Updated 10:27 pm CST, Saturday, January 12, 2019 FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2014 file photo, Pat Boone, right, and wife Shirley Boone arrive at Lipscomb University for the Dove Award, in Nashville, Tenn. Shirley Boone, the longtime wife of singer Pat Boone as well as a philanthropist, has died at age 84. Milt Suchin, Pat Boone's manager, says in a statement that Shirley Boone passed away on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, surrounded by her four daughters, who sang to her. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP, File) less FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2014 file photo, Pat Boone, right, and wife Shirley Boone arrive at Lipscomb University for the Dove Award, in Nashville, Tenn. Shirley Boone, the longtime wife of singer Pat Boone as ... more Photo: Wade Payne, Wade Payne/Invision/AP Photo: Wade Payne, Wade Payne/Invision/AP … [Read more...] about Shirley Boone, wife of Pat Boone and philanthropist, dies
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A singing nurse at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan, helped light up a man's life in a remarkable way. When nurse Brenda Buurstra learned one of her patients liked the song "You Light Up My Life" by Debby Boone, she started to sing it to him. One week later, he was discharged from hospice care. Buurstra has been lighting up the lives of patients for more than a decade. "I have sung to patients for 14 years, and this is just the first time I got caught," Buurstra told CBS affiliate WWMT. She was "caught" by Roberta Lytle, whose dad was admitted to the hospital last month. Lytle's dad Robert Olson was having trouble breathing. She said her dad has always been strong -- he didn't retire until he was 85 years old. But this time, the family knew it was different, and he was put in hospice care. "He has heart problems but because of his age, they can't put a pacemaker in," Lytle told WMMT. "He had an episode at the house, and he couldn't breathe. So they took him to Bronson … [Read more...] about Singing nurse lights up patients’ lives, helps one man go home from hospice care
A research arm of the U.S. military is exploring the possibility of deploying insects to make plants more resilient by altering their genes. Some experts say the work may be seen as a potential biological weapon. In an opinion paper published Thursday in the journal Science, the authors say the U.S. needs to provide greater justification for the peace-time purpose of its Insect Allies project to avoid being perceived as hostile to other countries. Other experts expressed ethical and security concerns with the research, which seeks to transmit protective traits to crops already growing in the field. That would mark a departure from the current widely used procedure of genetically modifying seeds for crops such as corn and soy, before they grow into plants. The military research agency behind the project says its goal is to protect the nation's food supply from threats like drought, crop disease and bioterrorism by using insects to infect plants with viruses that protect against such … [Read more...] about US Military’s Bug Gene-Altering Program: Boon or Bioweapon?
Pat BowlenPosition: Owner (1984)Birthdate: February 18, 1944Birthplace: Prairie du Chien, WisconsinSpouse: Annabel BowlenChildren: Patrick, John, Brittany, Annabel, Beth, Amie, ChristianaCollege: OklahomaPurchased team for: $78 million (Team is valued at $2.6 billion in 2018) Team statistics since owning the Broncos (as of August 2018): 13 division titles, 28 seasons with a .500 or better record, nine conference championship appearances, seven Super Bowl appearances, three Super Bowl championships, .603 team winning percentage (327-215-1), best home record in the NFL (72.3%, 211-81)League influence: Served on 15 NFL committees, including being the chairman of the TV Committee and the Labor Committee. Bowlen was the driving force to bring in Fox as a league partner and is considered the father of “Sunday Night Football.” He also helped expand the league’s brand internationally, having the Broncos play in seven American Bowl games. Sources: … [Read more...] about Pat Bowlen Bio
DALLAS — Before December 2016, when he was staggered by the first of what would be multiple strokes, T. Boone Pickens was among the busier and more vibrant 88-year-olds on the planet.Five days a week, there were 6:30 a.m. treadmill-and-weights workouts. During a typical Friday, he might have breakfast in Dallas, lunch in New York and dinner at his 68,000-acre Mesa Vista ranch in the Texas Panhandle.Now, his routine includes frequent sessions of speech and physical therapy.A Holdenville native, Pickens turns 90 on Tuesday.Any profile of Pickens includes references to him as a well-known takeover operator and corporate raider during the 1980s and to his five divorces.“He’s a complicated guy, in a way,” said Robert Stillwell, Pickens’ corporate attorney since 1963. “His family relationships are extremely complicated. He just plows ahead.”Just as important a part of Pickens’ bio are references to his philanthropy.“I was put on this … [Read more...] about At 90 and with health issues, T. Boone Pickens says there is ‘frustration’ but also ‘acceptance’