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October 27, 2013

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Marcia Wallace, voice of ‘The Simpsons’ teacher Edna Krabappel, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marcia Wallace, the voice of Edna Krabappel on “The Simpsons,” has died.

“Simpsons” executive producer Al Jean said in a statement Saturday that her death is a terrible loss. He says Wallace’s “irreplaceable character,” the fourth-grade teacher who has to deal with Bart Simpson’s constant antics, would be retired from the show.

The longtime TV actress’ credits ranged from playing a wise-cracking receptionist on “The Bob Newhart Show” to appearances on Candice Bergen’s “Murphy Brown.”

Rarity for top teams to meet in World Series in era of expanded playoffs

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The teams with the best records in each league used to meet in the World Series every year.

Now it’s a rarity.

Boston and St. Louis are the first since 1999, when the New York Yankees swept Atlanta.

“You definitely have to be hot and play good baseball, maybe for a little bit longer,” Boston pitcher Jake Peavy said before his Game 3 start Saturday night.

From 1903 through 1968, the top teams had to meet in the World Series. There were no playoffs.

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