and adopted by Jack and Frances Hager, a Methodist minister and a schoolteacher. As teenagers, they sang on a Saturday morning WGN-TV series targeting others in their age group.

They attended Maine Township High School in Park Ridge (Class of 1959), one year ahead of Harrison Ford and a few more years ahead of Hillary Clinton.

After leaving the military, the Hager brothers moved to California and performed at the Ledbetter's Night Club in Los Angeles with The Carpenters, The New Christy Minstrels, John Denver, Steve Martin and Kenny Rogers.

While it has been easy to see the headline goings-on in the lead-up to the election campaign proper - you can barely blink before something else happens - beneath the leadership froth more fundamental things are underway.

The first TV leaders debate of the year on Three's The Nation this morning was full of zingers and a reminder of the diverse and vital political views our minor parties offer, at a time when their relevance has suddenly dwindled.

They did a lot of fundraisers and were supportive of young people who were ill," Lovullo said. 30, 1941, in Chicago and were adopted by Jack and Frances Hager, a Methodist minister and a schoolteacher. Their job at Disneyland got them noticed by Buck Owens, who signed them on.

They began their singing careers in the church choir, moving on to performing on a local TV station as teenagers on Saturday mornings.

and was a friend of Hager's, said Hager was found dead in his apartment in Nashville in Friday morning.

He was in his bed and apparently died in his sleep.

They first came to national prominence on the CBS television series Hee Haw, on which both were cast members from 1969 The brothers were featured in the second preview issue of Playgirl, February, 1973.

My first experience with salsa happened in 1973, in a small roadside spot along the highway to Ensenada. My first experience with salsa happened in 1973, in a small roadside spot along the highway to Ensenada.

The question this election is - what do they spend the money on? Peter Dunne's resignation reinforces the sense that generational change is coming. The policy dimension of the election appears to be about the concerns with past restraints on government spending and the consequential social failures.