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Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of the Cranberries, dies at 46

Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of the Cranberries, dies at 46

Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of the Irish rock band the Cranberries, died Monday in London. She was 46.Her death was announced by her publicist, who did not specify the cause."Irish and international singer Dolores O’Riordan has died suddenly in Lo...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Rebellious Jesuit John Kaack, who forged lifelong relationships with students, dead at 73

Rebellious Jesuit John Kaack, who forged lifelong relationships with students, dead at 73

TAMPA — John Kaack was known to curse in public and enjoy a beer.At sporting events, when calls didn’t go his team’s way, his was among the loudest voices in the crowd, often with harsh words for the referee.Kaack was also a Jesuit priest who, in par...
Published: 01/10/18
Gene Smith, St. Pete’s ‘9th council member,’ dies at 68

Gene Smith, St. Pete’s ‘9th council member,’ dies at 68

ST. PETERSBURG— They called him the "ninth council member" around city hall. He leaves behind colorful memories that do not face any term limits.Gene Smith, 68, was found dead in his Fifth Street N apartment on Monday morning, according to St. Peters...
Published: 01/09/18
Updated: 01/10/18
Epilogue: Pat Archibald was the force behind Perkins Elementary’s renaissance

Epilogue: Pat Archibald was the force behind Perkins Elementary’s renaissance

When Pat Archibald first arrived at Perkins Elementary in the early 1990s, 150 students were no-shows.In that time of desegregation, white families from Woodlawn and Pinellas Park refused to have their children bused to Perkins, a neighborhood school...
Published: 01/05/18
Thomas S. Monson, president of Mormon church, dies at 90

Thomas S. Monson, president of Mormon church, dies at 90

SALT LAKE CITY — For more than 50 years, Thomas S. Monson served in top leadership councils for the Mormon church — making him a well-known face and personality to multiple generations of Mormons. A church bishop at the age of 22, the Salt Lake City ...
Published: 01/03/18
There will be no Z for mystery author Sue Grafton, who died at 77

There will be no Z for mystery author Sue Grafton, who died at 77

Sue Grafton almost made it to Z.Ms. Grafton, the author of the bestselling "alphabet" series of mysteries that began in 1982 with A Is for Alibi, died Thursday night at her home in Santa Barbara, Calif., of cancer. She was 77.Her 25 mystery novels ab...
Updated one month ago

Rose Marie, co-star of ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show,’ dies at 94

LOS ANGELES - Rose Marie, an actress, singer and comedian best known for portraying the wise-cracking Sally Rogers in the popular 1960s sitcom "The Dick Van Dyke Show," died Thursday, according to her agent and official web site. She was 94.Marie die...
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Remembering Dick Enberg, a broadcasting star and special person

Remembering Dick Enberg, a broadcasting star and special person

On a late February Sunday afternoon in 1989, Duke and Arizona played a basketball game in the New Jersey Meadowlands that was telecast on NBC.Dick Enberg and Al McGuire worked the game. It was their 12th season together, and they had become close fri...
Updated one month ago
Cardinal Bernard Law, central figure in Catholic Church abuse scandal, dies at 86

Cardinal Bernard Law, central figure in Catholic Church abuse scandal, dies at 86

BOSTON — Cardinal Bernard Law, the disgraced former archbishop of Boston whose failures to stop child molesters in the priesthood sparked what would become the worst crisis in American Catholicism, has died, a church official said Tuesday. He was 86....
Updated one month ago
Ybor City remembers Ferdie Pacheco, a true ‘Tampaiño’

Ybor City remembers Ferdie Pacheco, a true ‘Tampaiño’

TAMPA — The speakers at Dr. Ferdie Pacheco’s memorial on Thursday evening were asked to keep their remarks to under 10 minutes, and to refrain from using profanity.They all thought that was pretty funny, of course."Like Ferdie ever spoke for less tha...
Updated one month ago