BartCop Entertainment Archives - Saturday, 24 January, 2015


24 January, 2015

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Paul Krugman: Much Too Responsible (NY Times)
Why is the United States experiencing a solid recovery while Europe is sinking ever deeper into deflationary quicksand?

Daniel Dockery: 5 Reasons the '60s Batman TV Show Is Better Than You Think (Cracked)
More so than with any other superhero, fans are very protective of their favorite version of Batman. Just going on more than one website will reveal that your personal pick for preferred interpretation of the Caped Crusader is, at best, a thought crime and, at worst, something worth posting a meme about. Stating that one of the best portrayals of the character is Adam West's is like going to Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692 and announcing that you can float.

Daniel Dockery: 5 Reasons Great Directors Eventually Make a Bad Movie (Cracked)
Quentin Tarantino recently stated that he would like to retire after his 10th film because he's afraid that he'll get old and, to put it bluntly, start to suck.

Erica Rex: 10 Interesting Things About Great Britain
To become a certified taxi operator in London, a driver must first pass "the Knowledge," an extraordinarily difficult exam that involves the detailed recall of 25,000 streets within a six-mile radius of London's Charing Cross railway station. But that's just the beginning.

Harriet Alexander: King Tut's beard 'hastily glued back on with epoxy' (Telegraph)
Curators fear irreversible damage has been done to priceless burial mask of Tutankhamen, the ancient Egyptian boy king.

Dear Baby: A Mom Apologizes to Her Daughter with Funny Notes (Neatorama)
Sarah Showfety of New Jersey is the mother of a 22-month old baby. She's got another one on the way. She's busy, tired, and stressed. In other words, she's the mother of a toddler.

Valerie Chang: Celebrities Strike Spontaneous Poses In Charming Photo Series (Design Taxi)
On his biography page, photographer Andy Gotts is described as "most noted for his black and white portraits of Hollywood actors and singers." It is not hard to see why. Celebrities like Sir Patrick Stewart, Benedict Cumberbatch, Scarlett Johansson and Brad Pitt strike seemingly natural and spontaneous poses in his photo series.

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Trivia Question of the Day

Many languages do not differentiate between certain colors on the visible spectrum and do not have separate terms for blue and what other color?


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Trivia Question from Yesterday

This English actress was born Diana Mary Fluck. By what name is she better known?

      Diana Dors                                                      Source

Diana Dors (23 October 1931 - 4 May 1984) was an English actress, born Diana Mary Fluck in Swindon, Wiltshire. She first came to public notice as a 'blonde bombshell' of the Monroe style, as promoted by her first husband, Dennis Hamilton, mostly via sex film-comedies and risqué modelling. When it turned out that Hamilton had been defrauding her for his own benefit, she had little choice but to play up to her established image, and she made tabloid headlines with the adult parties reportedly held at her house. Later she showed a genuine talent for TV and cabaret, and gained new popularity as a regular chat-show guest.

Dors claimed to have left a large fortune to her son in her will, via a secret code in the possession of her third husband Alan Lake. But after Lake's suicide, this code was never found, and the whereabouts of the fortune remains a mystery.

Diana Mary Fluck was born in Swindon, Wiltshire, on 23 October 1931 at the Haven Nursing Home. Her mother Winifred Maud Mary (Payne) was married to Albert Edward Sidney Fluck. Mary had been having an affair with another man, and when she announced she was pregnant with Diana, she admitted she had no clear idea if he or her husband was the father.        Source

Alan J was first, and correct, with:
   Diana Dors

Randall wrote:
   Diana Dors

  She was supposedly known in the '50's as Britain's Marilyn Monroe.
  At least, the sexy blond bombshell image is the one that she and her
  husband-manager, Dennis Hamilton, consciously strove for.

  She was pretty wild and apparently hosted alcohol, drugs and sex-parties
  according to a tell-all book "Connecting the Dors: the Legacy of Diana Dors"
  written by her son Jason Dors-Lake. It's a pretty crazy story...

  I wonder if one could find anyone that represents
  Hollywood B-movie excess and sleaze of the 1950's better than Diana Dors?

Lonely Lois Of Oregon said:
   Let me get this straight: A failed Marilyn Monroe clone (who
  had Dale's dreamed of bullet tits) changed her name from
  "Fluck" because it rhymed with "fuck", to "Dors", which
  rhymes with "whores", because...why? Am I missing the point?
  Oh well. I never was sensitive to subtlety.
  By the way, am I the only one to notice the resemblance
  between Phil Silvers and Joe Camel? WELL, AM I!?! I feel
  like I've been taking crazy pills!

Charlie responded:
   Diana Dors.
  What the Fluck?

Deborah replied:
   Had to look this one up - Diana Marie Fluck's stage name was Diana Dors. She was an actress, married to Richard Dawson (whom I remember better from "Hogan's Heroes" than from the game show he hosted), among others. I'm not familiar with her work.

Adam answered:
   Diana Dors

Marian said:
   Diana Dors

Delectable Dale of Diamond Springy Norcaliful, responded:
   Diana Dors. Dors described herself as "the only sex symbol Britain has produced since Lady Godiva). She was married three times even to Motorboater Richard "Dickie" Dawson, numerous affairs, including with co-star Victor Manure's stuntman, Tommy Yeardye and even Rod Steiger. She threw quite infamous Sex Parties in Hollywood where a number of celebrities, amply supplied with alcohol and drugs, mixed with young starlets, against a background of both soft and hard core porn films. Dors apparently hid away what she claimed to be over £2 million in banks across Europe. It has never been found!

  Happy Birthday to the lovely Mariska! Mother included.

DJ Useo replied:
   Her stage name was Diana Dors. She was a right nice looker. I suppose her acting was good.

Joe S     answered:
   She was better known as Diana Dors. No relation to other famous Doors.

mj took the day off.

Jim from CA, retired to ID, took the day off.

MAM   is under the weather, and we wish her a speedy recovery.

Sally has retired, but she's still around - and one of my 3 pillars.

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I'm not too good at the begging routine, but this page doesn't generate enough revenue for a high-speed connection, so I'm still on a crappy dial-up.

I'm grateful to my 3 pillars who faithfully send a monthly donation, but it's not enough to cover what the local cable monopoly charges ($59.99/mo) for a faster connection.

Many thanks to the 7 kind readers (Dale [twice], David, B2tbBob, John, Gary, David in AZ, & Michelle) who have responded.

The cable monopoly will visit on Tuesday, and as the kids at the beach used to say, "I'm stoked."

But I'm going to continue begging - want to cover as many months in advance as possible so I don't have to make this a regular thing.

As of Saturday, I won't have to beg again until May. Only you can prevent another fine Italian whine.

Tonight, Saturday:

CBS begins the night with a RERUN 'CSI: The Original One', followed by a RERUN 'Stalker', then '48 Hours'.

NBC fills the night with FRESH 'Figure Skating'.
'SNL' is FRESH, with Blake Shelton.

ABC starts the night with the movie 'Mirror Mirror', followed by '20/20'.

The CW offers an infomercial 'Best Vacation', followed by an old '2½ Men', then another old '2½ Men', followed by an old 'Family Guy'.

Faux fills the night with LIVE 'UFC Fight Night', then pads the left coast with local crap.

MY has an old 'Burn Notice', followed by another old 'Burn Notice'.

A&E has 3 hours of old 'Criminal Minds', and 'Nighwatch'.

AMC offers the movie 'Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines', followed by the movie 'Assault On Precinct 13', then the movie 'Stealth'.

BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares UK - Season 4 - Ep 6 - The Granary
 [7:00AM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 5 - Ep 7 - The Greek at the Harbor
 [8:00AM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 2 - Ep 8 - Sabatiello's
 [9:00AM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 3 - Ep 1 - Mojito's
 [10:00AM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares UK - Season 6 - Ep 1 - Mayfair
 [11:00AM]    Million Dollar Critic - Season 1 - Ep 1 - Philadelphia
 [12:00PM]    Top Gear: Best Of 10-11-Episode 1
 [1:00PM]    Top Gear: Best Of 10-11-Episode 2
 [2:00PM]    Top Gear - Season 20 - Episode 1
 [3:00PM]    Top Gear - Season 20 - Episode 2
 [4:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 4 - Ep 2 - Family
 [5:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 4 - Ep 3 - Brothers
 [6:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 4 - Ep 4 - Suddenly Human
 [7:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 4 - Ep 5 - Remember Me
 [8:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 4 - Ep 6 - Legacy
 [9:00PM]    The Musketeers - Season 2 - Ep 2 - An Ordinary Man NEW
 [10:15PM]    The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)
 [12:45AM]    The Musketeers - Season 2 - Ep 2 - An Ordinary Man
 [2:00AM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 4 - Ep 3 - Brothers
 [3:00AM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 4 - Ep 4 - Suddenly Human
 [4:00AM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 4 - Ep 5 - Remember Me
 [5:00AM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 4 - Ep 6 - Legacy    (ALL TIMES EST)

Bravo has the movie 'Guess Who', followed by the movie 'Hitch', then the movie 'Hitch', again.

Comedy Central has the movie 'Hot Tub Time Machine', followed by the movie 'Pineapple Express', then the movie 'Employee Of The Month'.

FX has the movie 'Men In Black III', then a shitload of 'Mike & Molly'.

History has all old 'Pawn Stars' all night.

IFC  -   
 [7:45AM]    CRY-BABY

Sundance  -   
 [6:00AM]    The Approval Matrix-WorstPeopleEver
 [6:30AM]    Loredana, Esq.-You Make Me Want to Do Crime
 [7:30AM]    It's Kind of a Funny Story
 [9:30AM]    Nowhere Boy
 [11:30AM]    Donnie Brasco
 [2:15PM]    Air Force One
 [4:45PM]    Air Force One
 [7:15PM]    Bull Durham
 [9:00PM]    The Terminator
 [11:15PM]    American Psycho
 [1:30AM]    The Terminator
 [3:45AM]    American Psycho    (ALL TIMES EST)

SyFy has the movie 'The Cabin In The Woods', followed by the movie 'Silent Hill: Revolution'.

 [6:00 AM]      Northwest Passage (1940)
 [8:15 AM]      Boom Town (1940)
 [10:30 AM]      Carry on Cabby (1963)
 [12:15 PM]      The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
 [2:30 PM]      Patton (1970)
 [5:30 PM]      The Spirit of St. Louis (1957)
 [8:00 PM]      Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)
 [10:15 PM]      Funny Girl (1968)
 [1:00 AM]      The Perils Of Pauline (1947)
 [2:45 AM]      Vigilante (1983)
 [4:30 AM]      Superfly (1972)     (ALL TIMES EST)

Sunday   -  01/25/15

 [6:30 AM]      The Male Animal (1942)
 [8:15 AM]      Cyrano De Bergerac (1950)
 [10:15 AM]      You Were Never Lovelier (1942)
 [12:00 PM]      Under the Yum Yum Tree (1963)
 [2:00 PM]      The Harvey Girls (1946)
 [4:00 PM]      Inherit The Wind (1960)
 [6:15 PM]      Forbidden Planet (1956)
 [8:00 PM]      Trapeze (1956)
 [10:00 PM]      Sweet Smell Of Success (1957)
 [12:00 AM]      Feu Mathias Pascal (1925)    SILENT     [AKA: 'The Living Dead Man']
 [3:00 AM]      Tokyo Story (1953)
 [5:30 AM]      MGM Parade Show #34 (1955)     (ALL TIMES EST)

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From left, actors Nick Offerman, Robert Redford and Nick Nolte, writer Bill Bryson and director Ken Kwapis attend the premiere of "A Walk In The Woods" during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, in Park City, Utah.
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AARP Album

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan is giving away his latest album for free to select seniors as the 73-year-old rock legend says he is at peace with getting older.

Dylan's 36th studio album, "Shadows in the Night," which interprets songs by Frank Sinatra, will be mailed at random to 50,000 readers of AARP's magazine, which is sent to some 35 million Americans age 50 or older.

Speaking to the magazine in a rare interview, Dylan expected that members of the AARP -- which originally stood for the American Association of Retired Persons -- would enjoy the album and said he has learned that "passion is a young man's game."

"Older people gotta be more wise. I mean, you're around awhile, you leave certain things to the young. Don't try to act like you're young. You could really hurt yourself," said Dylan, who nonetheless maintains a rigorous touring schedule.

Bob Dylan


Kevin Pollak, director and co-writer of the documentary film "Misery Loves Comedy," center, poses with cast members Lisa Kudrow, left, and Kevin Smith at the premiere of the film at the Egyptian Theatre at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on Friday, Jan. 22, 2015, in Park City, Utah.
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David Letterman

David Letterman is headed to CBS' The Late Late Show.

The Late Show host will sit as a guest on the Jan. 27 episode, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Longtime Letterman friend Regis Philbin is guest-hosting Jan. 26 and Jan. 27.

Craig Ferguson ended his 10-year run as The Late Late Show host in December. His final guest was Letterman's former late night TV rival Jay Leno. A series of guest hosts have been taking over the show, in preparation for James Corden, who takes over on March 23, 2015.

The other guests slated to appear Jan. 27 include Martha Stewart and CBS Sports' Tracy Wolfson. Letterman ends his Late Show run on May 20, with Stephen Colbert set to take over on Sept. 8.

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Seeks To Reassure Public


Disneyland sought on Thursday to reassure visitors that the theme park was safe amid a measles outbreak that began there in December and prompted state health officials to urge parents not to bring their unvaccinated children.

The California Department of Public Health reported 59 confirmed measles cases among state residents since the end of December, most linked to an initial exposure at Disneyland or the adjacent Disney California Adventure Park.

Nine more cases linked to the two Disney parks were reported out of state - one in Mexico, three in Utah, two in Washington state and one each in Oregon, Colorado and Arizona.

Among those infected are at least five Walt Disney Co employees and a student at Huntington Beach High School, some 15 miles (24 km) from the park, which earlier this week ordered its unvaccinated students to stay home until Jan. 29.On Wednesday Dr. Gil Chavez, deputy director of the state health department, told reporters that anyone immunized for measles should have no concern about visiting the theme parks.



Anne Hathaway, Illeana Douglas, Penelope Ann Miller, Bruce Davison and Susan Blakely pose at private LA dinner for "Song One" screening hosted by Jean Shafiroff with director Kate Barker-Froyland and Anne Hathaway at The Palm Restaurant on Thursday, January 22, 2015, in Beverly Hills, California.
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Survivor Letter Auctioned


An indignant letter from a British aristocrat who survived the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 has sold for $11,875, an auction house in New England said Friday.

Lady Lucy Duff-Gordon, a target of public outrage after she fled the doomed ocean liner on a near-empty lifeboat, penned the two-page letter in London a month after the disaster.

"How kind of you to send me a cable of sympathy from New York on our safety," the fashion designer wrote to a stateside friend.

"According to the way we've been treated by England on our return we didn't seem to have done the right thing in being saved at all!!!! Isn't it disgraceful."

RR Auction, which regularly handles Titanic memorabilia, had expected the letter to fetch as much as $6,000 at Thursday's live auction in Boston, which followed a week of online bidding.



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One of two lawsuits involving the children of the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. has been dropped, possibly signaling a thaw in their tense relations as they continue to fight over the sale of his Bible and Nobel Peace Prize.

Bernice King said in a statement late Thursday that her father's estate had voluntarily dropped its August 2013 lawsuit against the non-profit Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta, which she heads.

King's sons, Dexter King and Martin Luther King III, acting as majority board members of their father's estate, had sought to revoke the center's right to use King's name and image unless Bernice King was removed as CEO.

Bernice King said the estate's decision to drop the suit vindicated the King Center's position on its licensing rights and offered a promising sign that the feud pitting the children against one another was on the road toward reconciliation.

Dexter King said in a statement that pulling the lawsuit was a show of good faith as the siblings were set to enter talks aimed at resolving their differences outside a courtroom.



Indian students perform a dance in colorful masks during the full-dress rehearsal of Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. U.S. President Barack Obama will be the "chief guest" during this year's parade which will be held on Jan. 26.
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Dark Roasted Blend: Videophones from the Future Past


Millions Of Gallons Of Frack You

North Dakota

Almost 3 million gallons of potentially toxic saltwater leaked from a western North Dakota pipeline into a creek that feeds the Missouri River, the largest spill of its kind in the state's history.

The leak, from a four-inch saltwater pipeline operated by Summit Midstream Partners LP approximately 15 miles north of Williston, occurred earlier this month and was reported to state officials on Jan. 7. It's not clear what caused the leak and an investigation is underway, a Summit spokesman said.

Saltwater spills are not uncommon in the oil patch, though the size of the Summit leak has caught many by surprise. While the spill was first reported publicly on Jan. 8, a statement late Wednesday from the Department of Health was the first to disclose the spill's volume.

The impact of spill on the local environment and the length of time needed for a cleanup is being assessed, officials said, though mop-up operations from other smaller accidents have taken years.

Saltwater is a byproduct of the hydraulic fracturing process, or fracking. The water has a much higher concentration of brine than regular saltwater, and can contain petroleum and metal filings picked up during the fracking process.

North Dakota


Roland Paschmann (C) of the gay carnival dancing group 'Rosa Funken' performs in the show 'Roeschensitzung' in Cologne January 23, 2015. The 'Rosa Funken' group was founded as the first same-sex carnival group in 1995 and performs at shows in Cologne. The carnival season started on November 11, 2014 and reaches the climax with "Rosenmontag" (Rose Monday) on February 16, the final day of the carnival when mass processions are held in Germany.
Photo by Ina Fassbender


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Conservatives Hate History


Like many states, Oklahoma wants to be a tourist destination. And leaders here believe they have an ideal attraction: Oklahoma's heritage as the U.S. Indian Territory in the 1800s and as home to 39 tribes.

But after nearly 10 years and $90 million spent, what was to be the centerpiece for a tourism magnet, a Smithsonian-quality museum of Native American culture, has become a costly debacle that had yet to lure its first visitor and is stirring sour feelings among the Indians whose traditions would be portrayed.

Strategically located at the crossroads of two major interstates, and next to Oklahoma City's glitzy redeveloped downtown entertainment district, sits a modernistic complex of C-shaped buildings that is large enough to fit 30 football fields but only half finished and out of money.

Another $40 million is needed for the project, but the Legislature is balking at paying, in a head-on collision between the state's tourism ambitions and its increasingly conservative, anti-spending politics.

Even the support of the state's Republican governor, Mary Fallin, and the state Senate and an earlier pledge of $40 million in mostly private funds haven't broken the stalemate, which will confront the Legislature when it reconvenes next month.



A model wears a creation for designer Bas Kosters' Fall/Winter 2015 collection during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015.
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Sea Sparkle

Hong Kong

Eerie fluorescent blue patches of water glimmering off Hong Kong's seashore are magnificent, disturbing and potentially toxic, marine biologists say.

The glow is an indicator of a harmful algal bloom created by something called Noctiluca scintillans, nicknamed Sea Sparkle.

It looks like algae and can act like algae. But it's not quite. It is a single-celled organism that technically can function as both animal and plant.

These type blooms are triggered by farm pollution that can be devastating to marine life and local fisheries, according to University of Georgia oceanographer Samantha Joye, who was shown Associated Press photos of the glowing water.

Noctiluca is a type of single-cell life that eats plankton and is eaten by other species. The plankton and Noctiluca become more abundant when nitrogen and phosphorous from farm run-off increase.

Hong Kong


Kite-maker Jagmohan Kanojia displays kites, with portraits of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) and U.S. President Barack Obama, ahead of Obama's visit, in the northern Indian city of Amritsar January 22, 2015. Modi, Obama and other dignitaries from the world's two largest democracies will attend India's Republic Day celebrations on January 26, which include a military parade and display of Indian weaponry.
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Global Top 20

Concert Tours

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.

    1. Fleetwood Mac; $2,025,129; $129.98.
    2. Justin Timberlake; $1,582,776; $120.14.
    3. Lady Gaga; $1,334,254; $106.07.
    4. Michael Buble; $1,231,913; $105.74.
    5. Linkin Park; $1,067,186; $72.94.
    6. Enrique Iglesias/Pitbull; $972,431; $83.09.
    7. Andre Rieu; $766,853; $109.27.
    8. Motley Crue; $761,154; $72.24.
    9. Trans-Siberian Orchestra; $733,006; $56.27.
   10. Ed Sheeran; $698,716; $46.03.
   11. Eric Church; $611,209; $50.79.
   12. Cirque du Soleil - "Dralion"; $579,655; $62.38.
   13. Bob Dylan; $546,716; $100.57.
   14. Bryan Adams; $536,773; $67.51.
   15. James Taylor; $522,677; $79.32.
   16. John Legend; $462,999; $55.46.
   17. The Black Keys; $448,865; $59.07.
   18. Kasabian; $392,092; $56.93.
   19. Slipknot; $364,761; $49.21.
   20. John Fogerty; $317,857; $59.47.

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In Memory

Peggy Charren

Peggy Charren, the founder of Action for Children's Television who waged a decades-long fight to improve the quality of children's programming, has died. She was 86.

Charren, who had vascular dementia, died Thursday at a nursing home in Dedham, according to Sugarman-Sinai Memorial Chapel in Providence, Rhode Island.

Charren founded Action for Children's Television in 1968 because she was so frustrated by the poor quality of programming - which she called "wall-to-wall monster cartoons" - available to her daughters.

The group's first meeting involved just a few friends in her Newton living room.

But the grassroots organization grew to thousands of members, working with the Federal Communications Commission to establish a children's television division and lobbying the National Association of Broadcasters to adopt voluntary guidelines for children's programming.

ACT lobbied Congress, helping get the Children's Television Act passed in 1990. The act established programming standards, including advertising limits.

Throughout her work, she was proud of her commitment to the First Amendment, noting she never sought censorship of any programming.

For her work, Charren was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1995, the nation's highest civilian honour.

"She took on the giants of the commercial television industry in the 1970s and brought about substantive programming and legislative changes that bettered the lives of millions," said Jonathan Abbott, president of CEO of Boston public television station WGBH. Charren is a former trustee of the station.

Charren is survived by her husband, Stanley, two daughters, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Peggy Charren



A flamingo hides its head in its feathers on a cold Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 at the zoo in Cologne, Germany.
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