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Irena Anders, Polish stage actress and singer died she, 90

 Irena Anders [1] was a Polish stage actress and singer. During WWII she worked in the troupe of Henryk Wars, giving performances for the Polish Armed Forces in the West (commanded by general Władysław Anders) died she, 90. She was one of the first singers to sing the Czerwone maki na Monte Cassino.

(12 May 1920 – 29 November 2010)

Born as Iryna Jarosiewicz in Bruntál (present-day Czech Republic), she used the stage name Renata Bogdańska. After World War II, she remained in United Kingdom. In 1948, she married General Władysław Anders.[2] She starred in several movies. In 2003, a documentary film was made about her. In 2007, she received the order of Polonia Restituta.[3]
She died, aged 90 from a heart attack on 29 November 2010, in London.

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El Hijo de Cien Caras, Mexican professional wrestler, was gunned down he was 34.

Eustacio “Tacho” Jiménez Ibarra [1][4][5][6] was a Mexican Luchador enmascarado, or masked professional wrestler better known by the ring name of El Hijo de Cien Caras was gunned down he was 34.. The name is Spanish for “the Son of Cien Caras.” He was not, however, related to wrestler Cien Caras, but instead paid Cien Caras for the rights to use the ring name, a practice not uncommon in Lucha Libre. He also wrestled under the names Frankenstein and Suplex, named after the monster and the wrestling move. He was the brother of Adolfo Tapia, who wrestles as L.A. Park as well as the nephew of Super Parka and the cousin of Volador, Jr.

(March 21, 1976 – November 29, 2010)

 Professional wrestling career

Jiménez was born in a small village named Nuevo Padilla, located in the town of Tula, Tamaulipas, but while he was still a child, his family moved to Tampico, where he grew up.[1] After Jiménez’s brother Adolfo Tapiahad become famous as La Parka, he decided to follow in his footsteps and become a professional wrestler.[1] After being trained by his brother and El Salsero, Jiménez made his debut under a mask as “Frankenstein”, working for El Salsero’s promotion in Guadalupe, Nuevo León.[1] In 2001 he began wrestling under the ring name “Suplex” and acknowledged publicly that he was the brother of Adolfo Tapia.[7] He worked as Suplex on the Mexican Independent circuit for four years without much success, after which his brother decided that he needed a makeover in order to gain success.[1]

In 2005 he bought the rights to use the ring name “El Hijo de Cien Caras” (“The Son of Cien Caras”) and took the ring character of the son of Cien Caras, teaming up with Cien Caras, Jr. (who was also not related to Cien Caras).[1] Together the team became known as Los Junior Dinamitas (After their “Father’s” group Los Hermanos Dinamita). On December 11, 2005Los Junior Dinamitas defeated Flash I and Flash II to win the Occidente (western states) Tag Team Championship on a show in Guadalajara, Jalisco.[8] Los Junior Dinamitas held the Occidente Tag Team Championship for 546 days in total, making sporadic title defenses in that time.
In 2007 Los Junior Dinamitas began working for International Wrestling Revolution Group (IWRG), with the group being expanded with Máscara Año 2000, Jr. and El Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, who were actually the sons of Máscara Año 2000 (Cien Caras’ brother). On May 31, 2007 Hijo de Cien Caras and Máscara Año 2000, Jr. defeated the team of El Pantera and El Felino to win the IWRG Intercontinental Tag Team Championship.[8] El Hijo de Cien Caras’ run as double champion lasted under two weeks before losing the belts to the team of El Sagrado and Rayman on June 10, 2007.[9] Following the loss of the Occidente Tag Team Championship Los Junior Dinamitas featured the team of Hijo de Cien Caras and Máscara Año 2000, Jr. more than the other two members as the team quickly established themselves as the most dominant IWRG Tag Team Champions as they held the title for 801 days and made 11 successful title defenses, although they did have a long period of inactivity as a team in early to mid 2009 due to Hijo de Cien Caras not working regularly for IWRG.
During the time period the two had successful defenses against such teams as Electroshock and El Hijo de Anibal, Pierroth and El Hijo de Pierroth, El Hijo de Solitario and El Hijo de Anibal, Rayo de Jalisco, Jr. and El Hijo de Anibal, Dr. Wagner, Jr. and Silver King, Silver King and El Dandy, El Fantasma and Fantasma, Jr., Scorpio, Jr. and Zumbido, Arlequin and Hijo de Pierroth and The Headhunters.[9] Hijo de Cien Caras participated in the 2008 IWRG Rey del Ring tournament on July 24, 2008 and was the 29th, and last wrestler eliminated, only outlasted by the winner Scorpio, Jr.[10][11] On August 9, 2009 Los Junior Dinamitas marathon reign ended when the team of Ricky Cruzz and Scorpio, Jr.[11]

AAA vs. IWRG feud

During an IWRG show on April 29, 2010 Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA) wrestler Silver King showed up for the show, allegedly to promote the movie “Nacho Libre II” but ended up starting an interpromotional feud between AAA and IWRG.[12] Los Junior Dinamitas quickly came to the defense of IWRG, wrestling against Silver King and other AAA representatives such as Alex Koslov, Chessman and Cibernético.[13][14] During AAA’s TripleMania XVIII Los Junior Dinamitas made a surprise appearance moments after Silver King and Último Gladiador won the AAA World Tag Team Championship to challenge the new champions. This marked the first time IWRG wrestlers appeared on AAA television.[15] On June 20, 2010 Máscara Año 2000, Jr. and El Hijo de Cien Caras defeated Los Piratos (Pirata Morgan and El Hijo de Pirata Morgan to win the IWRG Tag Team Championship for a second time.[16] On November 14, 2010, Los Junior Dinamitas lost the title back to Los Piratos.[17]

Personal life
Jiménez was the brother of professional wrestler Adolfo Tapia Ibarra (L.A. Park) and nephew of Ramón Ibarra Banda (Super Parka), Johnny Ibara, King Balam and Desalmado as well as the cousin of Volador, Jr. the son of Ramón Ibarra.[7] His family outside of wrestling included his brothers Ulises, Alejandro, Gabriel and a sister named Georgina.[1] Despite using the name “Son of Cien Caras” he was not in any way related to Cien Caras, real name Carmelo Reyes González or the González wrestling family. Jiménez, like many other luchadores, kept his private life a secret and his real name was not a matter of public record until his death.[18]


In the early morning hours of November 29, 2010, Jiménez was murdered in Coyoacán, Mexico City. According to local officials Jiménez and a female companion named Adela de Luna González were sitting in a car, when they were approached by two unknown individuals who, without saying a word, opened fire and hit Jiménez once in the neck and Luna five times in the chest and neck, before fleeing the scene in a black Dodge Neon. Paramedics pronounced both Jiménez and Luna dead at the scene.[4][5][19][20] Jiménez was survived by his wife Maria Felix Rocha and his children Alan Eustace, Edgar Adolfo, Abraham and a newborn baby girl.[1] It was later reported that Luna, a 50 year old nightclub owner in Mexico City, and her former husband had been investigated by the Mexico City Justice Department for “shady dealings” involving smuggling goods from China and Japan.[6]

In wrestling

  • Finishing moves
  • Signature moves

Championships and accomplishments

  • Jalisco State

Lucha de Apuesta record

Wager Winner Loser Location Date Notes
Hair Hijo de Cien Caras Vampiro Casanova Rio Bravo, Tamaulipas 02006-06-10 June 10, 2006

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Did you know that Jesse James was one of the 10 Most Hated Celebrities of 2010?

Did you know who were the 10 Most Hated Celebs of 2010?

Number 1

 Justin Bieber – Number one is the guy you love to hate, Justin Bieber? The prep-swirl shagcut that beckons at you from every prepubescent boy at the mall? The simple and often lip synched songs? The cocky attitude that makes Kanye West look like the late Pope John Paul II?
Number 2

LeBron James  – What a bum rap LeBron James received because he left Cleveland. He went from being on top of the basketball world. This ill-fated decision changed the way NBA fans and even non-NBA fans viewed LeBron perhaps forever.  Before a televised audience of millions, he spurned his home state Cavs to take his ‘talents to South Beach.’  He had not let the Cavs know before hand about his decision. He embarrassed the Cavs franchise and a fledgling city before millions. He became the man a state turned against him. as his ‘then’  had the best record in the NBA upon entering the playoffs. 

Number 3 

Heidi Montag &  Spencer Pratt  – The most futile and irritating reality couple, Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt, is once again between the ten most hated celebs of the year. Heidi started the year revealing a plastic surgery makeover that completely disfigured her 24 year-old face and body, making her feel like Edward Scissorhands. Spencer, the enabler, was even accused of keeping his plastic doll imprisoned at home. 

Number 4

LeAnn Rimes  – LeAnn Rimes, was dubbed a husband stealer.  While celebrity affairs and scandal occur on the daily, it’s the Twitter declarations including her February tweet celebrating her “one year” relations with Cibrian, the public Helped her to earn a spot on the most hated  celebrity.

Number 5

Jesse James – earned his spot on the list when he became the man who broke Sandra Bullock’s heart.  I mean, what kind of guy does a thing like that? His multiple affairs (no less than seven!) with various skanky women, including Nazi Michelle “Bombshell” McGee, destroyed his marriage.  Later he had the nerve to call Sandra “the love of his life” and admit that he threw away a pretty amazing life for… what? A number 5 spot on the most hated celebrity list. 

Number 6

Miley Cyrus - dropped her good persona, and reinvented who she was with a racy new image and bad girl attitude with her re-invention album, “I Can’t Be Tamed” – from outrageous wardrobe and dirty dance moves to simulating lesbian kisses on stage and bumping and grinding with an older guy at a club. Miley’s busy year did not end before cheating on her boyfriend Liam Hemsworth, drinking some beers in Spain, her parents’ divorce, the celebration of her 18th birthday and finally being caught on camera while getting high on a salvia bong. Helped her to earn a spot at number 6.

Number 7

The Kardashians  – I guess it’s the irritating sense of entitlement or the fact that none of them seem to have a legitimate talent and are essential paid to be pretty. What do they really do besides exhaust the world’s supply of bronzer and fake eyelashes? They are good for helping their men win championships, although I am sure those cocky attitudes help them gain their spot at number 7.

Number 8

Jersey Shore Cast –The guidos and guidettes of MTV’s Jersey Shore have become household names, and there’s no stopping them now. Just when you thought the madness had ended with season 2, it appears that Snooki, JWoww, Sammi, Angelina, Pauly D, Vinny, Ronnie, and our favorite. Hey do they have black people in Jersey?

Number 9

Kanye West – Kanye West said in an interview he’s the Michael Jordan of music and the voice of our generation – I’m not the type to hate (okay, so I’m lying), but when you start making comments like that, someone needs to shoot him down. He thinks he’s the voice of the people. He thinks he’s a trendsetter. He somewhat is, but not a positive one. I can’t stand his belligerent arrogance and hate how he is nothing more than a whiny crybaby who plays the victim in everything. I am surprised with his great attitude that he did not rank higher…

Number 10

Ke$ha (15 votes) – Ke$ha is one of those girls that seems to get away with anything and everything. She reminds me of a young Lady Gaga. We all know that time and time again we hate her. The way she dresses the way she wants and does what she wants. And we can’t forget that naked picture scandal that Ke$ha got involved in. Is love her drug?

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Phenylpropanolamine (PPA) has certain ingredient that is causing strokes and seizures in children:

I would like to thank those of you who expressed condolences on the recent passing of my mother. She suffered a hemorrhagic stroke while she was driving home from my house at 7:30 and passed away at 8:30.

My mother’s stroke and passing was an enormous shock to my family because she did not have any symptoms or risk factors for a stroke. Just the week before she had gone to her doctor for a check up and received a clean bill of health.

She did, however, develop a cold while she was visiting me and had taken Alka Seltzer Cold Plus for 3 days Since her passing, we have learned that Alka Seltzer is one of the many cold medicines that contains Phenylpropanolamine (PPA) which can cause hemorrhagic stokes or cerebral bleeding even with the first use. I am forwarding a list of other medications that currently use PPA. These medicines are supposedly being recalled but my mother just purchased this medication less than two weeks ago. Pharmaceutical companies have known about this danger for years, we unfortunately, did not. 

I urge you to review the list of medicines with PPA and avoid these medications. All drugs containing

PHENYLPROPANOLAMINEare dangerous. You may want to try calling the 800 number listed on most drug boxes and inquire about a REFUND. Please read this CAREFULLY. Also, please pass this on to everyone you know. STOP TAKING anything containing this ingredient. It has been linked to increased hemorrhagic stroke (bleeding in brain) among women ages 18-49 in the three days after starting use of medication. Problems were not found in men, but the FDA recommended that everyone (even children) seek alternative medicine.

The following medications contain Phenylpropanolamine:

Acutrim Diet Gum Appetite Suppressant
Acutrim Plus Dietary Supplements
Acutrim Maximum Strength Appetite Control
Alka-Seltzer Plus Children’s Cold Medicine Effervescent
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold medicine (cherry or or ange)
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Medicine Original
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Cough Medicine Effervescent
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Flu Medicine
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Sinus Effervescent
Alka Seltzer Plus Night-Time Cold Medicine
BC Allergy Sinus Cold Powder
BC Sinus Cold Powder
Comtrex Flu Therapy & Fever Relief
Day & Night Contac 12-Hour Cold Capsules
Contac 12 Hour Caplets
Coricidin D Cold, Flu & Sinus
Dexatrim Caffeine Free
Dexatrim Extended Duration
Dexatrim Gelcaps
Dexatrim Vitamin C/Caffeine Free
Dimetapp Cold & Allergy Chewable Tablets
Dimetapp Cold & Cough Liqui-Gels
Dimetapp DM Cold & Cough Elixir
Dimetapp Elixir
Dimetapp 4 Hour Liquid Gels
Dimetapp 4 Hour Tablets
Dimetapp 12 Hour Extentabs Tablets
Naldecon DX Pediatric Drops
Permathene Mega-16
Robitussin CF
Tavist-D 12 Hour Relief of Sinus & Nasal Congestion
Triaminic DM Cough Rel! ief
Triaminic Expectorant Chest & Head
Triaminic Syrup ! ! Cold & amp;am p; Allergy
Triaminic Triaminicol Cold & Cough

I just found out and called the 800#on the container for Triaminic and
they informed me that they are voluntarily recalling the following medicines
because of a certain ingredient that is causing
strokes and seizures in children:

Orange 3D Cold & Allergy Cherry (Pink)
3D Cold & Cough Berry
3D Cough Relief Yellow 3D Expectorant

They are asking you to call them at 800-548-3708  800-548-3708 with the lot number on
the box so they can send you postage for you to send it back to them, and
they will also issue you a refund. If you know of anyone else with small children,


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4 people got busted on December 28, 2010

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13 people got busted on December 27, 2010

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The Key is to… look before you leap

One Light Bulb at a Time:
A physics teacher in high school, once told the students that while one grasshopper on the railroad tracks wouldn’t slow a train very much, a billion of them would. With that thought in mind, read the following, obviously written by a good American ..
 Good idea .. . one light bulb at a time . . . .

Check this out .

 I can verify this because I was in Lowes the other day for some reason and just for the heck of it I was looking at the hose attachments . They were all made in China .

 The next day I was in Ace Hardware and just for the heck of it I checked the hose attachments there. They were made in USA .

Start looking … In our current economic situation, every little thing we buy or do affects someone else – even their job . So, after reading this email, I think this lady is on the right track .. Let’s get behind her!

My grandson likes Hershey’s candy . I noticed, though, that it is marked made in Mexico now.. I do not buy it any more.

My favorite toothpaste Colgate is made in Mexico … now I have switched to Crest.. You have to read the labels on everything ..

This past weekend I was at Kroger. I needed 60 W light bulbs and Bounce dryer sheets . I was in the light bulb aisle, and right next to the GE brand I normally buy was an off-brand labeled, “Everyday Value . ” I picked up both types of bulbs and compared the stats –
they were the same except for the price ..  The GE bulbs were more money than the Everyday Value brand but the thing that surprised me the most was the fact that GE was made in MEXICO and the Everyday Value brand was made in – get ready for this – the USA in
a company in Cleveland , Ohio .

So throw out the myth that you cannot find products you use every day that are made right here ..

So on to another aisle – Bounce Dryer Sheets . .. . yep, you guessed it, bounce cost more money and is made in Canada . The Everyday Value brand was less money and MADE IN THE USA ! I did laundry yesterday and the dryer sheets performed just like the Bounce Free I have been using for years and at almost half the price!

My challenge to you is to start reading the labels when you shop for everyday things and see what you can find that is made in the USA – the job you save may be your own or your neighbors!

If you accept the challenge, pass this on to others in your circle to  start buying American, one light bulb at a time! 

Stop buying from overseas companies!

Let’s get with the program . . . .. help our fellow Americans keep their jobs and create more jobs here in the U . S . A ..

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These beautiful words.

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To understand the deep meaning of it, you must read it first

They are like the ten commandments to follow in life all the time. 

1] Prayer is not a “spare wheel” that you pull out when in trouble, but it is a “steering wheel” that directs the right path throughout. 

2] So a Car’s WINDSHIELD is so large & the Rear view Mirror is so small? Because our PAST is not as important as our FUTURE. So, Look Ahead and Move on. 

3] Friendship is like a BOOK. It takes few seconds to burn, but it takes years to write. 

4] All things in life are temporary.  If going well enjoy it, they will not last forever. If going wrong don’t worry, they can’t last long either. 

5] Old Friends are Gold! New Friends are Diamond! If you get a Diamond, don’t forget the Gold! Because to hold a Diamond, you always need a Base of Gold! 

6]  Often when we lose hope and think this is the end, GOD smiles from above and says, “Relax, sweetheart, it’s just a bend, not the end! 

7] When GOD solves your problems, you have faith in HIS abilities; when GOD doesn’t solve your problems HE has faith in your abilities. 

8]A blind person asked St. Anthony: “Can there be anything  worse than losing eye sight?” He replied: “Yes, losing your vision!” 

9] When you pray for others, God listens to you and blesses them, and sometimes, when you are safe and happy, remember that someone has prayed for you.

10] WORRYING does not take away tomorrow’s TROUBLES; it takes away today’s PEACE.

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6 people got busted on December 26, 2010

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John Gerrish, American composer, died he was 100,

John O’Neill (Jack) Gerrish  was an American composer of the 20th century , best known for The Falcon, a cappella piece for SATB based on the Middle or Early Modern English Corpus Christi Carol died he was  100.[1][2]

(August 14, 1910 – November 29, 2010)

Early life

Gerrish was the son of Charles Percy Gerrish and Mary Elizabeth O’Neill of Potsdam, New York. He graduated from Crane School of Music in 1930, and led a dance band during the 1930s. He taught for ten years at Franklin Academy in Malone, New York and was a professor of music at Kean University in New Jersey for most of his career.[3]


In addition The Falcon, Gerrish’s better-known works include Variations on a Burgundian Carol for 3 Recorders, based on the carol Patapan, published in New York by Associated Music Publishers in 1957. Reviewer, Joel Newman, called the work “neatly-constructed, fun-to-play, but merely-cute variations.”[4] Other compositions include I Sing A Maiden (1953), Fifteen Christmas melodies for soprano recorder and piano (1954), and the piano solos Country Dance, Mountain Climbing and ‘South Wind (1954).
The Music Educators Journal published a detailed article and interview “A Family Program for Voices, Recorders, and Viols: The Gerrish Family” in 1962.[5] The New York State Teachers Association, Northern Zone, lists John Gerrish as Chairman of Music Section in Malone, New York, September 29, 1939. [6]

Personal life

Gerrish married twice. After the death of his first wife, Marion Benham of Saranac Lake, he married the Claire Stackpole of Winooski.[3] Following his retirement, Gerrish was the organist at the Winooski United Methodist Church for twenty years.[3] He died on November 29, 2010 and is buried at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Potsdam.[3]

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Richard Goldman, American philanthropist, founder of the Goldman Environmental Prize died he was , 90

Richard N. Goldman was an American philanthropist who co-founded the Goldman Environmental Prize in 1990 with his wife, Rhoda Goldman  died he was , 90. [1] The Jewish Telegraphic Agency has called Goldman “one of the most influential Jewish philanthropists in the United States.” [2] He founded the insurance company Goldman Insurance and Risk Management, and with his wife he established the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund in 1951.

(April 16, 1920 – November 29, 2010)


Richard and Rhoda Goldman established the Goldman Environmental Prize in San Francisco, California, in 1990.[1] Goldman’s foundation, which is sometimes nicknamed the “Green Nobel,” awarded six prizes annually worth $150,000 USD to environmental activists representing six regions of the world.[1] Approximately $13.2 million has been awarded to activists from more than 70 countries since the Goldmans established the award, as of 2010.[1] The 1991 Goldman Environment Prize winner Wangari Maathai from Kenya and founder of the Green Belt Movement, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004.[3]
In addition to his work with the Goldman Environmental Prize, Goldman supported beautification projects in San Francisco, and co-founded the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund.[2] Through his foundation, which is worth more than one billion dollars, Goldman funded projects throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, including the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco and the Rhoda Goldman Plaza.[2] Among his California projects were investments in solar power, and protection of redwood forests and sealife.[3] In 2004, he was awarded the Chairman’s Medal in the 11th Annual Heinz Award.[4]


Personal life

Richard Goldman was the son of lawyer Richard Samuel Goldman and his wife Alice Wertheim Goldman.[5] He died at his home in San Francisco on November 29, 2010, at the age of 90.[1] He was survived by his daughter, Susan Gelman, and two sons, John and Doug.[2] He was predeceased by his wife, philanthropist Rhoda Goldman, who died in 1996 and their son, Richard, who died in 1989.[2]

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Alfred Masini, American television producer, creator of Entertainment Tonight, Solid Gold and Star Search, died from melanoma.he was , 80

Alfred Michael “Al” Masini  was an American television producer.
Masini was born in in Jersey City, New Jersey, and was a three-sport star in college and an Air Force officer during the Korean War.
His production company created and produced Entertainment Tonight, Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, Solid Gold. and Star Search. [2] He lobbied to change Hawaii state law to lure movie and TV productions to the islands. He landed Baywatch Hawaii, which filmed for three seasons in Hawaii. He brought the Miss Universe 1998 Pageant to the Stan Sheriff Arena. The broadcast was shown around the world.[2]

(January 5, 1930 — November 29, 2010[1])


Masini died of melanoma in Honolulu, Hawaii.[2] He is survived by his wife (since 2001), Charlyn Honda Masini, as well as a sister and two nieces. He had no children.[3]

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Mario Monicelli, Italian film director, committed suicide by jumping he was , 95

 Mario Monicelli  was an Italian director and screenwriter and one of the masters of the Commedia all’Italiana (Comedy Italian style)  committed  suicide by jumping he was , 95.

(May 16, 1915 – November 29, 2010)


Monicelli was born in Viareggio (Tuscany) and was the youngest son of the Mantuan journalist Tommaso Monicelli. His older brother Giorgio worked as writer and translator. Another older brother, Franco, was a journalist.
He attended studies in the local lyceum, and entered into the film world through his friendship with Giacomo Forzano, son of the playwright Giovacchino Forzano, who had been encharged by Benito Mussolini with the founding of cinema studios in Tirrenia. Monicelli lived a carefree youth, and many of the cinematic jokes he later shot in Amici Miei were taken from his experience.
Monicelli made his first short in 1934, a collaboration with his friend Alberto Mondadori. He followed this work up with the silent film I ragazzi della Via Paal (an adaptation of the novel The Paul Street Boys), which was an award-winner in the Venice Film Festival.[1] His first feature length work was made in 1937 (Pioggia d’estate, “Summer Rain”).[2] In the years 1939–1942 Monicelli also produced numerous screenplays (up to 40), and worked as an assistant director.
Monicelli made his official debut as a director in 1949, with Totò cerca casa, along with Steno. From the very beginning of his career Monicelli’s cinematic style had a remarkable flow to it. The duo produced eight successful movies in four years, including Guardie e ladri (1951) and Totò a colori (1952). From 1953 onwards Monicelli worked alone, without leaving his role as a writer of screenplays.
Monicelli’s career include some of the masterpieces of Italian cinema. In I soliti ignoti (Big Deal on Madonna Street) (1958), again featuring the ubiquitous comedian Totò, he discovered the comical talent of Vittorio Gassman and Marcello Mastroianni and probably produced the first true commedia all’italiana. While it is more well known in the English-speaking world as Big Deal on Madonna Street, the actual translation from the Italian is “the usual unknown perpetrators” (which is similar to the famous line from Casablanca of “Round up the usual suspects”)
La Grande Guerra (The Great War), released one year later, is generally regarded as his finest work. For this work Monicelli was awarded a Leone d’Oro in the Venice Film Festival, and an a Academy Award nomination for the best foreign film. The film, featuring Gassman and the other superstar of Italian comedy, Alberto Sordi, excelled in the absence of rhetorical accents (the tragedy of World War I was still well in Italian’s minds in these years) and for its sharp, tragicomical sense of history. Monicelli received two more Academy Award nominations with I compagni (The Organizer, 1963) and The Girl with the Pistol (1968).
L’armata Brancaleone (For Love and Gold, 1966) is another masterpiece of Italian cinema. The film tells the story of a Middle Age Italy’s poor but pompous knight (played by Gassman) from a humorous point of view. Highlighted by Gasmann the bizarre Macaronic Latin-Italian dialogues were devised by Age & Scarpelli, the most renowned writers of Italian comedies, it was followed by Brancaleone alle Crociate (Brancaleone at the Crusades) in 1970.
Amici miei (My Friends, 1975), featuring Ugo Tognazzi and Philippe Noiret, was one of the most successful films in Italy and confirmed Monicelli’s skill in mixing humour, irony and bitter feelings. His 1976 film Caro Michele won him the Silver Bear for Best Director at the 26th Berlin International Film Festival.[3] The dramatic accents were predominant in the Un borghese piccolo piccolo (A Very Little Man, 1978), but left pace again to comicity and popularesque history with Il Marchese del Grillo (1981). Both films featured Alberto Sordi at his best. At the 32nd Berlin International Film Festival Il Marchese del Grillo won him his third Silver Bear for Best Director award.[4]
Among the final works by Monicelli are Speriamo che sia femmina (1985), Parenti serpenti (1992) and Cari fottutissimi amici (1994), featuring Paolo Hendel. His last feature film was The Roses of the Desert (Le rose del deserto, 2006), which he directed when he was 91 years old.
In 1991 he received the Golden Lion for Career of the Venice Film Festival. A documentary made by Roberto Salinas and Marina Catucci, Una storia da ridere, breve biografia di Mario Monicelli, appeared in 2008.
Monicelli worked also for television and theatre, occasionally as an actor, and was a noteworthy playwright in his own right. Apart those already mentioned, actors who were launched by Monicelli or played in his movies include Monica Vitti, Anna Magnani, Giancarlo Giannini, Stefania Sandrelli, Vittorio De Sica, Sophia Loren, Enrico Montesano, Gian Maria Volonté, Paolo Villaggio, Nino Manfredi and Leonardo Pieraccioni.
Monicelli died on November 29, 2010 at the age of 95, after committing suicide by jumping from a window of the San Giovanni hospital in Rome, where he was admitted a few days earlier for prostate cancer.[5][6]
Reportedly, Monicelli jumped from his 5th floor hospital window and landed near the entrance to the ER where many patients and relatives congregated. He had been in and out of the hospital over the years for the treatment of prostate cancer. An unnamed person close to Mario Monicelli said he died from the window leap to commit suicide as he was not aging well and tired of getting old.





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Did You Know Carrots Can Kill You?

Did You Know Carrots Can Kill You?

Did you know that the Food and Drug Administration said the neurotoxin formed by these bacteria, when ingested in even very small amounts, could cause paralysis, difficulty breathing and death from asphyxiation?

Did you know that in 2006 six cases of botulism in the United States and Canada were linked to refrigerated carrot juice?

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809 Area Code, watch out for this scam

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We actually received a call last week from the 809 area code. The woman said ‘Hey, this is Karen. Sorry I missed you- get back to us quickly. I have something important to tell you.’ Then she repeated a phone number beginning with 809. We did not respond. Then this week, we received the following e-mail:

Do Not  DIAL AREA CODE 809, 284, AND 876 from the U.S. or Canada .

This one is being distributed all over the US … This is pretty scary, especially given the way they try to get you to call.

Be sure you read this and pass it on.

They get you to call by telling you that it is information about a family member who has been ill or to tell you someone has been arrested, died, or to let you know you have won a wonderful prize, etc..
In each case, you are told to call the 809 number right away. Since there are so many new area codes these days, people unknowingly return these calls.

If you call from the U.S or Canada , you will apparently be charged a minimum of
$2425 per-minute.

And you’ll also get a long recorded message. The point is, they will try to keep you on the phone as long as possible to increase the charges.

The 809 area code is located in the Dominican Republic ..
The charges afterward can become a real nightmare. That’s because you did actually make the call. If you complain, both your local phone company and your long distance carrier will not want to get involved and will most likely tell you that they are simply providing the billing for the foreign company. You’ll end up dealing with a foreign company that argues they have done nothing wrong.

Please forward this entire message to your friends, family and colleagues to help them become aware of this scam.

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SNOPES VERIFIES IT’S TRUE:http://www.snopes.com/fraud/telephone/809..asp

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Bob Holcomb, American politician, Mayor of San Bernardino, California (1971–1985, 1989–1993), died from heart failure he was , 88

 William Robert “Bob” Holcomb was an American politician and attorney died from heart failure he was , 88. Holcomb was the longest serving Mayor of San Bernardino, California, to date.[1] [2] He held office as San Bernardino’s mayor from 1971 until 1985, and returned to office again from 1989 until 1993.[1] Holcomb has been widely credited with preserving the independence of the San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District and its local water supply.[1]

(March 1, 1922 – November 29, 2010)


Early life

Bob Holcomb was born in San Bernardino, California, on March 1, 1922.[2] Holcomb was the great-grandson of prospector William F. Holcomb, who first discovered gold in 1860 while hunting for bears in the San Bernardino Mountains near Big Bear Lake.[2] The region of William Holcomb’s discovery in the San Bernardino Mts. is still known as Holcomb Valley.[3] Bob Holcomb’s father, Grant Holcomb, served as the Mayor of San Bernardino from 1925 until 1927.[1][2]
He graduated from San Bernardino High School in 1940 and enrolled at the University of California, Berkeley.[1] However, Holcomb left UC-Berkeley before completing his bachelor’s degree in order to enlist in the U.S. Army on October 13, 1942.[2] Holcomb served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II for three years as a B-17 pilot with the 412th Bomb Squadron, 95th Bomb Group.[1][2] He flew military bombing missions from the United Kingdom to Nazi Germany during the war.[1]
Holcomb was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army on October 26, 1945.[2] He married his wife, Pearl “Penny” Pennington, on July 7, 1946. The couple had four children – Jay, William, Robert and Terri Lee.[2]
Holcomb returned to the University of California, Berkeley, where he completed his Bachelor of Arts in law on June 16, 1949.[2] He then received a law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1950.[2] He worked as an attorney for fourteen years before entering public office in 1964.[2]

Political career

He began his political career as a leading opponent of a proposed merger between San Bernardino’s local water district, San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District, with the larger Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD), based in Los Angeles.[1][2] During the 1964 election, voters in the eastern San Bernardino Valley were asked in a ballot question whether they wanted to keep the San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District as an independent entity or merge it into the neighboring Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.[1] Holcomb spearheaded the campaign to preserve local water rights for the city of San Bernardino.[1]
Supporters of the merger, which included San Bernardino’s major media, political and business figures, argued that the city would suffer water shortages if local communities did not link with the MWD, which draws its water supply from the Colorado River.[2] Proponents of the merger included the editor and editorial board of San Bernardino’s major newspaper, The San Bernardino Sun, which was called the Sun-Telegram at the time.[1] To counter the influence of The San Bernardino Sun-Telegram editorial page on the water issue, Holcomb founded and distributed his own small, weekly newspaper to publish opposition views of the proposal.[2]
Holcomb successfully led the election campaign to retain the San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District’s independence.[1] Voters defeated the proposal in 1964 and Holcomb has since been widely credited with retaining San Bernardino’s local water rights.[2] Shortly after the water merger’s electoral defeat, then San Bernardino Mayor Donald G. “Bud” Mauldin appointed Holcomb president of the city’s Board of Water Commissioners on May 4, 1964.[2]
Holcomb’s preservation of San Bernardino’s local water rights is also credited with attracting California State University system to the city, which constructed California State University, San Bernardino.[2] A local supply of water was needed to construct the campus.[2]

Mayor of San Bernardino

Holcomb served as Mayor of San Bernardino from 1971 until 1985. He returned to office again from 1989 until 1993. Holcomb oversaw the completion of several new projects in the city during his tenure. These included the construction of the San Bernardino City Hall; the western headquarters of the Little League; the Central City Mall, which is now called the Carousel Mall; and the San Bernardino County administrative center.[1] An eleven foot statue of Martin Luther King Jr. was also installed in San Bernardino under Holcomb’s direction.[4]
William Robert Holcomb died from heart failure at Jerry L. Pettis Memorial Veterans Medical Center in Loma Linda, California, on November 29, 2010, at the age of 88.[1] He was survived by his wife since 1946, Penny Halcomb, and three children – Terri Lee Holcomb-Halstead, William Holcomb and Robert Holcomb.[1] His four child, Jay Holcomb, died in 1977.

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Beyonce “Music Video”

Who is Beyoncé Giselle Knowles? The music and entertainment world knows her as Beyoncé. She is an American singer-songwriter, record producer and actress. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, she enrolled in various performing arts schools, and was first exposed to singing and dancing competitions as a child. Knowles rose to fame in the late 1990s as the lead singer of the girl group Destiny’s Child. Knowles has sold more than 50 million records worldwide with the group.[1][2][3]
During the hiatus of Destiny’s Child, Knowles released her debut solo album, Dangerously in Love, in June 2003. Dangerously in Love, which spawned the number-one singles “Crazy in Love” and “Baby Boy“, became one of the most-successful albums of that year. It earned Knowles five Grammy Awards in a single night in 2004, and its reception signaled her viability as a solo artist. The disbandment of Destiny’s Child in 2005 facilitated her continued success: she released her second solo album, B’Day, in 2006, which contained the worldwide hit “Irreplaceable“. Her third solo album, I Am… Sasha Fierce, was released in November 2008, and spawned the worldwide hit “If I Were a Boy“, and the US number-one single “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)“.

Beyonce video Corner:


“Sweet Dreams”


“Once In A Lifetime”

“Lady Gaga – Telephone ft. “

“My Boo “

“Shakira Beautiful Liar”

                                     “I Got That” by rapper Amil,


“Single Ladies, Put A Ring On It”


“Stand Up for Love”

“Crazy In Love” 

“Grillz “

“Green Light”

“Dangerously In Love”


“If I Were a Boy”

“Crazy In Love”

“Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)”



“Deja Vu”

“Check On It”


” soldier”

“Say my name”

“Crazy In Love”


” Baby Boy”

Bonnie & Clyde”


“Work it out”

“Independent Women Part I”


“Bills, Bills, Bills”

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Samuel T. Cohen, American physicist, inventor of the neutron bomb, died from cancer he was , 89

 Samuel Theodore Cohen[1]  was an American physicist who invented the W70 warhead, more popularly known as the neutron bomb  died from cancer he was , 89.

(January 25, 1921 – November 28, 2010)


Cohen’s parents were Jews who immigrated from London, England. He was born on January 25, 1921 in Brooklyn and raised in New York City. He studied math and physics at UCLA before joining the Army after Pearl Harbor.[2] In 1944 he worked on the Manhattan project in the efficiency group and calculated how neutrons behaved in Fat Man, the atomic bomb that was later detonated over Nagasaki, Japan. After the war he studied for his Ph.D at Berkeley before dropping out to join the RAND Corporation.[2] At RAND Corporation in 1950, his work on the intensity of fallout radiation first became public when his calculations were included as a special appendix in Samuel Glasstone‘s book The Effects of Atomic Weapons. Cohen was personally responsible for recruiting the famous strategist Herman Kahn into the RAND Corporation.[3]
During the Vietnam War, Cohen argued that using small neutron bombs would end the war quickly and save many American lives, but politicians were not amenable to his ideas and other scientists ignored the neutron bomb in reviewing the role of nuclear weapons.[4] He was a member of the Los Alamos Tactical Nuclear Weapons Panel in the early 1970s. President Carter delayed development of the neutron bomb in 1978,[5] but during Ronald Reagan‘s presidency, Cohen claims to have convinced Reagan to make 700 neutron bombs, 350 shells to go into the 8 inch (200-millimetre) howitzer and 350 W70 warheads for the Lance missile.[6]

‘Clean’ nuclear tests

In 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower announced the testing of a 95% ‘clean’ (2-stage) fusion weapon, later identified to have been the 11 July Navajo test at Bikini Atoll during Operation Redwing. This weapon had a 4.5 megatons yield. Previous ‘dirty’ weapons had fission proportions of 50-77%, due to the use of uranium-238 as a ‘pusher’ around the lithium deuteride (secondary) stage. (The fusion neutrons have energies of up to 14.1 MeV, well exceeding the 1.1 MeV ‘fission threshold’ for U-238.) The 1956 ‘clean’ tests used a lead pusher, while in 1958 a tungsten carbide pusher was employed. Hans A. Bethe supported clean nuclear weapons in 1958 as Chairman of a Presidential science advisory group on nuclear testing:[7]

… certain hard targets require ground bursts, such as airfield runways if it is desired to make a crater, railroad yards if severe destruction of tracks is to be accomplished… The use of clean weapons in strategic situations may be indicated in order to protect the local population.
– Dr Hans Bethe, Working Group Chairman, 27 March 1958 “Top Secret – Restricted Data” Report to the NSC Ad Hoc Working Group on the Technical Feasibility of a Cessation of Nuclear Testing, p 9.

In consequence of Bethe’s recommendations, on 12 July 1958, the Hardtack-Poplar shot of the Mk-41C warhead was carried out on a barge in the lagoon yielded 9.3 megatons, of which only 4.8% was fission, and thus 95.2% “clean”.
Cohen in 1958 investigated a low-yield ‘clean’ nuclear weapon and discovered that the ‘clean’ bomb case thickness scales as the cube-root of yield. So a larger percentage of neutrons escapes from a small detonation, due to the thinner case required to reflect back X-rays during the secondary stage (fusion) ignition. For example, a 1-kiloton bomb only needs a case 1/10th the thickness of that required for 1-megaton.
So although most neutrons are absorbed by the casing in a 1-megaton bomb, in a 1-kiloton bomb they would mostly escape. A neutron bomb is only feasible if the yield is sufficiently high that efficient fusion stage ignition is possible, and if the yield is low enough that the case thickness will not absorb too many neutrons. This means that neutron bombs have a yield range of 1-10 kilotons, with fission proportion varying from 50% at 1-kiloton to 25% at 10-kilotons (all of which comes from the primary stage). The neutron output per kiloton is then 10-15 times greater than for a pure fission implosion weapon or for a strategic warhead like a W87 or W88.[8]

U.S. Department of Defense manual on the neutron bomb

Cohen’s neutron bomb is not mentioned in the unclassified manual by Glasstone and Dolan, The Effects of Nuclear Weapons 1957-77, but is included as an ‘enhanced neutron weapon’ in chapter 5 of the declassified (formerly secret) manual edited by Philip J. Dolan, Capabilities of Nuclear Weapons, U.S. Department of Defense, effects manual DNA-EM-1, updated 1981 (U.S. Freedom of Information Act).
Provided that the weapon was not used in a thunderstorm, no fallout effects would occur from the use of a neutron bomb according to that manual, as the combination of 500 m burst altitude and low yield prevents fallout in addition to significant thermal and blast effects. The reduction in damage outside the target area is a major advantage of such a weapon to deter massed tank invasions. An aggressor would thus be forced to disperse tanks, which would make them easier to destroy by simple hand-held anti-tank missile launchers.
Cohen’s backing of investigations into these controversial ideas won him some media attention after many years of being ignored. In 1992 he was featured in the award-winning BBC TV series Pandora’s Box, episode To the Brink of Eternity, discussing his battles with officialdom and colleagues at the RAND Corporation. Cohen controversially argued: “When we started this systems analysis business, we stepped through the looking glass where people did the weirdest things and (used) the most perverse kind of logic imaginable and yet claimed to have the most precise understanding of everything.”[9]

Alleged support from the Pope for low yield tactical nuclear bombs

Cohen reportedly worked in France on low-yield, highly discriminate tactical nuclear weapons in 1979-80.[10] He claimed that he was awarded a medal by Pope John Paul II in 1979 for his bid to reform modern warfare.[11] Author Charles Platt reported in a 2005 profile of Sam Cohen that “…he showed me the Medal of Peace that he had received from the Pope in 1979.”[12]
At the time, Warsaw Pact forces had a massive tank superiority in Europe (though NATO maintained an overall strategic superiority); the Christian Science Monitor reported in 1981 that there were “19,500 tanks in the Soviet-controlled forces of the Warsaw Pact aimed at Western Europe. Of these, 12,500 are Soviet tanks in Soviet units. NATO has 7,000 tanks on its side facing the 19,500.”[13] A deterrent which was designed to minimise civilian casualties was a step away from the risk of indiscriminate warfare. The neutron bomb’s killing by neutron radiation is different from the fallout of a normal high yield thermonuclear weapon because it can be controlled more precisely, restricted to military targets and kept away from civilians.[citation needed]
The speed of modern warfare meant that the civilian population would be unlikely to be able to withdraw from combat zones and would suffer a large number of deaths in a nuclear war where the blast yields and fallout were significant. Because neutron bombs do not produce the indiscriminate blast (only 40 kilopascals at ground zero from a 1 kt blast yield detonation at 500 m altitude, and only 7 kPa at 2 km distance), heat and fallout damage of other nuclear weapons, they were more credible as a deterrent to Soviet tanks. However, many people believed that the very deployment of the neutron bomb threatened an escalation to full scale nuclear retaliation, thus canceling out the supposed benefits. Advances in precision anti-tank weapons ultimately made the neutron bomb redundant tactically in its original objective. The debate over “clean” low yield nuclear weapons continues with earth penetrator technology (“nuclear bunker busters“).

Red Mercury claims

More recently, Cohen was the main proponent of what most consider to be a mythical substance, red mercury. If the “conventional story” is to be believed, red mercury was a disinformation campaign led by US government agencies in order to lure potential terrorists into being captured. The story that was released was that red mercury was developed by the Soviet Union as a “shortcut” to a fusion bomb, and that with the fall of the Soviet Union it was being offered on the market by the Soviet mafia. When prospective buyers showed up to take delivery of the material, they were arrested.
During the height of the story, in the 1990s, Cohen became a proponent of red mercury, claiming not only that it existed, but going further to claim that it was a powerful ballotechnic material that directly compressed the fusion fuel without the need for a fission primary. Bombs using red mercury had no real critical mass and could be developed at any size. He further claimed that the Soviets had produced a number of “micro-nukes” based on red mercury, which are described as being about as large as a baseball and weighing 10 pounds. According to Cohen, their existence meant that any effort to control nuclear proliferation based on fissile material was thus hopeless. A reiteration of the claim can be seen in The Nuclear Threat That Doesn’t Exist – or Does It?, by Cohen and Joe Douglass in an 11 March 2003 guest editorial in Financial Sense Online.[10]
Cohen later went on to claim that 100 of these mini-nukes were in the hands of terrorists,[14] and later that Saddam Hussein had taken delivery of about fifty of these devices, which he supposedly planned on using against the US forces as they approached Baghdad.
In the face of claims that red mercury was a disinformation campaign, Cohen claimed that Russia has such weapons, “red mercury” exists as claimed, and the US, among the technical elite, take it seriously, while at the same time starting a disinformation campaign claiming “red mercury” is bogus in order to assuage the public. Independent confirmation of such claims in the article is lacking.

Political involvement

Cohen spoke at an April 2000 fundraiser in La Canada, California, for then-Reform Party presidential candidate Patrick Buchanan.[15] Irv Rubin was prominently present at this event, with his organization, the Jewish Defense League (JDL), and with members of the Libertarian Party, to protest. The JDL posted Cohen’s home phone number and address on its website, urging its members to contact him, to persuade him to stop supporting Buchanan.[16]
In her address to the 2000 Reform Party National Convention, Buchanan’s running mate, Ezola Foster, cited Cohen’s endorsement of Buchanan to refute the claim that the candidate was anti-Semitic.[17]


He died on November 28, 2010 from complications of his stomach cancer.[18]

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Gil McDougald, American baseball player (New York Yankees), died from prostate cancer he was , 82

 Gilbert James McDougald  was an American infielder who spent all ten seasons of his Major League Baseball (MLB) career with the New York Yankees from 1951 to 1960 died from prostate cancer he was , 82. He was a member of eight American League (AL) pennant winners and five World Series Champions. He was also the AL Rookie of the Year in 1951 and a five-time All-Star. He was most remembered for accidentally hitting a line drive that severely injured Herb Score‘s right eye in 1957.

(May 19, 1928 – November 28, 2010)

Early life

He was born in San Francisco, California, and attended the University of San Francisco.

Major League career

He played his first major league game on April 20, 1951. On May 3 of that year, he tied a major league record, since broken, by batting in six runs in one inning.[1] Later in the year, in the World Series, he became the first rookie to hit a grand slam home run in the Series. He narrowly beat out Minnie Miñoso in the voting for the 1951 American League Rookie of the Year. His entire major league career was spent on the New York Yankees, wearing uniform number 12. He was a versatile player, playing all the infield positions except first base: 599 games at second base, 508 games at third, and 284 at shortstop. He played in five All-Star Games: in 1952, 1956, 1957, 1958, and 1959.
McDougald led all American League infielders in double plays at three different positions – at third base (1952), at second base (1955) and shortstop (1957). He was the double play leader at shortstop despite sharing time at the position with rookie Tony Kubek.
On May 7, 1957, McDougald, batting against Herb Score of the Cleveland Indians, hit a line drive that hit Score in the right eye. It caused Score to miss the rest of the 1957 and much of the 1958 season. While addressing reporters following the contest, McDougald said, “If Herb loses the sight in his eye, I’m going to quit the game.” Score regained his vision and returned to pitching in the majors late in 1958, but arm problems led to a premature end to a promising career.[2]
Ironically, only two years before, McDougald was struck in the left ear during batting practice by a ball hit by teammate Bob Cerv. Though initially believed to be a concussion (he missed only a few games), McDougald soon lost the hearing in his left ear and later also in his right. He retired in 1960 at only age 32, though not directly because of his hearing loss.[3]
In 1958, McDougald was given the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award, which is awarded annually by the Phi Delta Theta fraternity (to which Gehrig belonged) at Columbia University.
His last appearance was in Game Seven of the 1960 World Series against the Pittsburgh Pirates; as a pinch runner in the top of the ninth, he scored on Yogi Berra‘s ground ball to tie the game at 9-9. The Pirates, however, won the Series on Bill Mazeroski‘s walkoff home run in the bottom of the ninth.
McDougald decided to retire as an active player after the Fall Classic when it appeared that the Yankees were going to leave him unprotected for the 1960 Major League Baseball expansion draft with the strong likelihood that he was going to be selected by either the Los Angeles Angels or Washington Senators.[2]

Personal life

McDougald was a former baseball coach at Fordham University. He lived in Wall Township, New Jersey, until his death.
His hearing loss was somewhat restored by a cochlear implant he received during a surgery at the New York University Medical Center in 1994. McDougald had since been a paid spokeperson for the manufacturer, Cochlear Americas, including benefits for hearing organizations and testimony before Congress.[3]
McDougald died of prostate cancer at his home in Wall Township, New Jersey, at the age of 82. He is survived by his wife, seven children, and 14 grandchildren.[4]

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