Important correction: Ubu was a black lab.
Oh my god, StvMg, I never would have made the connection between Alex's dead teenager friend and General Holden! I was a major Family Ties fan (without the videotaping, though) and Army Wives was a major guilty pleasure of mine until recently. Thanks for the trivia!
I didn't know he passed away, such good TV Family Ties and Brooklyn Bridge~
http://kenlevine.blogspot.com/ the entry for Tuesday June 25th has a great tribute to a legend!