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R.I.P. Ollie Fretter [Video]

If you grew up in the '70s and '80s in Michigan, you know who Ollie Fretter was.

If he couldn't beat your best deal, he'd give you five pounds of coffee. Between Highland and Fretter appliances, that was our generation's ABC Warehouse and Art Van.

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Keith Olbermann Remembers Tony Gwynn

My biggest guilty pleasure? Keith Olbermann. I was never a huge Olbermann fan on Sportscenter or MSNBC or even Current back in the day. Pompous, blowhard and long winded. Words to describe politicians, my former boss, and Keith Olbermann.

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It Pays to Follow Celebs On Twitter

I'm usually not so into celebrity stuff, but following them on Twitter can not only prove to be useful to me, but it can be humorous, too.

Take for instance Aziz Ansari.

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Casey Kasem Dies — and Lives at 98.7 WFGR [Video]

Casey Kasem passed away early Sunday morning.

Classic Hits 98.7 WFGR reported it HERE, and many accolades and tributes to the man who invented the Top 40 countdown show started pouring in.

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Alice From ‘The Brady Bunch’ Dies

Say it ain’t so! Ann B. Davis – best known as Alice on “The Brady Bunch” – has died.

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RIP Hal Douglas, Movie Trailers Voice [Video]

Celebrities have to stop dying.

It seems like there's been a lot of them lately.

Some have been more famous (Philip Seymour Hoffman).

And some like Hal Douglas are not. You know who he is, but you just don't know why.

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Modern Technology is Wonderful, But In This Case Sad

It's an amazing time we live in. Instant communication and travel. Disease and medicine allowing humans to live longer than ever. Everyday mundane tasks and complicated endeavors able to be completed in a matter of minutes from remote locations.

If you were stuck in the traffic on the way back from the Red Wings' NHL Winter Classic game on New Year's Day in Ann Arbor, Mich., you could just watch the Spartans' Rose Bowl win on your smart phone. No worries.

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It’s That Time Of The Year … Where We Look Back

As 2013 winds down, we look back at some of the best and worst, the highs and lows, the good and the bad, the cool and the weird.

Oh, I could go on like this forever.

But inevitability this time of of year we reflect on what has happened in the past 12 months.

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Radio Great Larry Lujack Passes Away

Radio legend Larry Lujack passed away Wednesday of esophageal cancer. He was 73.

Lujack is a Radio Hall of Fame member and spent more than three decades on the air in Chicago with a sarcastic and snarky approach

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‘Imagine All The People:’ John Lennon Killed This Day in 1981

It was on this day in 1981 that John Lennon, one of the original Beatles, was gunned down in front of his apartment in New York. He was 51.

Think how much different the music of the 80's and beyond would have been had he, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain and Elvis Presley lived.

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BREAKING: Lou Reed Dead At 71

Rolling Stone is reporting that Lou Reed, leader of the Velvet Underground and solo artist, has died at 71. His cause of death isn't known at this time, but he did undergo a liver transplant in May. No word if that had anything to do with his death.

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Eastown Original Marie Catrib Passes At 65.

Sad day in Eastown today as legendary Chef and grandmother Marie Catrib has passed away at the age of 65. The restaurant that bares her name was business as usual today after the news of her death spread through town.

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