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Northern Iowa swimmer, Iowa City West graduate Lily Ernst dies​


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Thu, July 28, 2022 at 1:18 PM


Northern Iowa swimmer Lily Ernst, shown here in 2019 while competing in high school for Iowa City West, died Wednesday.

Northern Iowa swimmer Lily Ernst, shown here in 2019 while competing in high school for Iowa City West, died Wednesday.
Northern Iowa swimmer and Iowa City West graduate Lily Ernst died Wednesday, the university announced in a school release Thursday morning.
"UNI has lost a beloved member of the Panther family with the sudden passing of Lily Ernst," UNI athletics director David Harris said in a school release. "This loss is heartbreaking for our swimming and diving team, our athletic department and the entire UNI campus. We offer our deepest condolences to Lily's family, teammates and friends."
The university did not release a cause of death.
Ernst finished her sophomore season with the Panthers this past winter. As a freshman, she earned first-team all-Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) honors with a second-place finish in the 200-yard butterfly at the MVC Championships.
The former Iowa City West standout earned MVC scholar-athlete team recognition as a sophomore, while also setting a new school record in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:02.97.

"Our team is incredibly saddened by the loss of Lily," Panthers swimming and diving coach Nick Lakin said. "Lily was so filled with kindness and compassion for other people. She was a ferocious competitor in the pool and classroom, but for those that knew her best she was extremely empathetic and cared deeply about everyone in her life. We will all miss her immensely and are praying for everyone that knew her."

At Iowa City West, Ernst qualfied for the state meet in multiple events all four years of high school. Her best performance was a third-place finish in the 100-yard butterfly as a sophomore in 2017. Ernst was also a part of the Trojans' runner-up finish in the 400-yard freestyle relay as both a junior and senior.
 

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That's jsut how far ahead of the curve we are here. You get the news before it's news! :2 thumbs up::laughing:
Maybe his next Life Insurance payment was about to come Due. Try to start the collection before the Due Date ? :don't know::don't    know2:
 

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Coach: Whitewater basketball player's sudden death cardiac-related​


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WHITEWATER (WKOW) -- The coach of standout UW-Whitewater basketball player Derek Gray told 27 News the player's sudden death took place at a basketball camp on campus and was cardiac-related.
"It was a cardiac event," UW-Whitewater Men's Basketball Coach Pat Miller told 27 News. "He had a blockage."

Miller said more than 100 children ages 10 through 17 were attending the camp Sunday and being treated to pizza courtside as Gray, other players, counselors and coaches played on the court.
"He was not labored, there was nothing we saw," Miller said of the 20-year-old Gray.
Miller told 27 News when Gray collapsed, he thought the player experienced a seizure. Miller said emergency responders arrived quickly and campers were escorted out of the facility without becoming aware of the player's worsening condition.
"It was just a very surreal situation where you're thinking, 'Okay, he's going to be all right,' and then you're very scared and the longer it went on, it became apparent that this was extraordinarily serious," Miller told 27 News.
"I've been around for a long time, I've seen a lot of different things," Miller said. "It was one of the most traumatic things I've ever been a part of."
Miller told 27 News Gray's basketball career was ascending after a breakout freshman year. He said Division 1 schools had interested in Gray.

Miller also said Gray was a leader and an intelligent, inquisitive student-athlete. "He was a guy that everyone liked, looked up to. He's a guy I truly loved."
Gray had a summer job at Whitewater Manufacturing as an assembler. Company President Crystal Singer said he was skilled and brought positivity to the workforce.
"He was always happy," Singer said. "He was always in a good mood."
Singer said Gray's sudden death was a shock at the plant. "Everybody here was just devastated."
Before attending UW-Whitewater, Gray attended Madison's La Follette High School and helped the basketball team to banner seasons, along with his twin brother and older brother.
"On behalf of Principal Mat [Thompson] and all [La Follette] High School Staff, it is with a profound sense of sadness that the La Follette community mourns the unexpected loss of former Lancer, Derek Gray," Assistant Principal Cullen Haskins wrote in a statement. "Derek was a giant of La Follette basketball and Lancer athletics, and was at his best in the toughest games and most challenging moments. He was a true "gamer". His toughness and tenacity on the court will always be remembered, and his kindness and smile off the court forever missed. As a well known student-athlete and basketball standout, his presence and impact on the La Follette community was far-reaching. His life, both on and off the court, had an enormous impact on all those who knew him. As we process this tremendous loss for our community, we ask you to join us in keeping Derek’s friends, teammates, and family in our thoughts."
"I think it's important for his Mom and his family to know how valued he was and appreciated he was," Miller said.
A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help the family with funeral expenses.
 

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Coach: Whitewater basketball player's sudden death cardiac-related​


Derek Gray



WHITEWATER (WKOW) -- The coach of standout UW-Whitewater basketball player Derek Gray told 27 News the player's sudden death took place at a basketball camp on campus and was cardiac-related.
"It was a cardiac event," UW-Whitewater Men's Basketball Coach Pat Miller told 27 News. "He had a blockage."

Miller said more than 100 children ages 10 through 17 were attending the camp Sunday and being treated to pizza courtside as Gray, other players, counselors and coaches played on the court.
"He was not labored, there was nothing we saw," Miller said of the 20-year-old Gray.
Miller told 27 News when Gray collapsed, he thought the player experienced a seizure. Miller said emergency responders arrived quickly and campers were escorted out of the facility without becoming aware of the player's worsening condition.
"It was just a very surreal situation where you're thinking, 'Okay, he's going to be all right,' and then you're very scared and the longer it went on, it became apparent that this was extraordinarily serious," Miller told 27 News.
"I've been around for a long time, I've seen a lot of different things," Miller said. "It was one of the most traumatic things I've ever been a part of."
Miller told 27 News Gray's basketball career was ascending after a breakout freshman year. He said Division 1 schools had interested in Gray.

Miller also said Gray was a leader and an intelligent, inquisitive student-athlete. "He was a guy that everyone liked, looked up to. He's a guy I truly loved."
Gray had a summer job at Whitewater Manufacturing as an assembler. Company President Crystal Singer said he was skilled and brought positivity to the workforce.
"He was always happy," Singer said. "He was always in a good mood."
Singer said Gray's sudden death was a shock at the plant. "Everybody here was just devastated."
Before attending UW-Whitewater, Gray attended Madison's La Follette High School and helped the basketball team to banner seasons, along with his twin brother and older brother.
"On behalf of Principal Mat [Thompson] and all [La Follette] High School Staff, it is with a profound sense of sadness that the La Follette community mourns the unexpected loss of former Lancer, Derek Gray," Assistant Principal Cullen Haskins wrote in a statement. "Derek was a giant of La Follette basketball and Lancer athletics, and was at his best in the toughest games and most challenging moments. He was a true "gamer". His toughness and tenacity on the court will always be remembered, and his kindness and smile off the court forever missed. As a well known student-athlete and basketball standout, his presence and impact on the La Follette community was far-reaching. His life, both on and off the court, had an enormous impact on all those who knew him. As we process this tremendous loss for our community, we ask you to join us in keeping Derek’s friends, teammates, and family in our thoughts."
"I think it's important for his Mom and his family to know how valued he was and appreciated he was," Miller said.
A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help the family with funeral expenses.
Ya know...the diets all these guys had are never revealed...8 triple whoppers a week, salad with a bottle of dressing every day, a bottle of Johnny Walker BLUE weekly, watermelons injected with everclear...need I go on?
Truly sorry for their passing...but, it can't be c19, the media would tell us....no?.....insert eyeroll
 

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Coach: Whitewater basketball player's sudden death cardiac-related​


Derek Gray



WHITEWATER (WKOW) -- The coach of standout UW-Whitewater basketball player Derek Gray told 27 News the player's sudden death took place at a basketball camp on campus and was cardiac-related.
"It was a cardiac event," UW-Whitewater Men's Basketball Coach Pat Miller told 27 News. "He had a blockage."

Miller said more than 100 children ages 10 through 17 were attending the camp Sunday and being treated to pizza courtside as Gray, other players, counselors and coaches played on the court.
"He was not labored, there was nothing we saw," Miller said of the 20-year-old Gray.
Miller told 27 News when Gray collapsed, he thought the player experienced a seizure. Miller said emergency responders arrived quickly and campers were escorted out of the facility without becoming aware of the player's worsening condition.
"It was just a very surreal situation where you're thinking, 'Okay, he's going to be all right,' and then you're very scared and the longer it went on, it became apparent that this was extraordinarily serious," Miller told 27 News.
"I've been around for a long time, I've seen a lot of different things," Miller said. "It was one of the most traumatic things I've ever been a part of."
Miller told 27 News Gray's basketball career was ascending after a breakout freshman year. He said Division 1 schools had interested in Gray.

Miller also said Gray was a leader and an intelligent, inquisitive student-athlete. "He was a guy that everyone liked, looked up to. He's a guy I truly loved."
Gray had a summer job at Whitewater Manufacturing as an assembler. Company President Crystal Singer said he was skilled and brought positivity to the workforce.
"He was always happy," Singer said. "He was always in a good mood."
Singer said Gray's sudden death was a shock at the plant. "Everybody here was just devastated."
Before attending UW-Whitewater, Gray attended Madison's La Follette High School and helped the basketball team to banner seasons, along with his twin brother and older brother.
"On behalf of Principal Mat [Thompson] and all [La Follette] High School Staff, it is with a profound sense of sadness that the La Follette community mourns the unexpected loss of former Lancer, Derek Gray," Assistant Principal Cullen Haskins wrote in a statement. "Derek was a giant of La Follette basketball and Lancer athletics, and was at his best in the toughest games and most challenging moments. He was a true "gamer". His toughness and tenacity on the court will always be remembered, and his kindness and smile off the court forever missed. As a well known student-athlete and basketball standout, his presence and impact on the La Follette community was far-reaching. His life, both on and off the court, had an enormous impact on all those who knew him. As we process this tremendous loss for our community, we ask you to join us in keeping Derek’s friends, teammates, and family in our thoughts."
"I think it's important for his Mom and his family to know how valued he was and appreciated he was," Miller said.
A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help the family with funeral expenses.
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I think all those doctors were over worked and exhausted with treating all the sick patients who refused the the vaccine over the last couple of years.
 

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Nichelle Nichols dead: Star Trek legend who played Lieutenant Uhura dies​

Legendary Star Trek actress Nichelle Nichols, who appeared in the original series, has passed away aged 89.
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Star Trek actress Nichelle Nichols, who played Lieutenant Nyota Uhura, has died aged 89.

Nichelle's son Kyle Johnson announced the news on Instagram today.

He said: "Friends, Fans, Colleagues, World.

"I regret to inform you that a great light in the firmament no longer shines for us as it has for so many years.

"Last night, my mother, Nichelle Nichols, succumbed to natural causes and passed away. Her light however, like the ancient galaxies now being seen for the first time, will remain for us and future generations to enjoy, learn from, and draw inspiration."

Nichelle made history when she shared the first interracial kiss ever aired on TV, with white actor William Shatner.

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The ground breaking actress played the ship's communication officer in the space opera series, which first aired in 1966, and concluded in 1969, it's impact lasting for decades.

Hers was one of the first large roles for a black woman in a US TV show, and she broke stereotypes that had limited black female actors.

She often recalled how the Rev Martin Luther King Jr was a fan of the show and praised her role and personally encouraged her to stay with the series.

Like other original cast members, Nichols also appeared in six big-screen spinoffs, starting in 1979 with Star Trek: The Motion Picture and at Star Trek fan conventions.

 

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In one of the early episodes, Kirk needs to leave the bridge, and he tells Uhura to take command, Pretty radical for the 60s. I am not generally attracted to black women, but she was beautiful.
 

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Heather Gray, Executive Producer of CBS’ ‘The Talk, Dies at 50​


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Heather Gray, who was executive producer and showrunner on CBS’ daytime talk show The Talk, has died. She was 50.
Gray died Saturday in Los Angeles of an “unforgiving disease,” according to CBS, without providing further details.

Gray joined The Talk, which debuted in 2010, midway through season one as senior supervising producer. The following season, she was promoted to co-executive producer, then named an executive producer in August 2019.
Gray earned two Daytime Emmy Awards, for best talk show, entertainment, in 2016 and 2018, along with an NAACP Image Award in 2016.
Before joining The Talk, Gray was a development producer at Endemol USA from 2010-11 and served as supervising producer for The Tyra Banks Show from 2006-10, where she garnered her first two Daytime Emmys.
A letter praising Grey’s contributions to the show was sent to The Talk staff and crew from CBS president and CEO George Cheeks, CBS Studios president David Stapf, CBS Network Entertainment president Kelly Kahl, CBS Network Entertainment senior executive vp programming Thom Sherman, CBS Network Entertainment executive vp current programs Amy Reisenbach and CBS Network Entertainment senior vp daytime programs Laurie Seidman. Read it in full below.
Dear Talk Family,

On behalf of all of us at CBS, we want to extend our deep condolences to you for the painful loss of our beloved Heather. She was an inspiration to us all, living and thriving while bravely battling an unforgiving disease. She showed us what true courage looks like.

Heather has been the heart and soul of “The Talk” from day one. Her brilliance as an innovative producer was only outmatched by her huge smile and infectious laugh. She was an admired, beloved mama bear of your family and a leader that all looked up to. Her contributions to the success of the show are immeasurable, but more importantly, she was a boss that proved you can lead with kindness, caring and friendship. Heather was everyone’s friend, everyone’s champion, everyone’s favorite person on the set. We will miss her terribly.

We recognize and share the pain and shock you are feeling at this moment, as well as the grief you will feel in the days ahead. While the show is starting its hiatus as of August 1 (Monday), we do not want you to grieve and mourn alone. The set will be open, and HR will have staff and grief counseling available in person and by phone. HR support will be on site as well. We understand how difficult this will be for all of you and want you to all know, that we are here for you.
 

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"Nyota Uhura."

OMG.

I've seen every episode of the original series at least 5 times. I never knew the character had a first name. :D

RIP Nichelle.
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"Nyota Uhura."

OMG.

I've seen every episode of the original series at least 5 times. I never knew the character had a first name. :D

RIP Nichelle.
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I thought her first name was Lieutenant
 

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"Nyota Uhura."

OMG.

I've seen every episode of the original series at least 5 times. I never knew the character had a first name. :D

RIP Nichelle.
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I could be wrong, but I don’t think she technically had a first name, until the JJ Abrams Star Trek movies, when Spock calls her by her first name.
 

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I could be wrong, but I don’t think she technically had a first name, until the JJ Abrams Star Trek movies, when Spock calls her by her first name.
For what it's worth, Wikipedia agrees with ya.

It also said that her character was originally going to named Sulu.

Uhura's first name was not used in Star Trek canon until Abrams's 2009 film. The mystery regarding Uhura's first name is the subject of a running joke in the film, as Captain Kirk repeatedly tries to find out what it is, before finally hearing Spock call her "Nyota" in a moment of intimacy.[3]
 

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For what it's worth, Wikipedia agrees with ya.

It also said that her character was originally going to named Sulu.

Uhura's first name was not used in Star Trek canon until Abrams's 2009 film. The mystery regarding Uhura's first name is the subject of a running joke in the film, as Captain Kirk repeatedly tries to find out what it is, before finally hearing Spock call her "Nyota" in a moment of intimacy.[3]

You know you’re a Trekkie geek when you know that Uhura, the communications officer, didn’t have a first name from 1965 to 2009. Go ahead, ask me any question you want to about Star Trek. There’s a good chance I can answer it. Every series and movie, except the one about the Space Station. I liked Avery Brooks, but not the Space Station show.
 

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You know you’re a Trekkie geek when you know that Uhura, the communications officer, didn’t have a first name from 1965 to 2009. Go ahead, ask me any question you want to about Star Trek. There’s a good chance I can answer it. Every series and movie, except the one about the Space Station. I liked Avery Brooks, but not the Space Station show.
You need to watch the whole series to the end. It just keeps getting better. DSN is the best series other than the original in this Trekkie’s humble opinion.
 

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I could be wrong, but I don’t think she technically had a first name, until the JJ Abrams Star Trek movies, when Spock calls her by her first name.

In the bar scene, Young Kirk asked for her first name. She said "Just Uhuru." Then Pine said something like I'll make up a name for you. :D
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Spock has a first name too, though it is unpronounceable. :D
 

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You need to watch the whole series to the end. It just keeps getting better. DSN is the best series other than the original in this Trekkie’s humble opinion.

I’ve heard that from a number of people, even non Trekkie’s. I should give it a good go, anyway. Like I said, I really like Avery Brooks.
 

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I’ve heard that from a number of people, even non Trekkie’s. I should give it a good go, anyway. Like I said, I really like Avery Brooks.

I didn't care too much for the DS9 series, though I did like the Ferengi characters. I thought they had run out of story ideas and had to recycle some of the STNG plots. And they were kind of desperate for ratings since they had to bring in Worf.
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Go ahead, ask me any question you want to about Star Trek.
How many people live on the ship?

Where did they get their food from?

How many HP did the enterprise have?

What did all the others do on the space station?

Was their births on the space station?

What did they do for entertainment when not working?
 

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What do the toilets look like and how do they flush?
 

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How many people live on the ship?

Where did they get their food from?

How many HP did the enterprise have?

What did all the others do on the space station?

Was their births on the space station?

What did they do for entertainment when not working?
A) All of them

B) Holodeck cattle

C) 1.7 tarquilian. They stopped using hp in 2079

D) have sex on the holodeck

E) not up on the nuances of "their, there, they're". regardless of "On a ship or on a space station" the answer is yes

F) see # D
 

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We’ll they got that right

there are too many Kardashians and they are bad for the federation
 
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I've been watching some old reruns of original Mission: Impossible TV on Pluto TV. MI, like the original Star Trek,, was also produced by Desilu Studios. It's amusing to see how many guest stars on MI also appeared on ST. The episode of MI I am watching right now features the actor who portrayed the Immortal Flint, and another one who was one of the miners in need of one of Harry Mudd's women.

Dr. Roger Corby is up next on MI.

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How many people live on the ship?

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What did all the others do on the space station?

Was their births on the space station?

What did they do for entertainment when not working?

DodgebyDave knows everything I don’t know.
 

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Tom Wright Dies: Rock Photographer, Tour Manager And Confidant Of Stars Was 78​

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Tom Wright, whose wide career embraced photography of many rock greats and time spent as a tour manager for The Who and other major acts, has died. He was 78 and details on where and the cause were not immediately available.
Don Carleton, executive director of the Briscoe Center for American History, remembered Wright in a statement posted to the organization’s website. Wright named the University of Texas center as the repository for his archive of more than 120,000 photographs and thousands of rock music tape and phonographic recordings.
Wright’s “compelling and intimate photographs of performers, audiences, and concert venues provide a true insider’s perspective into the history of rock music from the 1960s to the 1990s,” the statement said.

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“He skillfully used his camera to document the lives and work of some of the most influential rock bands, including the Rolling Stones; Rod Stewart and Faces; Joe Walsh’s first band, The James Gang; the Eagles, and most especially, Pete Townshend and The Who,” saidCarleton. “His work was greatly enhanced by his close friendships with members of the bands with which he traveled and covered. Those relationships gave Tom an intimate, off-stage access that allowed him to photograph those artists as they prepared for their concerts and as they traveled on tour. I’m deeply saddened by his passing.”
Wright studied photography at England’s Ealing Art School in the early 1960s. He met fellow student Pete Townshend, founder of The Who, and they bonded over an enthusiasm for American blues greats. Wright became The Who’s official photographer in 1967.
“One thing is certain, had I not met Tom Wright, The Who would never have become successful,” Townshend said. “We would have remained a solid little pop band doing what hundreds of others were doing around the same time.”
Wright went on to tour with , manage, and photograph musicians and the reality of life on the road. His insight led guitarist Joe Walsh to call Wright “the Jack Kerouac of rock and roll photography.”
In 2007, Wright published Roadwork: Rock and Roll Turned Inside Out, a chronicle of his photogaphs and road stories.
No information on survivors or memorial plans was immediately available.