I woke-up to surprising and sad news that the lovely Dixie Carter has died. Certainly this is a heart-breaking loss to her family. As a fan, I will miss her. Like so many I will remember her wonderful portrayal of the sassy, smart, intelligent and hilarious Julia Sugarbaker on "Designing Women". In a world that often sterotypes Southerners as racist hicks, batting mosquitoes off their sweaty arm-pits, Dixie Carter's Julia Sugarbaker was as smart and sophiticated, as she was beautiful. We are going to miss her.