A Federal Reserve survey shows the U.S. economy held steady during the 16-day partial government shutdown, growing moderately in most regions from October through late November.More >>
A Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday found that the U.S. economy held steady during the 16-day partial government shutdown, growing moderately in most regions from October through late November.More >>
Thursday, October 17 2013 4:40 PM EDT2013-10-17 20:40:19 GMT
(RNN) - By passing a last-minute deal on the debt ceiling, and a 16 days-late deal on the government shutdown, Congress finally got back to doing its job. So, what now? Some people may see it as the timeMore >>
With a budget passed only until January, a debt ceiling deal through February and a bunch of days off for Congress until then, the country may be back in the same situation soon.More >>
Thursday, October 17 2013 5:27 AM EDT2013-10-17 09:27:22 GMT
A last-minute deal has been struck, allowing the federal government to avoid a shutdown. A shutdown would have suspended all federal government services deemed non-essential. All federally-funded museums,More >>
Congress has passed a bill to fund the government and lift the debt ceiling, avoiding default. More >>
Sunday, October 13 2013 6:52 PM EDT2013-10-13 22:52:24 GMT
WASHINGTON, DC (RNN) - Despite the WWII Memorial being closed, members of the Million Vet March have gathered in Washington, DC to protest the government shutdown – according to media reports. "We do notMore >>
Veterans gathered at the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC to protest the government shutdown.More >>
Funicello joined the Mickey Mouse Club in 1958, and quickly became the most popular Mouseketeer. Disney made sure she was still under contract to Disney even after the show was canceled.
The actress was so popular, she was simply known as "Annette."
She even recorded hit records under the company's label, Buena Vista, such as Tall Paul, Train of Love and Pineapple Princess.
Paul Anka wrote the songs Puppy Love and Put Your Head on My Shoulder about Funicello while they were dating.
The triple-threat saw more television success with roles in Make Room for Daddy and Zorro – not to mention her eponymous titled show Annette produced by Disney.
Funicello became an icon for beach movies, such as Beach Party, Muscle Beach Party, Bikini Beach, and Beach Blanket Bingo. She was often paired with Frankie Avalon in those movies, making the two a box-office draw.
Although she didn't reveal she had multiple sclerosis until 1992, Funicello was diagnosed with the disease, and underwent brain surgery to reduce tremors.
In her later years, she lost the ability to walk and speak, and her family says she had been in a coma for the past couple of years.
She is survived by her three children from her first marriage, her first husband Jack Gilardi, and her second husband Glen Holt.
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