BartCop Entertainment Archives - Tuesday, 25 October, 2016


25 October, 2016

(Updated Daily)

[1853 days in a row]


Recommended Reading

from Bruce

Paul Krugman: It's Trump's Party (NY Times)
Don't let anyone pretend otherwise.

Jules Barrueco: The Real Reason People Question if Hillary Clinton Is Human (Cosmopolitan)
As a lawyer who's become less likable and more robotic myself, I take this criticism personally.

Stuart Heritage: Haters Back Off: it's Napoleon Dynamite for the YouTube generation (The Guardian)
This Netflix sitcom about a monstrous budding internet sensation in small-town America is a gem - if you can handle the shouting.

Caroline Sullivan: "Pretenders: Alone review - Chrissie Hynde still a magnificent one-off" (The Guardian)
Always a one-off, Hynde is magnificent here - unapologetic and deferring to no one.

Jude Rogers: "'The history of punk was always HIS story': the women rewriting rock" (The Guardian)
Music memoirs by artists such as Chrissie Hynde and Viv Albertine have taken the publishing world by storm, satisfying a hunger for less-told rock tales and changing our idea of what it means to be an 'older woman.'

Graham Robb: Flaubert - the writer's writer par excellence - is a real challenge to write about (Spectator)
The irritable perfectionist led an uneventful life. But as a man of his time he's fascinating, according to Michel Winock.

David Bruce's Amazon Author Page

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Trivia Question of the Day

The Maneki-neko is a common Japanese figurine which is often believed to bring good luck to the owner. What kind of animal is the Maneki-neko?


Send your answer to Marty

Trivia Question from Yesterday

What is the cresceent-shaped whitish area of a fingernail (or toenail) called?

       Lunula                                                      Source

The lunula, or lunulae (pl.) (little moon in Latin), is the crescent-shaped whitish area of the bed of a fingernail or toenail. The lunula is the visible part of the root of the nail.        Source

zorch was first and correct with:

Randall wrote:
   the LUNULA

Alan J said:
   The lunula.

mj replied:
   I've always called it
  A moon.

Adam answered:
   The Cuticle

Kevin K. in Washington, DC responded:
   That would be the cuticle.

Jim from CA, retired to ID, said:

Gene wrote:
   The quick. It is the live, growing part of the nail.

Deborah replied:
   Ah, that's the lunula. I don't know what function it plays in fingernails, I just know the name. It's a great Scrabble word to keep your opponent from using a Q.

DJ Useo took the day off.

Joe S     took the day off.

MAM     took the day off.

Marian took the day off.

Dale of Spectacular Diamond Springs, Norcali took the day off.

Lois Of Oregon took the day off.

BttbBob   has returned to semi-retired status.

  October 25 Birthdays - Celebrities Born October 25 | Famous Birthdays

Sally has retired.




Middle Class Political Economist

Now a Blogger-Columnist at US News and World Reports "Economic Intelligence"



Reader Suggestion

Michelle in AZ

'The atmosphere is being radicalized' by climate change | Dana Nuccitelli | Environment | The Guardian

In Australia: giant spider carrying a mouse is horrifying and impressive | Australia news | The Guardian

Republicans Have Fallen Out Of Love With Fox News - Thanks To Donald Trump

Trump In Meltdown, Says Ghostwriter Tony Schwartz

Obama Chides Darrell Issa For Touting Alliance With Him In Re-Election Fight | Huffington Post

When It Comes To Our Politics, Family Matters : NPR

Party politics aside, Austin-based Texas Republican releases most hilarious ad of the election cycle

Republicans Threaten Lawsuits Over TV Ads Linking Them To Donald Trump | Huffington Post

Elizabeth Warren To Donald Trump: 'Nasty Women Have Really Had It With Guys Like You' | Huffington Post

Elizabeth Warren: 'nasty women' will defeat Donald Trump on election day | US news | The Guardian
     I preferred this firebrand; she is a force of nature. My wish/dream? Warren/Clinton.

Don't floss, peel veg or wash your jeans: 40 things you can stop doing right now | Life and style | The Guardian

The Art of the Qur'an - landmark exhibit shows holy book as text and work of art | Art and design | The Guardian

Josh Marshall Sees Hints of A Coming Deluge

Thanks, Michelle!



David E Suggests

Secrets for Selling Your Home

10 Little-Known But Proven Secrets for Selling Your Home For The Most Money


Thanks, Dave!



Reader Comment


I hear about how brilliantly he has "played" the media for millions in free publicity for the Trump brand, but after looking at his angry, ugly face so many times and hearing about Trump University and his bankruptcies and Trump products made in China & other places and his avoiding paying taxes for decades and building with foreign steel, etc--as far as I'm concerned, the Trump brand is toxic. I would not touch anything with his repulsive name on it.

So keep pooping your name on everything you touch, Cheeto Asshole. Midas Touch? Poop Touch! Wish I had the skill to draw an orange ass pooping out the word Trump.

Linda   >^..^<
     We are all only temporarily able bodied.

Thanks, Linda!



Bonus Links

Jeannie the Temp

Karl Rove: Donald Trump Can't Win | Huffington Post

How Trump Took Hate Groups Mainstream | Mother Jones

Another tax bombshell: Daddy Trump had to set up $38 million slush fund to bail Donald out prior to 1980

No, Donald Trump Did Not Win A Medal From The NAACP | Huffington Post

Elizabeth Warren To Donald Trump: 'Nasty Women Have Really Had It With Guys Like You' | Huffington Post

18 Real Things Donald Trump Has Actually Said About Women | Huffington Post

All the Evidence We Could Find About Fred Trump's Alleged Involvement with the KKK | VICE | United States

The 281 People, Places and Things Donald Trump Has Insulted on Twitter: A Complete List - The New York Times

Donald Trump's Clueless Debate Answers Spawn #TrumpBookReport Tweets | Huffington Post

Trump's love affair with the polls is over - POLITICO

Mass Arrests at DAPL, Police Shoot Down Media Drones, as Natives Declare Treaty Rights

Sacred Stone Camp



Team Coco


Deepak Chopra: Donald Trump "Thinks With His Penis"



from Marc Perkel

Patriot Act

Patriot Act NSA Spying Unconstitutional Section 215 National Security Letters Must End

My name is Marc Perkel and I have decided to announce that I will not comply with the so called "Patriot Act" laws requiring me to disclose information about my customers. If I receive a national security letter I will immediately photograph it, post it online everywhere I can, and then make a video of me burning it. I will then await my arrest. If you want to put me in jail then come get me mother fucker.

Come Get Me Mother Fucker | Putting and end to NSA government Spying





Selected Readings

from that Mad Cat, JD




"OH NO."



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In The Chaos Household

Last Night

It was 'Obama-Jam' Monday. That's how the locals refer to the resultant traffic nightmare of a presidential visit.

Tonight, Tuesday:

CBS begins the night with a FRESH 'NCIS', followed by a FRESH 'Bull', then a FRESH 'NCIS: The 3rd One'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Stephen Colbert are Will Forte, Dermot Mulroney, Wyatt Cenac, and Mitski.
Scheduled on a FRESH James Corden, OBE, are Matt LeBlanc, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Lady Gaga.

NBC starts the night with a FRESH 'The Voice', followed by a FRESH 'This Is Us', then a FRESH 'Chicago Fire'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Fallon are Ethan Hawke and Phil Collins.
Scheduled on a FRESH Seth Meyers are Antonio Brown, Graydon Carter, Pete Davidson, and Lucius.
Scheduled on a FRESH Carson 'The Scab' Daly are Cobie Smulders, Bomba Estereo, and Skylar Astin.

ABC begins the night with a FRESH 'The Middle', followed by a FRESH 'American Housewife', then a FRESH 'Fresh Off The Boat', then a FRESH 'The Real O'Neals', followed by a FRESH 'Marvel's Agents Of SHIELD'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Kimmel are Gordon Ramsay, Felicity Jones, and Jimmy Eat World.

The CW offers a FRESH 'The Flash', followed by a FRESH 'No Tomorrow'.

Faux fills the night with Game 1 of the 'World Series', then pads the left coast with local crap.

MY has 'TMZ (Not So) Live', followed by a FRESH 'Harry'.

A&E has 'The First 48', another 'The First 48', followed by a FRESH 'Married At First Sight', then another FRESH 'Married At First Sight'.

AMC offers the movie 'Tremors', followed by the movie 'Tremors 2: Aftershocks', then the movie 'Tremors 3: Back To Perfection'.

BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 18-Cause and Effect
 [9:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 8 - EPISODE 11-Dark Water
 [10:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 8 - EPISODE 12-Death in Heaven
 [12:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 22-Imaginary Friend
 [6:00PM]    CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 9 - EPISODE 19-Caged
 [7:00PM]    CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 9 - EPISODE 20-Paint It Black
 [9:00PM]    CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 9 - EPISODE 22-Mayday
 [10:00PM]    CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 10 - EPISODE 1-Countermeasures
 [11:00PM]    CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 10 - EPISODE 2-Stiff
 [12:00AM]    CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 9 - EPISODE 19-Caged
 [1:00AM]    CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 9 - EPISODE 20-Paint It Black
 [2:00AM]    CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 9 - EPISODE 21-G.O.
 [3:00AM]    CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 9 - EPISODE 22-Mayday
 [4:00AM]    CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 10 - EPISODE 1-Countermeasures
 [5:00AM]    CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 10 - EPISODE 2-Stiff    (ALL TIMES EDT)

Bravo has 'Below Deck', another 'Below Deck', followed by a FRESH 'Below Deck', another 'Below Deck', then a FRESH 'Watch What Happens Live'.

Comedy Central has 'Futurama', another 'Futurama', 2 hours of old 'Tosh.0', followed by a FRESH 'Tosh.0', then a FRESH 'Drunk History'.
Scheduled on a FRESH The Daily Show is Dana Bash.
Scheduled on a FRESH @Midnight are Mary Lynn Rajskub, David Koechner, and Brandon Johnson.

FX has the movie 'The Wolverine', followed by a FRESH 'Atlanta', and another 'Atlanta'.

History has 'Counting Cars', another 'Counting Cars', still another 'Counting Cars', followed by a FRESH 'Counting Cars: Supercharged', then a FRESH 'Forged In Fire', then a FRESH 'Forged In Fire: Cutting Deeper'.

IFC  -   
 [3:30PM]    SMOKIN' ACES
 [6:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Ski Trip
 [6:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Stolen Car
 [7:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-That Wrestling Show
 [7:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-The First Date
 [8:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-The Pill
 [8:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-The Career Day
 [9:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Prom Night
 [9:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-A New Hope
 [10:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Water Tower
 [10:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Punk Chick
 [11:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Ski Trip
 [11:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Stolen Car
 [12:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-That Wrestling Show
 [12:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-The First Date
 [1:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-The Pill
 [1:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-The Career Day
 [2:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Prom Night
 [2:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-A New Hope
 [3:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Water Tower
 [3:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Punk Chick
 [4:00AM]    DOCUMENTARY NOW!-Juan Likes Rice & Chicken

Sundance  -   
 [6:00AM]    Stand by Me
 [8:00AM]    Saturday Night Fever
 [10:30AM]    Apollo 13
 [1:30PM]    Max Payne
 [3:30PM]    Days of Thunder
 [6:00PM]    G.I. Jane
 [9:00PM]    2012
 [12:30AM]    Apollo 13
 [3:30AM]    Days of Thunder    (ALL TIMES EDT)

SyFy has the movie 'The Strangers', followed by a FRESH 'Channel Zero: Candle Cove', then a FRESH 'Aftermath'.

Scheduled on a FRESH Conan are Ron Howard, Wayne Gretzky, and D.R.A.M.

 [6:15 AM]      The F.B.I. Story (1959)
 [9:00 AM]      Confessions Of A Nazi Spy (1939)
 [11:00 AM]      The Get-Away (1941)
 [12:45 PM]      Step By Step (1946)
 [2:00 PM]      I Was a Communist For the FBI (1951)
 [3:30 PM]      Guns Don't Argue (1958)
 [5:15 PM]      Secret Enemies (1942)
 [6:30 PM]      'G' Men (1935)
 [8:00 PM]      Wait Until Dark (1967)
 [10:00 PM]      Giant (1956)
 [1:30 AM]      Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960)
 [3:30 AM]      The Tender Trap (1955)
 [5:30 AM]      MGM Parade Show #3 (1955)     (ALL TIMES EDT)

Wednesday   -  10/26/16

 [6:00 AM]      The Robot vs. the Aztec Mummy (1965)    [AKA: 'The Aztec Mummy Against the Humanoid Robot']
 [7:15 AM]      The Time Machine (1960)
 [9:00 AM]      Time After Time (1979)
 [11:00 AM]      Time Bandits (1981)
 [1:00 PM]      The Ice Pirates (1984)
 [2:45 PM]      Satellite in the Sky (1956)
 [4:15 PM]      Logan's Run (1975)
 [6:15 PM]      Soylent Green (1973)
 [8:00 PM]      The Last Hurrah (1958)
 [10:15 PM]      All the President's Men (1976)
 [12:45 AM]      The Best Man (1964)
 [2:45 AM]      The Candidate (1972)
 [4:45 AM]      Hollywood Without Make-Up (1966)     (ALL TIMES EDT)

USA has a FRESH 'Chrisley Knows Best'.

Antenna TV - Johnny Carson (from Apr. 3, 1991) - BJ Sniff, Bill Maher, and Leonard Nimoy.

Bounce TV

Comet TV

Cozi TV

Decades TV Network


Heroes and Icons

Find Justice - Justice Network

Get TV

Grit - Television With Backbone - Grit

Laff - You Know You Want To. - Laff


MOVIES! TV Network

RTV - The Retro Television Network

the works

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Bill Murray is honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016, in Washington.
Photo by Owen Sweeney


The Sideshow - by Avedon Carol


Shakespeare Will Share Credit For Henry VI


Oxford University Press' new edition of William Shakespeare's works will credit Christopher Marlowe as co-author of the three Henry VI plays, underscoring that the playwright collaborated with others on some of his most famous works.

Marlowe, a playwright, poet and spy, will share billing in the latest version of the New Oxford Shakespeare being published this week. While scholars have long suspected that Shakespeare's plays included the work of others, new analytical methods helped researchers conclude that sections bore the hallmarks of Marlowe's hand.

A team of 23 international scholars looked afresh at the man many consider the greatest writer in the English language. The challenge, put simply: If one is going to compile the complete works of Shakespeare one first has to determine what they are.

Five of the world's most senior Shakespeare scholars -Gary Taylor, Hugh Craig at the University of Newcastle in Australia, MacDonald P. Jackson at the University of Auckland in New Zealand; Gabriel Egan at De Montfort University, Leicester and John Jowett of the Shakespeare Institute at the University of Birmingham - had to be convinced of the issues of authorship in the works.

The editors concluded that 17 of 44 works associated with Shakespeare had input from others. The scholars used computerized data sets to reveal patterns, trends and associations - analyzing not only Shakespeare's words, but also those of his contemporaries.



A protestor struggles to cross a police barricade during a demonstration against the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, October 24, 2016.
Photo by Chris Wattie


"Wizard of Oz"

Ruby Slippers

It took just seven days for "Wizard of Oz" nostalgics to raise more than $300,000 in a crowdfunding drive to restore Dorothy's iconic slippers to their ruby red glory.

The US Smithsonian's Museum of American History, which owns the slippers, said Monday that its Kickstarter campaign had gone "over the rainbow."

The sequined pumps were famously worn by Judy Garland as she danced down the yellow brick road in the 1939 musical, one of Hollywood's first color films.

Support for restoring them "spanned six continents and 41 countries," the museum said in a statement.

Since the crowdfunding campaign runs for another 23 more days, the museum announced a "stretch goal" that "will involve another beloved Wizard of Oz character." It did not say which one.

Ruby Slippers


Newhead News


National Museum of American History

'Oz' Scarecrow

Now that the Smithsonian has reached its crowd-funding goal to preserve the ruby slippers from "The Wizard of Oz," the museum is asking for more money to conserve another relic from the beloved movie.

The National Museum of American History announced Monday that it has extended the Kickstarter campaign that brought in $300,000 in one week to maintain the ruby slippers. The museum will seek another $85,000 to care for and display a Scarecrow costume worn by actor Ray Bolger and donated to the museum by his widow, Gwendolyn Bolger, in 1987.

If the campaign is successful, the museum will place the Scarecrow's hat alongside the slippers in a new pop-culture exhibit that's scheduled to open in 2018. The entire costume would be shown temporarily but is too delicate to go on permanent display.

The slippers, one of four pairs made for the 1939 movie that are known to exist, are among the most popular items in the museum's collection. They were sold at auction in 1970, donated to the museum in 1979 and have been on near-permanent display ever since. Not built to last, the sequin-covered shoes have deteriorated from exposure to light and moisture, and most of the $300,000 will go toward scientific research on how best to construct a new display case that will better protect them.

The efforts involving the Scarecrow costume will be similar: Museum staff will assess what needs to be done to preserve and treat the costume and prepare it for display.

'Oz' Scarecrow


A woman walks past semi-finished clay idols of the Hindu mythological characters 'Dakinis' and 'Yoginis,' who will be worshipped along with the Hindu goddess Kali, at a roadside workshop ahead of the Kali Puja festival in Kolkata, India October 24, 2016.
Photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri


Australian Initiative

Great Barrier Reef

You've probably heard of pouring one out for the departed, but one Australian initiative wants you to pour one to save a life that's not lost just yet - the life of the Great Barrier Reef.

After launching a crowdfunding campaign in December 2015, the Good Beer Company have finally realised their dream of a socially-minded brew, with the beverage launching in Queensland Monday.

The suitably named Great Barrier Beer comes in three forms; a kölsch beer, a cider and a blonde beer. All three environmentally conscious drinks were created by three chefs (Spencer Patrick, Ryan Squires, and Ben O'Donoghue) to directly impact the wellbeing of the Great Barrier Reef.

They're are also petitioning for members of the public to vote for their favourite feel-good drink, with hopes that the most voted-for brew will be distributed nationally.

So just how does drinking beer translate to saving the "largest living organism" on earth? Half of the profits raised from each beer purchased will go directly to the reef via the Australia Marine Conservation Society (AMCS).

Great Barrier Reef


Digby's Hullabaloo


Congress Knew, Did Nothing

National Guard

The California National Guard told the state's members of Congress two years ago that the Pentagon was trying to claw back reenlistment bonuses from thousands of soldiers, and even offered a proposal to mitigate the problem, but Congress took no action, according to a senior National Guard official.

The official added that improper bonuses had been paid to National Guard members in every state, raising the possibility that many more soldiers may owe large debts to the Pentagon.

"This is a national issue and affects all states," Andreas Mueller, the chief of federal policy for the California Guard, wrote in an email to the state's congressional delegation Monday. Attention had focused on California because it was "the only state that audited" bonus payments at the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, he added.

In the email, Mueller reminded members of Congress that the Guard had informed them about the issue two years ago. Whether members of Congress understood the scope of the problem at the time is unclear.

The Times reported Saturday that the Pentagon has been demanding repayment of enlistment bonuses - which often reached $15,000 or more - from thousands of California Guard soldiers, many of whom had served multiple combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Audits completed last month concluded that 9,700 California Guard members were not entitled to the payments or that there had been errors in their paperwork.

National Guard


Czech artist David Cerny presents his unpublished works at 'Black Hole' exhibition in DSC Gallery in Prague, Czech Republic on Oct. 24, 2016.
Photo by Michal Krumphanzl


Jared's Ex-Wife Sues


The ex-wife of former Subway sandwich pitchman and child sex offender Jared Fogle sued the company in Indiana on Monday, alleging it knew about his pedophilia and failed to act.

Kathleen McLaughlin, who divorced Fogle last year, charged in the lawsuit that Subway depicted her and their children, now 5 and 3, in a commercial without permission while aware of Fogle's sexual interest in minors.

"Subway knew of Jared's depravities and failed to act as a responsible corporation should," according to the lawsuit filed in Indiana's Hamilton Superior Court.

The lawsuit filed by attorneys for the Church, Church, Hittle and Antrim law firm said that on at least three occasions during Fogle's 15 years as Subway's spokesman, the company received reports about his sexual interest in children.

Subway responded to two of the reports by sending a public relations employee to ask Fogle about them. The company has admitted that the third report was "'not properly escalated or acted upon,'" the lawsuit said.



Afghan Cultivation Spikes


Afghanistan saw a 10 percent jump in opium cultivation this year because of bumper harvests, collapsing eradication efforts due to growing insecurity and declining international aid to combat drugs, the UN said Sunday.

Cultivation dropped last year due to drought but it has been on the rise in the past decade, fuelling the Taliban insurgency and spurring a growing crisis of drug addiction despite costly US-led counter-narcotics programmes.

High levels of cultivation this year meant the estimated opium production soared 43 percent to 4,800 tons, a UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) report said, underscoring a "worrying reversal" in efforts to combat the scourge of drugs.

"The cultivation has increased by 10 percent this year compared to the same time in 2015 -- from 183,000 hectares to 201,000 hectares," counter-narcotics minister Salamat Azimi told reporters while releasing the UN report.

The statistics represent the third-highest level of cultivation in Afghanistan in more than two decades -- after a record high in 2014 and 2013.



A surfer is caught by a big wave at Praia do Norte (North Beach) at Nazare, central Portugal on Oct. 24, 2016.
Photo by Paulo Cunha


Egyptian Antiquities


Ohio's Toledo Museum of Art is selling 68 antiquities from its collection, a move drawing criticism from a nationally known archaeologist and Egyptian officials.

About half the items are from Egypt, The Blade newspaper reported. Others come from Cyprus, Greece and Italy. They're being sold at a New York auction on Tuesday and an online sale closing the same day.

According to the newspaper, the Egyptian government indicated in news coverage in that country that it's seeking to stop the sales.

The process is called deaccession, which the Toledo Museum of Art similarly used in whittling down its modern contemporary collection in 2002, its Old Masters collection in 2006 and its Asian art collection in 2008.

Many of the objects either haven't been put on display in decades or appeared only sporadically.



Gravestones Returned To Cemetery

Rhode Island

Centuries-old gravestones missing from a Colonial-era cemetery in Rhode Island have been returned after turning up elsewhere, including one found in a Pennsylvania woman's yard.

The oldest stone dates to 1690 and was for a 1-year-old child. The 12-inch-by-24-inch stone was found in August by Stephanie Pallas, of Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, said Lew Keen, of the Newport Historic Cemetery Advisory Commission.

"She was doing some landscaping, hit this flat stone in her yard, dug it up, flipped it over and realized it was a gravestone. Then, with the help of the internet, did some research to discover it belonged not in Pennsylvania, but in Rhode Island," Keen said.

The others were from 1835 for a Newport woman, Elizabeth Cook, and her children, and they were last seen in 1874. Those were found in a Newport yard during a renovation in the 1980s and stowed in a basement until the homeowner alerted the commission in the spring, Keen said.

Rhode Island



In Memory

Tom Hayden

Veteran social activist and politician Tom Hayden, a stalwart of America's New Left who served 18 years in California's state legislature and gained a dash of Hollywood glamour by marrying actress Jane Fonda, has died aged 76, according to media reports.

Hayden died in Santa Monica, California, after a long illness, The Los Angeles Times reported on its website.

Hayden, who forged his political activism as a founding member of Students for a Democratic Society, which stood at the core of the 1960s anti-war and civil rights movements, was principal author of the group's revolutionary manifesto, the Port Huron Statement.

The University of Michigan student ventured into the Deep South, where he joined voter registration campaigns and was arrested and beaten while taking part in the "freedom rider" protests against racial segregation.

Hayden, however, became perhaps best known as one of the "Chicago Eight" activists tried on conspiracy and incitement charges following protests at the turbulent 1968 Democratic National Convention. He was ultimately acquitted of all charges.

Outliving contemporaries Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Eldridge Cleaver and Huey Newton, Hayden remained active in left-wing politics well into the 21st century, posting on Twitter just a week ago.

Winning election himself to the California state Assembly in 1982, and then the state Senate a decade later, Hayden went on to serve a total of 18 years.

Later he became director of the Peace and Justice Resource Center, a nonprofit left-wing think tank devoted mainly to analysis of continued U.S. military involvement in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, drug policy and global poverty.

Hayden was married to actress Jane Fonda from 1973 to 1990, with whom he had two children. Midway through their marriage, the couple graced the cover of People Magazine.

In later years his writings were published in national publications including The New York Times, the Boston Globe and the Denver Post. He served on the editorial board and was a columnist for The Nation magazine, and was the author of more than 20 books.

Tom Hayden


In Memory

Bobby Vee

Pop idol Bobby Vee, the boyish, grinning 1960s singer whose career was born when he took a Midwestern stage as a teenager to fill in after the 1959 plane crash that killed rock 'n' roll stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, has died. He was 73.

Vee, whose hits included the chart-topping "Take Good Care of My Baby" and who helped a young Bob Dylan get his start, died Monday of advanced Alzheimer's disease, said his son, Jeff Velline. Vee was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2011, and performed his last show that year.

Born Robert Velline in Fargo, North Dakota, Vee was only 15 when he took the stage in Moorhead, Minnesota, after the Feb. 3, 1959, plane crash in Iowa that killed Holly, Valens and Richardson on their way to the concert. That dark day in rock history was commemorated by singer-songwriter Don McLean in his 1972 pop song "American Pie" as "The Day The Music Died."

The call went out for local acts to replace Holly at his scheduled show at the Moorhead National Guard Armory. Vee and his 2-week-old band volunteered, along with three or four other bands. The show's emcee, Charlie Boone, then a disc jockey at KFGO Radio, turned to Vee and asked him the name of his band. Vee looked at the shadows of his bandmates on the floor and answered: The Shadows.

Within months the young singer and The Shadows, which included his older brother Bill on lead guitar, recorded Vee's "Suzie Baby" for Soma Records in Minneapolis. It was a regional hit, and Vee soon signed with Liberty Records.

He went on to record 38 Top 100 hits from 1959 to 1970, hitting the top of the charts in 1961 with the Carole King-Gerry Goffin song "Take Good Care of My Baby," and reaching No. 2 with the follow-up, "Run to Him." Other Vee hits include "Rubber Ball," ''The Night Has A Thousand Eyes," ''Devil or Angel," ''Come Back When You Grow Up," ''Please Don't Ask About Barbara" and "Punish Her."

Besides his clear, ringing voice, Vee also was a skilled rhythm guitarist and occasional songwriter. He racked up six gold singles, but saw his hits diminish with the British Invasion of The Beatles and other English groups in the mid-1960s.

Vee kept recording into the 2000s, and maintained a steady touring schedule. But he began having trouble remembering lyrics during performances, and he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2011. He performed his last show that year, billed only as his retirement, during an annual community fundraiser that his family holds near their home in St. Joseph, Minnesota, about 65 miles northwest of Minneapolis. But he didn't announce his diagnosis until a year later on his website.

Vee still released a new album, "The Adobe Sessions," a loose jam session recorded with family members in Vee's adobe garage north of Tucson, Arizona. The 2014 album featured some of Vee's favorite songs from Townes Van Zandt, Gordon Lightfoot and Ricky Nelson. It was released on the 55th anniversary of the Holly plane crash.

The album also included Vee's cover of Bob Dylan's "The Man in Me," a nod to the folk-rock legend who got his start in Vee's band in Fargo.

Dylan grew up in Hibbing, a town on northern Minnesota's Iron Range, and briefly played with Vee's band. Although their time playing together was short, Dylan had a lasting effect on Vee's career: It was Dylan, himself going by the name Elston Gunn when he hammered on the piano at a couple of The Shadows' gigs, who suggested Vee change his last name from Velline to Vee.

In his "Chronicles: Volume One" memoir, Dylan recalled that Vee "had a metallic, edgy tone to his voice and it was as musical as a silver bell." When Dylan performed in St. Paul in 2013, he saluted Vee in the audience and performed "Suzie Baby."

Vee and his wife, Karen, were married for more than 50 years. She died of kidney failure in 2015 at age 71. The couple had four children, including sons who performed with Vee.

Bobby Vee


In Memory

Jack Chick

Jack T. Chick's most popular tract, published in 1964, is titled "This Was Your Life!" Riffing on the then-popular reality-TV series, it tells the story of a high-living atheist who drops dead of a heart attack and is whisked to the gates of heaven, forced to review his life's lowlights and, too late, plead for forgiveness.

Chick, who died Sunday at age 92 at home in San Dimas, would expect a better reception, the one given to the protagonist in the tract's second ending, in which the man has repented.

Chick Publications' Facebook page illustrated its announcement of its founder's death with the final panel of that alternate ending, in which a faceless man on a throne surrounded by light says: "Well done, thou good and faithful servant - enter thou into the joy of thy Lord!"

Based in a low-profile office in Rancho Cucamonga since 1970, Chick Publications has sent out nearly 900 million tracts in 102 languages. The pocket-sized tracts, stapled on the side, with white-on-black titles and simple art, are instantly recognizable and much parodied.

He's said to be the world's most published living author, his books displayed at the Smithsonian Institution and praised by underground comic artists such as Robert Crumb. Some comics fans and creators, including "Ghost World" artist and scenarist Daniel Clowes, have been fascinated by his work even while finding it repellent.

His books have been banned in Canada, denounced by Christianity Today and the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles and ejected from Christian bookstores.

He is survived by his second wife, Susy. Services will be private.

Chick was born in Boyle Heights in 1924, attended Alhambra High, won a scholarship to the Pasadena Playhouse School of Theater and served in World War II. He married in 1948 and converted to Christianity while visiting his in-laws in Canada, where he heard a radio broadcast from the Long Beach Municipal Auditorium by Charles E. Fuller.

Chick worked as a technical illustrator for an aerospace company in El Monte and would draw at home at night, according to a 2003 profile by Robert Ito in Los Angeles magazine.

A shy man, he chose comics over the pulpit after hearing a radio missionary explain how the Chinese used comics as propaganda. His first tract was published in 1960.

Jack Chick



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