Monthly Archives: March 2008

Notable Registrants of the World War I Draft

Notable Registrants of the World War I Draft

Shown here is J C Penney's, I like that he was 'self-employed'.  From the Gov Archives: The 24 million World War I Draft Registration Cards in the custody of the National Archives Southeast Region provide an invaluable resource for academic researchers and genealogists. All males in the United States, born between the years 1872 and(…)

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Hal Riney, 75, RIP

Hal Riney, 75, RIP

Hal Riney, the San Francisco advertising man whose iconic and memorable work helped establish the city as an important creative center for the industry and a magnet for major accounts, died of cancer in his San Francisco home Monday. He was 75. Whether his client was an automobile manufacturer, a company selling wine coolers or(…)

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Arthur C Clarke, 90, RIP

Arthur C Clarke, 90, RIP

Legendary British science fiction writer Sir Arthur C Clarke has died in Sri Lanka at the age of 90. He came to fame when his story, 2001: A Space Odyssey, was made into a film by director Stanley Kubrick in 1968. Once called "the first dweller in the electronic cottage", his vision captured the popular(…)

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Photographer’s crazy leap in Grand Canyon

Photographer’s crazy leap in Grand Canyon

Came across these images on Flickr. Crazy images, the guy carrying his camera gear, tripod, makes the jump in his flip flops! Original image found here.   From reading the comments, I discovered someone else shot the same guy from a different angle, here and here. From one of these photos it looks like the(…)

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Jeff Healey RIP

Jeff Healey RIP

Blind rock and jazz musician Jeff Healey has died after a lifelong battle against cancer. He was 41. Healey died Sunday evening in a Toronto hospital, said bandmate Colin Bray, who was in the room with Healey’s family when the guitarist died. The Grammy-nominated Healey rose to stardom as the leader of the Jeff Healey(…)

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