Monday, June 29, 2015

Monday Miscellaneous

The USSC put a temporary halt on Texas abortion law restrictions.

Golfer Phil Mickelson has more reason to feel pain.

Obituary: Musician Chris Squire, 67, died the other day of a rare form of leukemia. He was a co-founder of the band Yes and was a fixture there from 1968 onward.

Squire had been the constant in an ever-changing lineup since 1968, the only member to appear on every single studio album made in 45 years. He was the "linchpin" that held the band together, the statement said, the person responsible for some of the group's greatest hits, including "Owner of a Lonely Heart," "Yours Is No Disgrace" and "I've Seen All Good People."


The Colorado Supreme Court knocked down vouchers as unconstitutional. It is, too.

I expect someone in Nevada will sue there as well.

There is a ton of case law to back up the unconstitutional argument.

Another obituary: Comedian Jack Carter, 93, has died. He made numerous appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show.

He began his professional career appearing on Broadway in “Call Me Mister.” He later appeared on Milton Berle’s “Texaco Star Theatre” shows, and it was during this time that Carter got his first real break.

For two years, he hosted the early television variety program “Cavalcade of Stars” prior to having his own show on NBC, “The Jack Carter Show,” which lasted three years, and was a part of the “Saturday Night Review.” He also co-starred in several of the Colgate Comedy Hours with Ed Wynn, Jimmy Durante, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis and Donald O’Connor.

In addition to “Call Me Mister,” his Broadway credits include “Mr. Wonderful” and “Top Banana.” He hosted the first televised Tony Awards in 1956. Other theater credits include “Guys and Dolls,” “The Last of the Red Hot Lovers,” “Born Yesterday,” “Critics Choice,” “The Odd Couple,” “A Hatful of Rain,” “Little Me,” “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” and as Fagin in “Oliver” and “Sugar” with Robert Morse.

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