, last “for all time.” Their minds sought to ...

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Broken Celebrities Should Never Become Our Idols

This week my Facebook page and Twitter timeline has been filled with posts of sadness, anger, disappointment and tributes to the late music star, Whitney Houston.  Many spoke of her angelic voice, her tumultuous marriage to pop star Bobby Brown, and her sad struggle with addiction.   For days the news cycle was all Whitney Houston all the time. All ...

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Andy Rooney Has Died At The Age Of 92

Sadly mirroring the final days of Steve Jobs, Andy Rooney has also died shortly after resigning from a post that made him famous.  Below is an excerpt from CBS news. (CBS News) Andy Rooney, the “60 Minutes” commentator known to generations for his wry, humorous and contentious television essays – a unique genre he is credited with inventing – died ...

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Hillary Clinton's Candid Reaction To Qaddafi's Capture/Death

Have you ever wanted to be a fly on the wall and see how a major politician responded to an event in U.S. history?  Maybe it would be neat to see how Abraham Lincoln responded to winning the Civil War.  Or maybe you’d like to see Ronald Reagan’s reaction when he first heard about the official fall of Communist Russia.  ...

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Courageous! The Movie

I am not one for going to the movie theater, preferring instead to watch movies from the comfort of my own couch. It just makes logical sense to me. It does not cost a drop in the bucket what the cost of going to a movie theater costs these days. I can have all the snacks I want at a ...

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Final Exit Network Die with Dignity Billboards Continue in Chicago, Denver and Los Angeles

PENNINGTON, N.J., June 2, 2011 — Today, Final Exit Network continues the roll-out of billboards on the nation’s highways – Chicago, Denver and in Los Angeles. These follow others that have been placed in San Francisco, Boston, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, New Jersey and Florida. The message is simply “Irreversible illness? Unbearable Pain? Die with Dignity … Join Final Exit Network.” Those ...

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