Daily Archives: May 4, 2012
The 52-year-old executive at the center of the unfolding drama at Chesapeake Energy, the nation's second largest natural gas company, is a brash risk-taker from a powerful oil family who decided to strike out on his own. A nephew of Robert Kerr, a former governor of Oklahoma who founded oil giant Kerr-McGee, Aubrey McClendon "could have had an easy life in the energy business," as…
Wait until dark Saturday. Dust off your telescope or binoculars. Grab the kids (dust them off too if needed). Go outside. Look up at the moon. Does it look bigger than usual?
According to NASA, this May’s full moon is called a "super moon,” and it will look about 14% bigger and 30% brighter than other full moons this year.
MCA’s publicist just released a statement to TMZ, writing: “It is with great sadness that we confirm that musician, rapper, activist and director Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch … passed away in his native New York City this morning after a near-three-year battle with cancer. He was 47 years old.”
In July 2009, the Beastie Boys member announced that he would be receiving treatment for a cancerous tumor in his salivary gland, and that, as a result, the group would cancel some future shows and push back the release of a new album.
- Beastie Boys’ Adam “MCA” Yauch Dead at 47 (spin.com)
- Beastie Boys Founding Member Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch, Dead at 47 (gawker.com)