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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: David Nelson, “Ozzie and Harriet” star dies at 74


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David Nelson, who co-starred with his parents and younger brother, Rick on the popular TV show “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet,” which ran for 14 seasons from 1952-1966, totaling 435 episodes, has died at age 74 after battling complications of colon cancer.

Nelson died at his home in the Century City section of Los Angeles, a family spokesman said.

Nelson was born in New York City and moved to Los Angeles with his parents and attended Hollywood High School and USC.

In the beginning, “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet” was on radio and when it moved to television, David and Rick convinced their parents to be on the show.

Many of the 435 episodes on ABC-TV were directed by David, who was the last surviving member of the TV family.

Nelson was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1996.

He is survived by his wife, Yvonne, four sons and a daughter and seven grandchildren.

compiled from Entertainment News

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Texas DE Sam Acho earns 2010 William V. Campbell Trophy

Sam Acho Texas DE (courtesy of National Football Foundation)

University of Texas defensive end Sam Acho has been named the 21st recipient of the William V. Campbell Trophy, endowed by HealthSouth, at The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame’s Annual Awards Dinner in New York City.

The award is known as the academic Heisman, is given for combined academic success, football performance and community leadership.

The award comes with a 24-inch, 25-pound bronze trophy and a$25,000 postgraduate scholarship. A total of $300,000 was awarded to Acho and the other 15 Campbell Trophy finalists, who claimed $18,000 scholarships for their post-graduate educations.

Acho, a community health major with a 3.55 grade-point average, is a three-time Academic all-Big 12 performer.

The Dallas native was recently named a finalist for the Lott IMPACT Trophy, leading the Longhorns in sacks (9), tackles for loss (17), quarterback pressures (17), forced fumbles (5) and fumble recoveries (5). He ranks among the 10 active players in career sacks. His five fumble recoveries leads the nation.

Acho has made numerous medical trips to Nigeria.

Info courtesy of The National Football Foundation

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 2010: Almanacs, News & Celebrity Birthdays


Today is Wednesday, September 15, the 258th day of 2010. That means there are 107 days left in the year.


* On September 15, 1940, during the World War II Battle of Britain, the momentum turned as the Royal Air Force inflicted heavy losses against the Luftwaffe, forcing Adolph Hitler to indefinitely postpone his plans to invade Britain.

* In 1776, British forces occupied New York City during the American Revolution.

* In 1789, the U.S. Department of Foreign affairs was renamed the Department of State.

* In 1857, William Howard Taft, who served as president of the United States and as U.S. Chief Justice, was born in Cincinnati.

* In 1959, Nikita Krushchev became the first Soviet head of state to visit the United States as he arrived at Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington, where he was greeted by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

* In 2000, the Summer Olympics opened in Sydney, Australia.


Harold Gould (wfe cc photo)

Veteran character actor Harold Gould, born Harold V. Goldstein ,who played the father of the Valerie Harper character on Rhoda and the con man Kid Twist in the 1973 movie The Sting, has died at age 86.

He died of prostate cancer at the Motion Picture & Television Fund retirement community in Woodland Hills.

President Barack Obama has written a children's book (file photo)

Our 44th president, Barack Obama has written a children’s book, Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters, to be published November 16.

The book pays tribute to 13 Americans, including George Washington, artist Georgia O’Keeffe and baseball great Jackie Robinson. It is illustrated by Cincinnati artist Loren Long.

Of Thee I Sing is intended for children 3 years of age and older.

The publisher, Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young readers, an imprint of Random House, says the book is priced at $17.99 with proceeds going to charity.


88 Jackie Cooper, actor. The youngest actor to gain a best-actor nomination, at age 9 for Skippy.

65 Jessye Norman, opera singer.

64 Tommy Lee Jones, actor.

49 Dan Marino, Football Hall of Fame QB.

26 Prince Henry, “Harry” of Wales.

24 Heidi Montag, actress from the reality-TV show, The Hills.

compiled from staff, wire & entertainment news

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR SATURDAY JULY 17, 2010: Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

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Today is Saturday, July 17, the 198th day of 2010. There are 167 days left in the year.


* In 1821, Spain ceded Florida to the United States.

* In 1918, Russia’s Czar Nicholas II and his family were executed by the Bolsheviks.

* In 1955, Disneyland had its opening day in Anaheim, California.

* In 1959, Jazz vocalist Billie Holiday died in a New York City hospital at age 44.

* In 2009, Former CBS news anchorman Walter Cronkite died in New York at age 92.


* Gerry Elbridge in 1744. He was an American statesman, Vice President of the United States, born in Marblehead, Massachusetts.

* John Jacob Astor in 1763, a merchant.

* Erle Stanley Gardner in 1889, a detective-story writer.

* Berenice Abbott in 1898, a photographer.

* Donald Sutherland, actor born in 1934 and the father of fan-favorite actor, Kiefer Sutherland. Donald is 76.

“Lightning quick” Dayton Flyers upset Illinois to head to NIT Final Four in New York

Courtesy of Dayton Athletic Communications

Coach Brian Gregory leads Dayton to NIT Final Four (UD)

For the second straight game, The Dayton Flyers donned their black uniforms and it unveiled more Black Magic, this time on the Illinois Fighting Illini.

The Flyers put together a gritty and gutsy performance while dominating the Orange and White on their home court in Champaign, Illinois, 77-71. The win advanced Dayton to the NIT Semifinals for the first time since 1968. The Flyers have always done well historically in this tournament.

Columbus, Ohio native, Chris Johnson led the Flyers attack with 18 points and six rebounds while Marcus Johnson added 11 points and eight rebounds while Chris Wright contributed 10 points and 7 rebounds as UD won its third straight game and fourth in the last five.

Dayton will head to New York City to play the Ole Miss Rebels on Tuesday, March 30 at 7 p.m. Eastern Time in Madison Square Garden.

The Flyers not only defeated a Big Ten team for the first time since 2001-02 season, but also improved to 9-4 against Bowl Championship Series (BCS) schools in the previous four seasons.

Marcus Johnson dunks over Illinois (UD)

Dayton came out with another efficient effort on the offensive end and a smothering defense throughout the game. The Flyers shot 48 percent from the floor for the the second consecutive game and went 8-of-18 from 3-point range.

Although the athletic Flyers were outrebounded by Illinois, they limited the Illini to 6-of-23 shooting from three-point land and 37 percent from the field.

Midway through the first half, Dayton started to separate themselves with an early run. UD led 29-11 after two 3-point goals from Luke Fabrizius. During the game’s opening 12 minutes, Dayton shot 71 percent from beyond the arc.

The Flyers led 38-25 at the half after dominating on the glass and shooting well from the outside. The Flyers shot 50 percent from the field and three-point range in the first half and held a 23-13 advantage on the glass. It marked the 10th time this season the Flyers held an opposing team to 25 points or less in the first half.

After controlling the tempo for a majority of the game, the Flyers let Illinois cut into the lead. It was 72-66 with 41 seconds left. However, the Flyers’ Marcus Johnson, Chris Johnson and Paul Williams sank 5-of-6 free throws down the stretch to secure the win and move their record to 23-12.

Says Dayton Head coach Brian Gregory, “Our seniors did a good job of sticking with it and hanging tough and we needed that. We played with great energy and intensity today and I thought that was the difference in the game.  I’m really pleased with the opportunity to go to New York. The University of Dayton has had tremendous success playing in the NIT and I know our guys set the goal two weeks ago to get back to New York.”

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