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Ross filmed more than 400 episodes of The Joy of Painting. He actually painted three different versions of each work for every show — but viewers only saw the one on screen. (File photo by Bob Ross Inc.)

Meet the real Bob Ross, a meticulous artist behind those happy trees

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Don’t be fooled by his mild PBS persona; the beloved painter was actually an exacting artist and businessman with — brace yourself — naturally straight hair.

Actor Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka in Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory in 1971. Wilder died Monday at 83.

Gene Wilder, star of ‘Willy Wonka’ and ‘Young Frankenstein,’ dies

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The actor and writer who brought his signature manic energy to comedy classics died at his home in Stamford, Conn., of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. He was 83.

4 carved Tlingit shields stolen from elementary school

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Juneau police are investigating a theft of four carved Tlingit shields that hung in the entryway of an elementary school.

Bacteria that causes botulism.

Science and cooking collide to fight botulism

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Scientists are trying to learn how to prevent botulism in seal oil, a main ingredient in many traditional Alaska Native foods.

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