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Patricia Sullivan

Good morning.

Some called Charlie Barber "Mayor of the Falls Road Corridor." Others called him the luckiest man in the world. He fell asleep on a park bench and wound up in a family's home, where he had a roof and dinner while living the life of the homeless.

Here's a tough obit of a tough man, Lawrence Hanigan who, as the chairman of Via Rail, helped put an end to Canada's century-old romance with the rails.

Actor Dennis Cole who appeared in dozens of TV shows throughout the '60s and '70s, including "The Young and the Restless," "Bracken's World," "Bearcats!," "Medical Center," "Police Story," "Fantasy Island," "Trapper John, M.D.," "Murder, She Wrote" and "Charlie's Angels," died Sunday in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. He was 69.

Chicago School Board president Michael Scott was found along the Chicago River, dead of a gunshot wound to his head. The medical examiner rules suicide, but his family and friends aren't buying it.

Finally, the deaths of two ex-military men: W. Franklin Boggs, an Army artist, saw a lot of war in the South Pacific during World War II. But little enraged him as much as the military censor who insisted he put a pair of shorts on a painting of a naked corpsman washing a bloody stretcher. And, Medal of Honor winner Lewis Millett has died. Recipients of this award are the truly few and courageous.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  November 17, 2009; 8:06 AM ET
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Ken Ober....the MTV Generation is shedding a tear.

Posted by: jljardon2 | November 17, 2009 10:14 AM | Report abuse

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