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The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark - Off-Ramp for September 14, 2013

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Please help identify Karen's 'typewriter bird'

The first time we heard the typewriter bird we thought it was our whacky neighbor, a restaurateur, working on his own Kitchen Confidential. But it was a bird that worked diligently right outside our window.

Congressman Dana Rohrabacher: I arm-wrestled Vladimir Putin ... and lost!

Just after the fall of Communism, US and Russian lawmakers met on two fields of battle: the football field, and a pub.
Jury selection begins Tuesday in a trial involving a reclusive copper heiress, an empty mansion in Santa Barbara, Pershing Square's Beethoven statue, and a $300m fortune.
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Off-Ramp is looking at life five years after the recession started, following up with Kai Schmoll and Monty Phillips, who were fighting foreclosure two years ago.
Obit-Cal Worthington
Cal Worthington originally wanted to fly planes, just as he had in World War II. Instead, he had to settle for becoming the best-known car salesman in the West.

Sound Pioneer Ray Dolby Dies

Ray Dolby died Thursday at the age of 80 after suffering from the Alzheimer Disease and leukemia. Dolby was a sound pioneer, and took out the hiss in sound recordings. He founded Dolby Laboratories in 1965, and he revolutionized the movie theater sound with films like Stars Wars and A Clockwork Orange.

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