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by Jochs
Wed Jan 25, 2023 4:55 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: January 2023 Obituaries
Replies: 23
Views: 1993

Re: January 2023 Obituaries

Lloyd Morrisett, co-creator of "Sesame Street" has died at the age of 93.
https://www.npr.org/2023/01/25/11513116 ... vil-rights
by Jochs
Thu Jan 19, 2023 10:27 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: January 2023 Obituaries
Replies: 23
Views: 1993

Re: January 2023 Obituaries

GTW6401 wrote:
Thu Jan 19, 2023 6:01 pm
David Crosby of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash/Young is dead at 81.
https://variety.com/2023/music/news/dav ... 235495467/
by Jochs
Mon Jan 16, 2023 7:01 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: January 2023 Obituaries
Replies: 23
Views: 1993

Re: January 2023 Obituaries

Another famous person I never heard of Gina Lollobrigida, Italian actress, dead at 95 Lollobrigida's industry rival was another Italian actress, Sophia Loren https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/gina-lollobrigida-italian-actress-dead-95 I just remember Lola Brickada from The Flintstones. https://w...
by Jochs
Thu Jan 12, 2023 9:50 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: January 2023 Obituaries
Replies: 23
Views: 1993

Re: January 2023 Obituaries

R.I.P. Lisa Marie Presley, who died today after suffering cardiac arrest. She was 54. https://www.tmz.com/2023/01/12/lisa-marie-presley-dead-dies-cardiac-arrest/ You were all over that one! I saw it on Facebook from a WNDU facebook page. WNDU is reporting it first. Tomorrow, "First, Fast, and Accur...
by Jochs
Thu Jan 12, 2023 9:00 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: January 2023 Obituaries
Replies: 23
Views: 1993

Re: January 2023 Obituaries

R.I.P. Lisa Marie Presley, who died today after suffering cardiac arrest. She was 54.
https://www.tmz.com/2023/01/12/lisa-mar ... ac-arrest/
by Jochs
Wed Jan 11, 2023 11:05 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: January 2023 Obituaries
Replies: 23
Views: 1993

Re: January 2023 Obituaries

Not a person, but "Dirt," Nevada Northern's shop cat died at the age of 15.
https://railfan.com/dirt-nevada-norther ... ies-at-15/
by Jochs
Mon Jan 09, 2023 9:01 pm
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: 4 Injured in Car vs. Metra Train, Morgan Park.
Replies: 1
Views: 379

4 Injured in Car vs. Metra Train, Morgan Park.

4 people were taken to the hospital, one with critical injuries, according to WLS, when a car disregarded crossing gates in Morgan Park and was hit by Metra train #302. https://abc7chicago.com/metra-train-crash-115th-street-marshfield-avenue-morgan-park/12680351/?fbclid=IwAR0S0ppcjoQQoymMcWFG-Mue6E5...
by Jochs
Sun Jan 08, 2023 10:48 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: January 2023 Obituaries
Replies: 23
Views: 1993

Re: January 2023 Obituaries

R.I.P. former foreign affairs newsman, Bernard Kalb. He died today at the age of 100.
https://www.wxxinews.org/2023-01-08/ber ... ied-at-100
by Jochs
Mon Jan 02, 2023 6:02 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: January 2023 Obituaries
Replies: 23
Views: 1993

Re: January 2023 Obituaries

The threads should be kept open for a few days after the new month.

R.I.P. to Anita Pointer of "The Pointer Sisters", who died on 12/31/22 after a battle with cancer at the age of 74.
https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/01/obit ... -dead.html
by Jochs
Fri Dec 30, 2022 11:04 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: December, 2022 Obituaries.
Replies: 8
Views: 4090

Re: December, 2022 Obituaries.

R.I.P. television icon, Barbara Walters, who died today at the age of 93.
https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Culture/barb ... d=41435083
by Jochs
Tue Dec 20, 2022 10:47 am
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: December, 2022 Obituaries.
Replies: 8
Views: 4090

Re: December, 2022 Obituaries.

R.I.P. CNN journalist Drew Griffin, who lost his battle with cancer. He was 60.
https://www.wfla.com/news/national/cnn- ... hPsnoe9EgI
by Jochs
Thu Dec 15, 2022 8:38 am
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: December, 2022 Obituaries.
Replies: 8
Views: 4090

Re: December, 2022 Obituaries.

R.I.P. to dancer and DJ for Ellen Degenneres Stephen 'tWITCH' Boss, who took his own life yesterday at the age of 40.
https://www.tmz.com/2022/12/14/ellen-dj ... dead-dies/
by Jochs
Mon Dec 12, 2022 11:26 pm
Forum: Super Long Threads
Topic: Railroad Version Of Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader
Replies: 129
Views: 167214

Re: Railroad Version Of Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader

~Z~ wrote:
Fri Dec 09, 2022 6:27 am
Was thinking x at first, but that's in texas. I think at least the letter Q.
The letter Q is correct. X appears in Texas and New Mexico. Z only appears in Arizona, J in New Jersey, and P in Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, and Mississippi.
by Jochs
Thu Dec 08, 2022 11:57 pm
Forum: Super Long Threads
Topic: Railroad Version Of Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader
Replies: 129
Views: 167214

Re: Railroad Version Of Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader

Here's a geography question.
In all of the 50 states in the USA, what letter of the alphabet does not appear in any of them?
by Jochs
Mon Dec 05, 2022 8:53 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: December, 2022 Obituaries.
Replies: 8
Views: 4090

Re: December, 2022 Obituaries.

R.I.P. actress Kirstie Alley, who lost her battle with cancer today at the age of 71.
https://people.com/tv/kirstie-alley-dead/
by Jochs
Sun Dec 04, 2022 10:50 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: December, 2022 Obituaries.
Replies: 8
Views: 4090

December, 2022 Obituaries.

R.I.P. to Sesame Street's Bob McGrath, who died today at his home, surrounded by his family. He was 90.
https://www.wfla.com/entertainment-news ... mYZB6Pr8Bw
by Jochs
Sun Dec 04, 2022 8:46 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Holland MI Station CSX Switch on fire
Replies: 14
Views: 4509

Re: Holland MI Station CSX Switch on fire

I just read on facebook that it only takes one spark to start a creosote fire. I've known that it only takes a spark to get a fire going since I was a child. I also learned (from another source) that "only you" can prevent forest fires. That is a lot of responsibility for a kid. The number of fores...
by Jochs
Sat Dec 03, 2022 11:20 am
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: CSX Pullman, MI Derailment, March 16, 1998.
Replies: 15
Views: 7439

Re: CSX Pullman, MI Derailment, March 16, 1998.

I can't believe the code line was not hit despite the log-jam of freight cars. If the cars were more double stacked, it probably would have taken it down. But most of the containers were single layers out of Chicago. I'm pretty sure it was before the tunnel clearances in Detroit that made double st...
by Jochs
Sat Dec 03, 2022 11:12 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Fire Destroys Newberry Rd. Bridge Near Durand.
Replies: 1
Views: 2381

Fire Destroys Newberry Rd. Bridge Near Durand.

The old, historic Newberry Rd. Bridge, a combination metal and wooden trestle bridge, which spanned the CN Flint Sub west of Durand in Shiawassee County this morning caught fire and collapsed down onto the tracks this morning. This bridge was a popular spot for railfans to photograph overhead shots ...
by Jochs
Sat Nov 26, 2022 12:41 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: November, 2022 Obituaries.
Replies: 13
Views: 4713

Re: November, 2022 Obituaries.

R.I.P. to "Fame" and "Flashdance" singer, Irene Cara, who died yesterday at the age of 63.
https://people.com/music/irene-cara-dead-at-63/