Jim Bunning: Truly Unique

Posted on May 29th, 2017
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The only man to have ever been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame and also win a seat in Congress (both in the House and the Senate) has passed away at the age of 85 – Jim Bunning’s career can only be described as truly unique. From 1955 until 1971, he played for four […]

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Heroic Umpire Passes at 67

Posted on May 18th, 2017
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Attention must be paid: a modern day hero passed away on May 14, 2017 in Kansas City due to complications from lung cancer. Steve Palermo not only was an excellent major league umpire, he was a true life hero.

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The Man to See in Texas is Dead at 90

Posted on May 1st, 2017
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Richard “Racehorse” Haynes, perhaps the most famous criminal defense lawyer in the history of the state of Texas, passed away on Friday April 28, 2017 in a Livingston, Texas hospice. It would be impossible to exaggerate his fame as the “go to” lawyer for celebrity clients. My first exposure to Haynes was through the 1976 […]

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Bittersweet Memories at The Masters

Posted on April 14th, 2017
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Funeral directors who work with us here at Martin Oaks have all had experiences with suicides. Most say that they see several a year – all of them involve not only the tragic passing, but the ongoing pain with which families have to deal. Suicide is a national epidemic that continues to surge. More than […]

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Chaos of the Oscars

Posted on March 1st, 2017
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In a world riven by tragedy – war, death, natural disasters – a snafu during the Oscar telecast this week amounts to small peanuts. But, nonetheless, they are peanuts. The broadcast is typically viewed by a billion people worldwide and Oscar recipients can always be guaranteed that the lead sentence in their obituary will mention […]

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