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Eddie Money, the shaggy-haired singer-songwriter who once reigned over FM radio with blue-collar rock hits such as “Two Tickets to Paradise,” “Baby Hold On” and “Take Me Home Tonight,” died on Friday in Los Angeles. He was 70. The cause was complications from stage four esophageal cancer, his family said in a statement. Money, who began his singing career in the Bay Area, revealed he was battling the disease in August via a promo reel for the second season of his AXS TV reality series, “Real Money.” “The Money family regrets to announce that Eddie passed away peacefully early this morning,” the statement read. “It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our loving husband and father. We cannot imagine our world without him. We are grateful that he will live on forever through his music.” In the “Real Money” episode that aired the night before he died, Money said he discovered he had cancer during a routine checkup and that the disease had spread to his liver and lymph nodes. “What I don’t want to do is I don’t want to keep the fact that I have cancer from everybody,” Money said. “It’s not honest. I want to be honest with everybody. I want people to know that cancer has come a long way and not everybody dies from cancer like they did in the ’50s and ’60s. Am I going to live a long time? Who knows? It’s in God’s hands.” Edward Joseph Mahoney was born on March 21, 1949, in Brooklyn, N.Y. Expelled from Franklin K. Lane High School for forging his report card at age 16, his family moved to Plainedge, N.Y., where he joined a local band called Grapes of Wrath and graduated from Island Trees High School in 1967. Coming from a long line of of police officers, he spent about two years working as a clerk with the New York Police Department before moving to Berkeley in 1968... (click for more)

ARIES. (March 20 - April 19): You believe in making your bed and sleeping in it. But given how someone's sloppy workmanship could cost, you might help out with the hospital corners. (click for more)

DEAR ABBY: I frequently socialize with friends who like to participate in debates. We share different opinions on topics such as politics, geopolitical events, etc. Sometimes we agree; sometimes we don't. The problem is "Bob." When others don't see things the way he does, he throws a fit. Once, it got so bad that one of my friends got up and left. Another time, while I was expressing my political view to the group, Bob made faces, rolled his eyes and attacked me with ridicule. I got very annoyed. Bob demands that we listen to what he has to say, but refuses to listen to others. He's fine as long as you agree with him. But in this current climate, I'm expecting more eruptions. Abby, what do I do when the next fit erupts? — Caught in the storm DEAR CAUGHT: The next time a "fit" erupts, call Bob on it and point out that what he's doing is disrespectful. If he doesn't stop, do as your other friend did. Get up and leave. Perhaps when Bob finds himself surrounded by an ever-shrinking audience, he will stop his overbearing performance. And if he doesn't, at least you won't have to suffer. DEAR ABBY: We recently moved into a condo community of about a hundred units. A few weeks ago, a sign was anonymously posted on a car parked in a neighbor's driveway complaining about the "smell" and "mess" in the car. I removed the sign only to find it replaced the next day. This has happened several times since. I know nothing about this resident except that his car has not moved from the spot in the driveway. I am appalled by someone's attempt to shame our neighbor. I plan to bring it up at our next association meeting, but is there anything else I can do? — Disappointed in the East DEAR DISAPPOINTED: There could be reasons why the car in the driveway wasn't moved — among them... (click for more)

Judging from this year's Wildlife Comedy Awards finalists, the funniest animals in the world are penguins and monkeys. Each is well-represented among the 40 nominees announced earlier this week. (click for more)

Two million alien fanatics RSVPed to a viral Facebook event to storm Area 51, but turns out not that many actually tried to find out if the truth was out there. (click for more)

ARIES. (March 20 - April 19): You never think people take notice, but they do. Actions have consequences and yours mean a lot to them. (click for more)