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Rivers’ daughter ‘outraged’ over findings on clinic errors

| November 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) – Attorneys say Joan Rivers’ daughter is “outraged” by findings that errors were made at a Manhattan clinic where the comedian suffered a fatal complication during a medical procedure. A statement on behalf of Melissa Rivers says she’ll work to ensure the safety of future patients. The federal Department of Health and […]

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Wausau-native John McCutcheon to perform at the Pump House – One Night Only!

| November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

La Crosse, WI -Pump House Regional Arts Center presents folk singer, John McCutcheon, November 22, 7:30 pm. This soul-moving performer is known to be a master of the hammered dulcimer, and is as much a heartwarming storyteller and comedian as he is an instrumentalist. John is a socially and politically conscious performer whose stories move […]

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Cancer patient garners strength from Garth Brooks

Cancer patient garners strength from Garth Brooks

| November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A woman battling breast cancer has been given a gift she won’t soon forget while attending a Garth Brooks’ concert in the Twin Cities over the weekend. Teresa Shaw and her daughter traveled from Iowa to see Brooks’ show in Minneapolis last Friday. Shaw brought a sign that read “Chemo this morning. […]

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Documentary film about Driftless region wins Emmy

Documentary film about Driftless region wins Emmy

| November 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here is a trailer for the film “Mysteries of the Driftless” – or you can watch the full version below CHICAGO, IL. – Rob Nelson and Dan Bertalan, producers, and Tim Jacobson and George Howe, executive producers, of the documentary film Mysteries of the Driftless, each earned Emmy® Awards on Saturday night in the category […]

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‘Welcome Back, Kotter’ star Marcia Strassman dies

‘Welcome Back, Kotter’ star Marcia Strassman dies

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The actress who played Mr. Kotter’s wife on the 1970s sitcom “Welcome Back, Kotter,” has died at age 66. Her sister says Marcia Strassman died at her home in Sherman Oaks, California, Friday, after fighting breast cancer. Strassman’s biggest film success was in the Disney hit “Honey I Shrunk The Kids” […]

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Medical examiner: Rivers died of low blood oxygen

Medical examiner: Rivers died of low blood oxygen

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) – The New York City medical examiner says Joan Rivers died from low blood oxygen during a medical procedure. The comedian, who was 81, died Sept. 4. She had been hospitalized since Aug. 28 when she went into cardiac arrest during a routine medical procedure at a doctor’s office to check out […]

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Former ‘SNL’ cast member Jan Hooks dies

Former ‘SNL’ cast member Jan Hooks dies

| October 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) – Former “Saturday Night Live” cast member Jan Hooks has died. The 57-year-old Hooks died Thursday in New York, according to The New York Times. The newspaper confirmed the death through Hooks’ agent, Lisa Lieberman. The comic actress was a versatile performer whose “SNL” impressions ranged from Nancy Reagan to Sinead O’Connor. […]

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Green Day, Sting, Withers among rock hall nominees

| October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) – The punk trio Green Day, “Lean on Me” singer Bill Withers and Sting are among the first-time nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Six of the 15 nominees for the hall’s Class of 2015 are on the ballot for the first time. Other new nominees announced today are […]

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Blindfold for part of Wallenda’s Chicago walk

Blindfold for part of Wallenda’s Chicago walk

| October 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

CHICAGO (AP) – Tightrope walker Nik Wallenda says he’ll wear a blindfold next month when he crosses from one Chicago high-rise building to another. The 35-year-old daredevil plans two Chicago tightrope walks to be broadcast live on the Discovery Channel on Nov. 2. The first walk will stretch more than two city blocks on an […]

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Taylor Swift to coach on ‘The Voice’

Taylor Swift to coach on ‘The Voice’

| October 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) – Taylor Swift has plenty of her own hits, and now she’ll be advising young singers on “The Voice” how to do it themselves. The NBC competition show said Friday that the “Shake It Off” singer is serving as a mentor to competitors later this month. She’ll make her first appearance on […]

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