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[url=http://www.nostalgie.fr/legende/legende_generation.php?id=17186]Dйcиs de Soeur Emmanuelle[/url]

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For a country that views the nun as a national treasure, this self-criticism will be hard to swallow. Soeur Emmanuelle, born Madeleine Cinquin in 1908, has been dubbed the French Mother Theresa for her work among the poor of the third world. Her popularity has not waned with age: this month she was voted France's sixth most popular personality in a newspaper poll, ahead of Carla Bruni, Gйrard Depardieu and Thierry Henry.

[url=http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/aug/16/soeur.emmanuelle]Soeur Emmanuelle: France's naughty nun recalls her flapper past[/url]

al-Qa'bong

[url=http://www.nostalgie.fr/legende/legende_generation.php?id=17186]Dйcиs de Soeur Emmanuelle[/url]

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For a country that views the nun as a national treasure, this self-criticism will be hard to swallow. Soeur Emmanuelle, born Madeleine Cinquin in 1908, has been dubbed the French Mother Theresa for her work among the poor of the third world. Her popularity has not waned with age: this month she was voted France's sixth most popular personality in a newspaper poll, ahead of Carla Bruni, Gйrard Depardieu and Thierry Henry.

[url=http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/aug/16/soeur.emmanuelle]Soeur Emmanuelle: France's naughty nun recalls her flapper past[/url]

al-Qa'bong

[url=http://www.nostalgie.fr/legende/legende_generation.php?id=17186]Dйcиs de Soeur Emmanuelle[/url]

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For a country that views the nun as a national treasure, this self-criticism will be hard to swallow. Soeur Emmanuelle, born Madeleine Cinquin in 1908, has been dubbed the French Mother Theresa for her work among the poor of the third world. Her popularity has not waned with age: this month she was voted France's sixth most popular personality in a newspaper poll, ahead of Carla Bruni, Gйrard Depardieu and Thierry Henry.

[url=http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/aug/16/soeur.emmanuelle]Soeur Emmanuelle: France's naughty nun recalls her flapper past[/url]

M. Spector M. Spector's picture

[url=http://www.torontosun.com/entertainment/music/2008/10/15/7099261.html]Fr... Venom[/url]

Never heard of the guy, but I just love the name. He will be sorely missed.

Unionist

[url=http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20081027.wdubin1027/B... Dubin[/url]

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Charles Dubin - a legendary lawyer and one-time Chief Justice of Ontario - died this morning.

The Ontario Court of Appeal announced his death in a brief release that was devoid of detail.

Mr. Dubin, 87, was very well known in the legal world for keen intellect and a brusque, no-nonsense manner. However, he was perhaps best known to the public for a high profile commission he headed in the 1980s. Known as the Dubin Inquiry, the commission was spawned by a celebrated incident in which sprinter Ben Johnson lost his gold medal at the 1988 Olympic Games because a banned drug was detected in his urine samples.

In a groundbreaking report, Mr. Dubin exposed doping secrets that had been unknown outside the secretive world of track and field. He recommended a broad range of anti-doping measures.

In 1981, Mr. Dubin held an inquiry into federal inquiry into aviation safety that strongly recommended a more significant role for enforcement of safety measures.


Unionist

[url=http://www.cbc.ca/arts/media/story/2008/10/28/frank-folds.html?ref=rss]F... magazine[/url]

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Things have changed dramatically since Frank was founded 19 years ago. The paper magazine, which publishes every two weeks, had a tough time breaking a story ahead of internet news sites, [publisher Michael Bate] said.

"There was a time when Frank would break stories and print information you just couldn't find anywhere else," Bate said. "Those off-the-record stories and stories that used to be among the media or a small political elite, now …are on the internet."


G. Muffin

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Originally posted by Catchfire:
[b]I thought it was weird that this wasn't posted yet.

[url=http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2008/sep/15/2]David Foster Wallace[/url], author of [i]Infinite Jest[/i] (1996)

[i]Harper's[/i] has catalogued his many articles for the magazine: [url=http://www.harpers.org/subjects/Commentary]In Memoriam[/url]

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Rolling Stone has a poignant article on Wallace: [url=http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/23638511/the_lost_years__last_day... Stone[/url]

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

Studs Terkel, the great people's writer and broadcaster of Chicago.

[url=http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/books/10/31/studs.terkel.obit/index.html...

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George Victor

Studs Terkel, Age 96.

His epitaph of choice : "Curiosity did not kill this cat."

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Cueball Cueball's picture

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Originally posted by unionist:
[b][url=http://www.cbc.ca/arts/media/story/2008/10/28/frank-folds.html?ref=rss]F... magazine[/url]

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RIP

al-Qa'bong

I'll miss hearing Studs Terkel on "Alternative Radio."

Earlier today I read about the death of [url=http://www.cbc.ca/arts/music/story/2008/10/30/blair-maclean-obit.html]Blair MacLean[/url].

This was a shock. He was fairly young. I had a lot of fun watching MacLean and MacLean one night in the old MUB on the UofS campus in 1980.

N.Beltov N.Beltov's picture

aw, Shit. Couldn't just one of my heroes live forever?

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

Studs made it to 96. That's pretty damn close.

Now, he can HAUNT the rich bastards.

munroe

RIP, Studs - a true hero...

Wilf Day

Vera Duckworth.

I know, she died back on January 18 in the UK. Why is CBC 10 months behind? But there it is.

[url=http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/soaps/a88543/liz-dawn-struggled-with-corrie-... Dawn, 68, was forced to bow out as Street favourite Vera after 34 years, due to her battle with the chronic and incurable lung disease emphysema, which caused breathing difficulties for the actress when she was on set.[/url] She was awarded an MBE in 2000.

al-Qa'bong

How's our Jack taking this?

I haven't watched Coronation Street since just before Alf Roberts died, and some time following the the Rita Fairclough/Alan Bradley silliness. Then Kevin left Sally for that horrible Natalie Horrocks, at which point the Street jumped the Shark for me.

George Victor

Jake Tootoosis, lawyer, executive director for the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nation's treaty governance, 2004-2006, instrumental in publishing "Treaty Inplementation: Fulfilling the Covenant "(2007).

Judge David Arnot, treaty commissioner for the federal government said Mr. Tootoosis "always spoke about the treaties with this question in mind: 'What will this mean for my children? For my grandchildren and great grandchildren?'

"I always thought that was really important and interesting because that's the same question that Mistawasis and Ahtukukoop (Cree chiefs) used when they were negotiating the original treaties."

Jake Tootoosis, died Aug. 9, 2008, age 42, in Saskatoon, Sask., where he had his office.

(from Globe and Mail in-depth obit today, Nov.3, 2008)

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remind remind's picture

George, I looked all over the G&M for that Obit and could not find it, was it in newsprint?

George Victor

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George, I looked all over the G&M for that Obit and could not find it, was it in newsprint?


Yep. End of the sports section, the usual spot for major obits.

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Also in the G & M today: A piece on Muriel Duckworth, Candian pacifist, who was visited by a horde of people at a birthday set up for her 100th birthday in Halifax, including all the major Nova Scotia politicos.

Muriel was quoted from a "four-year-old article posted at rabble.ca."

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Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

Yma Sumac, "The Peruvian Songbird", was probably age 86

[url=http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5iD7DTUzFimRMwuDRS-87eODil4SA]http://...

(No, I hadn't known she was still alive 'til now either. And no, she WASN'T really born in Brooklyn or Canada as "Amy Camus".)

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George Victor

Oscar Lathlin, Manitoba minister of aboriginal affairs and former chief of Opaskwayak Cree Nation, died Nov. 1 in The Pas, which he had represented in the legislature for 18 years.

Hidden by his mother from Indian agents collecting children for residential school, Oscar was to graduate from Frontier Collegiate Institute in Cranberry Portage, a provincial boarding school, in 1969, at the age of 22.

He was a major force in the NDP government's effort to build the University College of the North. UCN now has 12 regional centres from Churchill to Flin Flon and Norway House.

The Globe and Mail's feature obituary today quoted Chief Ovide Mercredi of the Misipawistik Cree Nation: "Oscar always believed in education," said Mr. Mercredi, who is chancellor of UCN. "He realized early that in order for us to advance politically, but also economically, we had to up our capacity in the community. People have to be able to do things for themselves, so he wanted to make sure that people had the opportunity to go beyond a high-school education."

laine lowe laine lowe's picture

Oscar Lathlin's death is on the heels of a number of very tragic deaths in his community. He passed away last Saturday after attending the funeral of another Lathlin family member who I met a few years ago and admired for his dedication to outreach work with AIDS victims.

OCN is also reeling from the death of two children who died in a fire and another youth who died in a hunting accident. It's been a very tough month.

I never met Oscar Lathlin but I know he was well respected within his community and throughout the province.

[url=http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/story/4245685p-4888732c.ht... cuts trade mission short to attend Lathlin funeral on Saturday[/url]

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