Wednesday, February 21, 2018
News Roundup

Efrem Zimbalist Jr., star of '77 Sunset Strip' and 'The FBI,' dies at 95

Efrem Zimbalist Jr., 95, the son of famous musical parents who established his own lasting celebrity in two of television's most popular series, 77 Sunset Strip and The FBI, died Friday in Solvang, Calif.

Walter R. Walsh, 106, a world-class marksman who shot clothespins off laundry lines as a boy and went on to become an FBI legend in shootouts with gangsters in the 1930s, an Olympic competitor and a trainer of generations of Marine Corps sharpshooters, died Tuesday in Arlington, Va. He was still winning handgun awards and coaching Olympic marksmen at 90.

Nan Rosenthal, 76, a curator who over three decades helped bring the 20th century to the National Gallery of Art in Washington and New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, died of heart failure April 27 in New York.

Hans Hollein, 80, a Pritzker Prize-winning architect who breathed witty postmodernist life into everything from buildings to pianos to tea trays, died April 24 in Vienna. His buildings, which stand around the world, were, by design, beyond category, commingling modernist and traditional aesthetics in sculptural, almost painterly ways.

Anthony Marriott, 83, who co-wrote a farce that became the longest-running comedy in the history of theater in England — No Sex Please, We're British — died April 17 in London.

Alistair MacLeod, 77, a Canadian writer whose only novel — composed over 13 years — brought him literary fame, a lucrative prize and a bottle of Scotch, died of a stroke April 20 in Windsor, Ontario. No Great Mischief was published in 1999 to rapturous reviews.

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High school scoreboard for Feb. 20

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Officers: When an active shooter attacks, survive by taking action

Officers: When an active shooter attacks, survive by taking action

LARGO — An Illinois teacher used confrontation. A campus safety monitor in Seattle attacked with pepper spray and physical force. An assistant football coach in Indiana shouted as he chased him into the woods.All were civilians who took down an activ...
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Florida lawmaker’s aide fired after saying outspoken Parkland students are actors

Florida lawmaker’s aide fired after saying outspoken Parkland students are actors

It bubbled up from the darkest online corners then began to take off: conspiracy theories about Parkland students who’ve spent the past week on TV demanding action on the gun violence that killed 17 and reawakened a national debate.By late Tuesday af...
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Under a new law, some public schools will be managed by companies. Pinellas is getting ready

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Career Q&A: Nut allergy is a serious workplace concern

Career Q&A: Nut allergy is a serious workplace concern

Q: My manager has recently started eating nuts at her desk, which is located right next to mine. Unfortunately, I have a serious nut allergy, so any contact with them could produce a life-threatening reaction. Even foods which contain tiny pieces of ...
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Lawsuit accuses FSU fraternity, national chapter of negligence in pledge’s death

Lawsuit accuses FSU fraternity, national chapter of negligence in pledge’s death

The parents of Andrew Coffey, the Florida State University student who died from alcohol poisoning after an apparent hazing episode last year, have sued the national Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity and nine of its members for their son’s death.Coffey, who wa...
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Cracking the peanut allergy; Clooneys inspire $2M celebrity donations to March For Our Lives; lawyer admits lying to Mueller team; more in U.S. news

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St. Petersburg regatta to Havana again buffeted by politics

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Fingerprint on Gatorade bottle leads to arrest of man, 23, in sexual assault of 71-year-old woman

Fingerprint on Gatorade bottle leads to arrest of man, 23, in sexual assault of 71-year-old woman

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