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Archive for December, 2011

Pearl Harbor survivors group: We will disband

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

By AUDREY McAVOY
Associated Press

PEARL HARBOR, HI (AP) — An association of Pearl Harbor survivors founded in 1958 has announced they will be disbanding at the end of the month.

Pearl Harbor Survivors Association President William Muehleib made the announcement during a speech Wednesday commemorating the 70th anniversary of the bombing. He cited the age and poor health of remaining members. He thanked the executive board for its courage in reaching the decision.

The announcement comes as about 120 survivors of the bombing of Pearl Harbor observed a moment of silence to commemorate the Japanese attack and the thousands who lost their lives on Dec. 7, 1941.

The moment of silence came just before 8 a.m., when the first Japanese planes launched their attack.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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‘M-A-S-H’ star Harry Morgan dies at age 96

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Emmy-winning character actor Harry Morgan, whose portrayal Col. Potter on television’s “M-A-S-H” highlighted a long show-business career, has died. He was 96.

His daughter-in-law, Beth Morgan, says the actor died at his home in Brentwood after suffering from pneumonia.

Morgan appeared in mostly supporting roles on the big screen, playing opposite such stars as Henry Fonda, John Wayne, James Garner, Elvis Presley and Dan Aykroyd.

On television, he was more the comedic co-star, including roles on “December Bride,” its spin-off “Pete and Gladys,” as Sgt. Joe Friday’s loyal partner in later “Dragnet” episodes.

But it was his role as Col. Sherman Potter on “M-A-S-H” for which Morgan became best known. He earned an Emmy for his portrayal of the fatherly Col. Potter on CBS-TV’s long-running series.

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Whale captured on video outside Masonboro Inlet

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Two local fishermen captured a whale on video just outside Masonboro Inlet.

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Absent drivers burden Brunswick schools

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

An incentive looks to improve bus driver attendance in Brunswick County Schools.

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‘M*A*S*H’ star Harry Morgan dies at age 96

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Emmy-winning character actor Harry Morgan, whose portrayal Col. Potter on television’s “M*A*S*H” highlighted a long show-business career, has died. He was 96.

His daughter-in-law, Beth Morgan, says the actor died at his home in Brentwood after suffering from pneumonia.

Morgan appeared in mostly supporting roles on the big screen, playing opposite such stars as Henry Fonda, John Wayne, James Garner, Elvis Presley and Dan Aykroyd.

On television, he was more the comedic co-star, including roles on “December Bride,” its spin-off “Pete and Gladys,” as Sgt. Joe Friday’s loyal partner in later “Dragnet” episodes.

But it was his role as Col. Sherman Potter on “M*A*S*H” for which Morgan became best known. He earned an Emmy for his portrayal of the fatherly Col. Potter on CBS-TV’s long-running series.

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