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RIP Sally Ride
Monday, July 23, 2012 12:58 PM
Quote:Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space, died on Monday at her home in San Diego. She was 61.
The cause was pancreatic cancer, her company, Sally Ride Science, announced on its Web site.
Monday, July 23, 2012 3:00 PM
Beir bua agus beannacht
Monday, July 23, 2012 3:21 PM
"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)
Monday, July 23, 2012 4:21 PM
Monday, July 23, 2012 7:37 PM
I believe in solving problems, not sharing them.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 12:16 AM
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 1:19 AM
America loves a winner!
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 7:50 AM
Quote:Originally posted by 1kiki:
Has anyone noticed how many youngish famous people are dying of pancreatic cancer? Supposedly it's pretty rare. It makes me wonder if the overall incidence has gone up recently, or of this is just a statistical fluke.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 5:50 AM
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 6:06 AM
Thursday, July 26, 2012 3:15 AM
Quote:Originally posted by NewOldBrownCoat:
Slate.com has 3 stories about her on their Double X page ( Women's issues), about the fact that she was a lesbian, and left behind a female life partner of 29 years. I hadn't heard any mention of that anywhere else, and it is, of course, of no relevance to her work or achievements, as unimportant as the prejudice against gay and lesbian marriage or lifestyle. Her business, her private life, of no concern to any outsider. I mourn for her loss, and for the sorrow of her partner.
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