June 30, 2013 |
Matt Osborne -- who as the original Doink the Clown brought delight and probably more than a little terror to professional wrestling fans everywhere -- has died at age 55. NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth is reporting that Osborne died in a local hospital after his girlfriend found him unresponsive inside their Plano, Texas, apartment. There was no word on the cause of death, although investigators are saying it appears to be accidental. On its website, the WWE called Osborne's character "one of the most enduring personas of the early '90s.
March 13, 2013 |
FT. HOOD, Texas - Capital murder trials are rare in the military's criminal justice system, but they are familiar territory for the judge who will handle the trial of Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the former Army psychiatrist charged with killing 13 people and wounding 32 in a shooting rampage at this base in central Texas. The judge is Col. Tara Abbey Osborn, and she once served at Ft. Hood, the sprawling facility known as "the Great Place. " Osborn has presided over "numerous serious felony trials, one capital trial and other non-capital homicide trials," a base spokesman said.
March 1, 2013 |
The lineup for the 35th annual Playboy Jazz Festival has been announced, and in addition to the weekend-long concert's signature mix of jazz, funk and R&B, the festival also revealed that comic and former late-night host George Lopez will take over for longtime host Bill Cosby this year. Cosby had served as master of ceremonies at the festival since 1979, and last year the comedy legend stepped down after becoming as much a part of the show's fabric as the Hollywood Bowl, parasols and picnic baskets.
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October 30, 2012 |
Tennis champion Margaret Osborne duPont, the winner of 37 Grand Slam singles and doubles titles from the 1940s into the 1960s, has died in Texas. She was 94. DuPont died Wednesday in El Paso while in hospice care, Mary Skinner of VNA Hospice said. The cause was not given. An Oregon native who grew up in San Francisco learning to play tennis on the public courts of Golden Gate Park, duPont won 31 doubles and mixed doubles titles at Grand Slam tournaments from 1941 to 1962. She also won the singles title at Wimbledon in 1947, the U.S. National Championship (now the U.S. Open)
September 26, 2012 |
I am too young to have ever hit the campaign trial with Abraham Lincoln, but I was lucky enough in the summer of 2000 to spend a stump-speech day with Tom Osborne. It could have not been that much different. OK, Lincoln traveled by horse and Osborne by SUV, but both were tall, laconic, larger-than-life types. Lincoln was from Illinois, while Osborne was from Nebraska, with its capital of Lincoln. Osborne announced Wednesday he was retiring, at age 75, as Nebraska's athletic director.
September 26, 2012 |
Legendary former Nebraska football coach Tom Osborne, who has served as the school's athletic director for the last five years, announced Wednesday that he would step down Jan. 1. "At some point, whether you're able to function or not, just the perception that you're getting old can get in the way," Osborne, 75, said. "I don't want to be one of those guys everybody is walking around wringing their hands trying to figure out what are we going to do with him? That happens sometimes.