Thursday, November 23, 2017
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Alton White, civil rights leader who loved ‘every blade of grass in Tampa,’ dies at 77

Alton White, civil rights leader who loved ‘every blade of grass in Tampa,’ dies at 77

TAMPA — Born into the civil rights movement, Alton Maurice White Sr. embraced it as his own while playing college football in Tallahassee.He brought his passion home to Tampa and, for decades, played a guiding role in advancing the cause.By his count...
Published: 11/22/17
Teen idol David Cassidy, ‘Partridge Family’ star, dies at 67

Teen idol David Cassidy, ‘Partridge Family’ star, dies at 67

David Cassidy, the former star of "The Partridge Family" TV hit of the 1970s and a reluctant teen idol to the boomer generation, died Tuesday evening of liver failure, his publicist confirmed. He was 67.The singer and actor died in Fort Lauderdale af...
Published: 11/21/17
Epilogue: The Divine Miss Em - loud, proud and Broadway-bound

Epilogue: The Divine Miss Em - loud, proud and Broadway-bound

ST. PETERSBURG – You could never sing solo, when Emma Couture was around. Even if you were humming softly to yourself, she would jump in and belt along. That girl couldn’t remember to turn in her biology homework, but she knew every word to every Bro...
Published: 11/20/17
Updated: 11/21/17
Della Reese, of TV’s ‘Touched by an Angel,’ has died at 86

Della Reese, of TV’s ‘Touched by an Angel,’ has died at 86

LOS ANGELES — Della Reese, the actress and gospel-influenced singer who in middle age found her greatest fame as Tess, the wise angel in the long-running television drama "Touched by an Angel," has died at age 86. Reese’s co-star on the series, Roma ...
Published: 11/20/17
AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young dead at 64

AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young dead at 64

Malcolm Young, the AC/DC co-founder whose brash guitar riffs, tight songwriting and live-wire personality defined an era of rock ‘n’ roll, has died. He was 64.AC/DC announced his death on its Facebook page Saturday. The time, location and cause of hi...
Published: 11/18/17
Ferdie Pacheco, the ‘Fight Doctor’ and Muhammad Ali’s physician, dead at 89

Ferdie Pacheco, the ‘Fight Doctor’ and Muhammad Ali’s physician, dead at 89

Ferdie Pacheco’s final regret might be that someone else wrote his obituary — someone who didn’t know, as he did, how great he was."He had no self-doubt," his daughter Tina Pacheco said with a laugh. "He will be mad at me."She laments that it will ta...
Published: 11/16/17
Updated: 11/17/17

Published: 11/13/17

Published: 11/10/17
Parker Thomson, defender of the First Amendment, dies at 85

Parker Thomson, defender of the First Amendment, dies at 85

Prominent First Amendment attorney and Miami arts pioneer Parker Thomson died Friday. He was 85.Before he was a partner at law firm Hogan Lovells, the Harvard-trained attorney teamed up with fellow Harvard grad Dan Paul to form Paul & Thomson. From 1...
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Epilogue: Ray Emmons, early Clearwater police investigator of Scientology, dies at 75

Epilogue: Ray Emmons, early Clearwater police investigator of Scientology, dies at 75

CLEARWATER — Ray Emmons was an experienced vice and intelligence sergeant with the Clearwater Police Department in 1981 when he began the assignment that would become his legacy.By then, the mysterious group that arrived six years earlier and bought ...
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