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Notable Deaths | February 27, 2015

Leonard Nimoy (1931 - 2015)

Leonard Nimoy was Mr. Spock, one of the great icons of “Star Trek.” He played the half-human, half-Vulcan in the original series and the first six movies, with cameos in “The Next Generation” and the 21st-century reboot movies. His legendary catchphrase was “Live long and prosper.”

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Notable Stories | February 27, 2015

The Meaning of Life Project

What I learned asking one person each day about the meaning of life.

The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - The Rev. Theodore...
Earl Lloyd
Earl Lloyd was a player and coach, an NBA...
Philip Levine
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Philip Levine, a Pulitzer...
Anne Moody
JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Anne Moody, whose...
Reies Lopez Tijerina
Reies Lopez Tijerina, the controversial...
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You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.
-Robin Williams (1951-2014)
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Grief Support | February 27, 2015

Funeral & Memorial Etiquette

Advice from experts on funeral and mourning etiquette.

This Week in History | February 27, 2015

February 22 - March 1, 2015

We took a look in the history books to learn who made news this week in history. View today’s notables or browse through other dates.

Did You Know? A traditional New Orleans jazz funeral starts with somber music. It's only after the burial that the band cuts loose with raucous, celebratory tunes.
Funny Obituaries Obituaries usually inspire tears, but a few unique souls would rather make us laugh.
Inspirational Lives
Ernest Sternglass
After fleeing Nazi Germany, he developed technology that captured the first moon walk.
Ronald Read
He secretly amassed a fortune during his life and surprised everyone with his generosity.
Anne Moody
She stood up to violence and hatred in the name of civil rights.
George Attla Jr.
One of the greatest dog sled racers ever, he won the Anchorage Fur Rendezvous 10 times.
Christa McAuliffe
McAuliffe was the first participant in the NASA Teacher in Space Project.
Dr. Michael Davidson
A Boston surgeon described by patients as brilliant and caring.
Each person must live their life as a model for others.
-Rosa Parks (1913-2005)
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