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Longtime General Hospital Fan Identified As One Of The Victims In El Paso Shootings

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America has been reeling, once again, over the news of two mass shootings happening on the same day this past Saturday; one in El Paso, Texas and the other in Dayton, Ohio.

22 were killed in El Paso at a Walmart.  As families waited for the news of loved ones, there was one story revealed by longtime host and journalist, Katie Couric on her Instagram account that made mention that one of this woman’s great joys was being an avid watcher of General Hospital.

In her post on victim Angelina Englisbee, 86, Couric said (along with separate posts on the lives of other victims from El Paso and Dayton): “Angie was talking on the phone with one of her sons when she told him she had to hang up because she was in the checkout line at Walmart.  She had seven children. Her husband had died of a heart attack, leaving her to raise the children on her own. Her granddaughter Mia, 16, said she ‘loved watching sports and General Hospital.”‘

The New York Times spoke to Englisbee’s granddaughter, who expressed: “At one point, she was working three jobs at once.  She was a very strong person, very blunt.”  When the news came, Mia and her mother were in the car, driving to El Paso from their home in New Mexico. “My mom could not stop crying, and I remember thinking, ‘I can’t cry until we get there, I can’t cry until we stop,’” Mia said, adding, ‘It feels like hell — it doesn’t feel real.”’

Share your condolences and prayers for Angelina and her family, and all of the victims of the mass shootings and their loved ones via the comment section below.

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donna day
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donna day

sending condolenses

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

So very sorry to hear about this and for those who lost a loved on over this past weekend’s tragic events.

Jo-Anne Holliday
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Jo-Anne Holliday

so sorry for your loss

Jimh
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Jimh

There is no love and compassion for our fellow human beings..no morals taught…no respect…it doesnt matter to me what color you are…it doesnt matter if your short or tall..it doesnt matter if thin or fat…it doesnt matter if you are religious or not…what matters if you are a kind, honest and caring person who obeys the laws and treat others the way you want to be treated…hate is a waste of time and time is too short to waste!!!

Celia
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Celia

So love your comment, Jimmy—-thoughtful and compassionate. Respect for humanity starts in the home—-carries on what is taught in school. We, as a society have lost that.
Innocent people, children, lose their lives for naught ….and for those who point fingers must realize that by doing so will only stir the pot even more—-incite the disturbed mind to do the unimaginable. It is time to pray and come together.
My heart and prayers go to all those families; to all those parents who have lost children—-the worst pain anyone could ever have to endure.

Jimh
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Jimh

Nice to hear from you…my health is on decline but im still here…

Shay
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Shay

Thank you for your always thoughtful replies, Jimh! Sorry to hear that you have not been well, but I’m glad that you are “still here” at MFTV!!!!

Celia
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Celia

So sorry to hear that, Jimmy…..God is looking out for you–stay strong, my friend. Life is fleeting……take care.❤️

Shay
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Shay

@CeeCee…You are so right about the importance of proper home and school teachings and their unquestionable impact upon a child’s sense of both self-respect and respect for others! However, given the de rigueur anti-male social conditioning that is so prevalent in today’s public discourse and curriculum, I fear too many of our precious little chaps are sorely lacking in receiving the necessary support and loving guidance that they so deeply deserve and require, especially beginning at a tender age. Just consider that during the last two decades, most young men—particularly, but not exclusively, those of caucasian background—have been constantly subjected… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

We talk in circles, my dear Shaybelle. It is what it is, but this deplorable knows her ‘stuff’—I did say to you that I was ready to vote for Hillary until the last minute—-the discovery of the machinations and means she and her deceitful ‘peons’ used to achieve the purported deceptive and criminal ends is mystifying. I could not believe what I read—No need to explain any further. All I can say is that only the ignorant fall for the propaganda—everyone should read the Manifesto. It’s a blasphemous credo……one expected to be adopted by this country? Not I!!!! I was… Read more »

Kay
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Kay

Baby we are beyond that evil has a name and it has been growing strong for years please do not blame a president people are going nuts I feel very sorry but no it won’t stop and every idiot had his day they feed off the media do we have a answer ??? No

Kay
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Kay

People are frightened to walk out their door I have a alarm system armed still scared to death every day that some wack job is going to come charging thru

Harry
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Harry

The whack jobs are domestic terrorists–they are white, male and American. No wall is going to help.

Harry
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Harry

I am sorry, but that orange sociopath’s words were echoed by the El Paso shooter in a manifesto he posted on social media. Yes, these massive killings have existed twenty years before the orange sociopath took office. But the orange sociopath has taken a match and lit up the angry, white nationalist. He needs to take responsibility for that. Moreover, he is HORRIBLE at making people feel better in the aftermath of a massive tragedy–all he does is make folks feel more nervous, insecure and scared. America is under attack and the enemy is ourselves–this is domestic terrorism.

Celia
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Celia

And, the Dayton shooter announced he killed in the name of socialism, dear Harry. He went on to say he worships Sanders and Warren….yet, we do not hear this from the far-left media and the Dems. Was Obama to blame for the Sandy Hook shooting of innocent children? I have friends in Newtoen ( Sandy Hook) whose children were in attendance. My friend is grateful and thankful everyday her children were safe and well. Why do you discriminate against someone’s skin coloring? Would you say that to a black, brown or yellow HUMAN being? It is the radical left who… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Sad, but oh, so true, Kay! Despite the all-too-familiar finger-pointing, blame-gaming and political posturing that occurs every single time one of these evil nutjobs goes off the handle and shoots up a place, nothing—including punishing innocent, law-abiding citizens with ever-stricter prohibitions—is going to stop these nefarious characters as long as the media enable them with both a platform to share their sick manifestos and an ultimate public moment of glorious recognition which they so obviously crave. Where there is a will, there is always going to be a way…whether via the blackmarket for desired weaponry or simply another means to… Read more »

Jimh
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Jimh

Well said as usual…they go on about Trump and what he says and blames him for this-and maybe so-but why constantly repeat it over and over and over…i think the news sometimes makes it worse with the constant reminders

rose
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rose

Shay…Using your words, “where there is a will there is a way,” why not apply this to lawmakers? Especially Mitch’s group and those in both parties beholden to the NRA and gun manufacturers right her in the US. There has been these kinds of atrocities before the present administration, but not so many as the last few years. And unlike other presidents, words that help fuel the fire coming from the present “leader” of our country. For someone who appreciates language and words I would think you could see this. And another note about “where there is a will there… Read more »

Jimh
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Jimh

A lot of these problems started decades ago…he may add to the problem but not totally responsible…things should had been done after McDonalds even more so after Sandy Hook…we blamed the killer for those…and had things been pushed years ago much could had been prevented..we do not need military style rifles Mags ex…

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

So very true Jimh. Thank you.

Peace.

Jimh
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Jimh

peace to you too…and you’re welcome

Kevin C
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Kevin C

Totally agree with you Jimh…it’s so devastating, horrific, tragic and sickening how we continue to have these senseless horrific acts of violence…IMO people need to have more compassion for one another…Thoughts and prayers to all family members affected in El Paso and Dayton…

Harry
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Harry

Please stop with the useless “thoughts and prayers.” Can someone please tell me why any civilian needs to own an assault rifle with high capacity magazines?

Jimh
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Jimh

They dont..what gets me is the opiod crisis..pills are taken off market…people are limited with what they can get hold of…the same should be done with guns-that is just a big crisis too…

Celia
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Celia

Ahhhh, Jimmy….of course there shouldbev a bi-partisan meeting of the minds to control this cancer. However, this has nothing to do with guns, fake racism, fake Naziism etc….No, my friend….this has everything to do with How-can-we-incite-the-people-to-hate-Trump-as-much-as-we-do. Soulless, Godless, excuses for human beings. I have eyes. I have ears. I have a brain!! The blatant odium for one man and his family, down to the youngest child; a baby , is something to behold!! Shame and double shame. These killers are sick—hopefully, these weapons will be not as readily available—but, we should not point fingers at innocent people. Jimmy, you are… Read more »

su000
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su000

Colt produced the AR-15 assault rifle was made 1957 / quite old, like 60yrs old. (it was 1st made by the USSR, yup ) I’ve fired one/ heavy not and not as accurate as the M16, the one I carried. (The receiver markings is stamped’ M16A2 property of U.S, government Cal 5.56 mm / saw that near every day.) The newest rifle is the M4, so AK-15 is quite old used in Korea and Vietnam. So, any person not of the military in possession of an AR-15 should be jailed, in my opinion. I’ve seen what the assault rifles can… Read more »

rose
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rose

su000…Thank you for your comment which I assume can also apply to other assault type guns, adapted or original.

rose
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rose

Harry…So they can go hunting for innocent animals who also have a right to live. Sarcasm intended here.

Jenny Fischer
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Jenny Fischer

That’s the truth. Agreed

Marie Kronsperger
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Marie Kronsperger

you couldn’t have said it any better Jim. Hate IS a waste. What’s happenig to this country? What happened to “love thy neighbor?” Too many shootings, so little regard for human life.So sad!!

Jimh
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Jimh

Thanks

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

My deepest sympathy to her family, friends and community. May she rest in peace.

Eithel Brown
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Eithel Brown

May God give each and everyone strength in this difficult time.

Harry
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Harry

Heart breaking, and we have a president who has engaged in hateful, racist speech right there in El Paso. I guess building that senseless wall would not have prevented this from happening. Our president is a sociopath who is incapable of admitting where he went wrong and also incapable of showing empathy. He needs to stay away from El Paso (besides, he owes the town 500,000 from his last hate rally he held there) and also stay away from Dayton (which he idiotically called Toledo). If he really loves his country as he attests, he will stop with the hateful… Read more »

rose
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rose

Harry…He also held a rally a few days before Dayton in Cincinnati which is just a few miles down the road.

Celia
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Celia

That, Harry, is absolutely not true!! Trump defends himsef from a sea of evil and damaging words. Cannot blame him—-but, if course you do—-cynical words, Harry. I would not engage in name-calling…but, you’re forgiven considering it is part of a democrat’s make-up. We need peace of mind, love in our hearts, not hate—the propagation of hate is well demonstrated by Maxine Walters and her ilk. Everyone is a scholar now? Please….. I think those who appreciate Socialism should move to Russia, Venezuela, NK, Iran etc. It does not work. Why? The people are oppressed!! They may deny this ideology, but… Read more »

Robin Boner
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Robin Boner

My thought are with u and many prayers sent your way to all the victims families of this massive shooting,it’s so sad that this happened to anyone. God will help u through this tragedy. Again,my thoughts are with u and prayers are sent. God Bless

Robin Boner
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Robin Boner

I’m a huge fan of General Hospitals as well

Sonya C Miller
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Sonya C Miller

It’s so crazy ! All this Damn Hate! It’s not only mental illness. You have people out in the world already going thru issues, then you have this Evil that’s running this country and teaching All this Hate and mental ill racists see this as a time to strike! And that’s what they r doing. So thank the Evil that Y’all elected!! That Evil will never be my president and never has been! Didn’t vote for Evil Racist! GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF THAT EVIL! GOD IS LOVE NOT HATE FOR ALL HIS CHILDREN! EVEN THAT EVIL THAT’S RUINING THE… Read more »

Terri
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Terri

I am so sorry for your loss words are not sufficient. I am sorry to lose someone from our GH fan family. Sending love and prayers to your family.

rose
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rose

My heart feels deep loss and compassion every time these senseless acts happen…again and again. Seems to me there are some real common sense things that can help…way less access and ease to to all kinds of guns would be a major help in the right direction. And words and statements about people and groups also count big time. Especially coming from those whose voices are heard often, and likewise to those who remain silent when these thoughts and words are expressed. Then there is social media and I’m afraid Pandora’s box has been open. Just wish they can find… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

Nicely said, Rose. Trump’s whole campaign platform was predicated upon pitting us against “them.” Amplifying white man’s anger (what are they so angry about?) is his way of firing up his base. When his supporters shriek “send her back!” or “shoot them!” he smiles and laughs. We need our president and our leaders to act like calm, responsible grown ups. We saw McCain do this when he gently corrected a frightened and confused old lady by telling her that no, Obama was not a Muslim, that he was a good Christian man.

Shay
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Shay

No, it was actually the exact opposite, my dear Harry! For the eight years preceding Trump, your guy gave the middle finger to Middle America at every opportunity! People lost homes, lifelong careers, investments and health care that they liked and had earned the right to keep whilst he was more interested in being a celebrity-like “president of the world,” bashing law enforcement, letting all and sundry cross our Southern border at immense expense to taxpayers with no concerns for the safety and welfare of our own citizens and micro-managing personal life matters like what one’s child eats for lunch… Read more »

rose
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rose

Shay…I know your comment wasn’t addressed to me, but since we do on occasion have things in common I just wanted to say it can be a mystery to me how we see things like you expressed above sooo differently. I’m sorry about that.

Shay
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Shay

@Rose…Why apologize for seeing things differently? That’s called being an individual, so, of course, we aren’t going to share the same thoughts…I’m all for that. You weren’t rude or nasty to me about whatever matters upon which we disagree, although for what it’s worth, I am just as mystified by those who fail to understand my views. But that’s life….I can deal with the fact that not everyone thinks alike and respect that, albeit I do have a huge problem when the negative methods I listed above are employed to denigrate and criticize those with whom one does not agree,… Read more »

rose
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rose

Shay…Add our mutual love for Discovery Of Witches. Speaking of Dame Maggie, wonder how she feels about Brixit and Boris Johnson. Knowing me a little guess how I think about it.

Laura Skinner
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Laura Skinner

My Prayers Sorry for Everyone’s loss

Jean Robbins
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Jean Robbins

My heart is broken for all these people and their families. I am so saddened to think our world is like this.May God help you through this

Robin Boner
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Robin Boner

It’s scary just knowing that anything can happen to any of us regardless we walk out our doors,or if we’re in a vehicle and or even sitting at home or somewhere bcuz of all the violence,u never know what could happen at any given time or any given place. It’s scary to let your kids/ grandkids,etc.play outside due to the violence. I’m not sure what to think of this world anymore but it’s crazy and alot worse than ever before. My condolences go out to the families from the shootings in elpaso and Ohio. May God bless u all. I’m… Read more »

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DAYS and GH Director Joe Behar Passes Away at 94

Joseph Behar was heavyweight director in daytime drama having worked on both Days of our Lives and General Hospital and now comes word of his passing. Behar passed away on June 26th at the age of 94.

According to his obit, he died at his home in Manhattan Beach, California.

Joe spent the the bulk of his career directing Days of Our Lives and General Hospital.  He actually directed the pilot episode of General Hospital back in 1963, then came back the ABC daytime drama series 30 years later to direct it for more than 10 more years,.

Along the way, he won 5 Daytime Emmys for his work on GH, and had won six overall throughout his career. He continued directing until his retirement back in 2005.

Behar’s career started on the Ernie Kovacs Show and he also directed Let’s Make a Deal. and more.

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He is survived by his wife, Carolyn and his sons, Jeffrey, Steven and Greg Behar and his grandchildren, Alex, Mallory, Niko and Lydia.

Watch an interview with Joe via the TV Academy on his career including working with Frances Reid (Ex-Alice, DAYS), the pace of directing in daytime and more below.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Joe and his family in the comment section.

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On Thursday, the highly-anticipated nine song set from General Hospital’s James Patrick Stuart (Valentin Cassadine) dropped  on Apple Music

The album entitled “Clean Slate” features the tracks: “Look Out Below”,  “My Funny Friend”, “Can U Feel Me?”, “World of Good”, “Don’t Tell Me”, “I Burn For You”, “Always Love You”, “Another Time”, and “My One and Only Love”.

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Fans of General Hospital, always love when James performs at the Nurses Ball’ but now here, Stuart delivers several original songs with his unique vocal style that make it unmistakable JPS.

Check out a preview of the album below.

Now, let us know if you will be adding “Clean Slate” to your playlists and more via the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Austin Reveals His True Identity

Leave it to many GH fans who guessed right as to just who Roger Howarth’s new character of Austin will turn out to be!  On Tuesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series, we learned the last name of the character who is related to the Quartermaine’s.

For weeks, Austin has seemed to be fixated on Michael Corinthos (Chad Duell) and the Q’s and now with this cliffhanger of a reveal we know why.

At a key family business meeting at the Q’s, Scott (Kin Shriner) who now seems in cahoots with Austin for a piece of the Quartermaine pie, brings Austin to the gathering.

 

When Austin arrives, Brook Lynn (Amanda Setton) looks none-to-pleased!  She clearly knows the guy.  When Michael struts up to Austin asking who he is and what is he doing here … Austin introduced himself as Austin Gaitlin-Holt.  Michael and everyone else look a bit perplexed as we fade to black.

However, GH history buffs know that Jimmy Lee Holt was the son of Edward Quartermaine and his mistress Beatrice LeSuer.  Jimmy Lee did some pretty reprehensible things while he was in Port Charles.  When he left he married Charity Gaitlin.  Upon the death of Edward Q. back in 2012, Jimmy Lee was left out of his inheritance.  Therein must lie some of the story…. and now Roger Howarth fans eagerly await to see how this new doctor in town and Quartermaine turns out to be.  Will he be a bad boy, or a misunderstood good guy?  We shall see.

So, what did you think of Austin being revealed to be Austin Gaitlin-Holt? Share your thoughts in the comment section, and also cast your vote in our poll on Roger’s new character below.

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