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  1. After notoriety, Marine's service is a quiet affair

    Human Interest

    A solemn procession of family, friends and even his dog wound there way through the grounds of the Bay Pines National Cemetery on Friday to pay tribute to Cpl. Robert Richards, a retired and decorated Marine from St. Petersburg. …

  2. Meet the man who saved JFK after the PT-109 sinking

    Perspective

    On a moonless night in summer 1943, a Japanese destroyer tore through a U.S. Navy patrol-torpedo boat guarding the waters around the Solomon Islands. The boat was PT-109, skippered by a young lieutenant from Massachusetts named John F. Kennedy. …

  3. Services planned for retired U.S. Marine from St. Petersburg

    Briefs

    Services for Cpl. Robert Richards, a retired and decorated Marine from St. Petersburg, will be held Thursday at Bay Pines National Cemetery.  …

  4. Tampa Baptist church cancels gay man's funeral

    Human Interest

    TAMPA — Julion Evans' family was gathered beside his casket when they got the call. His memorial service, scheduled to take place the next day at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, was not going to happen. The reason, they say: Evans was gay. …

  5. Death metal music brings Orpheum owner to life

    Music & Concerts

    As owner of the Ybor City music venue the Orpheum, Jerry Dufrain has seen everyone from rapper Ghostface Killah to indie-electronic group Little Dragon play his room. But one genre sticks out in the club's concert history: metal. The Orpheum has carved itself out as a heavy music haven by hosting national metal acts like Agalloch and Behemoth, and local pioneers like Obituary and Deicide. And on Aug. 23, it will be one of three stages for Southern Darkness Fest, which features more than 25 bands, including instrumental headliner Pelican. • Despite Tampa being a metal capital, Southern Darkness Fest is unique, said Dufrain, a promoter for the fest. There have been traveling tours and one-offs like Scion Rock Fest, which included the Orpheum as a participating venue, but not a locally grown metal festival, he said. A fan of metal and hardcore music who would see bands at CBGB as a teenager, he said, Dufrain talked with Tampa Bay Times staff writer Jimmy Geurts about Southern Darkness Fest, Tampa's metal history and his favorite metal shows at the Orpheum. …

  6. The Orpheum's Jerry Dufrain talks Southern Darkness Fest, Tampa death metal and more

    Sound Check

    As owner of the Ybor City music venue the Orpheum, Jerry Dufrain has seen everyone from rapper Ghostface Killah to indie-electronic group Little Dragon play his room. But one genre sticks out in the club's concert history: metal. …

  7. Ticket Window: 5 Seconds of Summer, Ben Folds, Randy Newman, Gov't Mule, Chicago and more

    Sound Check

    Another slew of Tampa Bay concerts have tickets going on sale, including a biggie way down the line -- Aussie boy band 5 Seconds of Summer in September 2015 at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre. But we'd be remiss if we didn't also that individual tickets to the Florida Orchestra's 2014-15 season go on sale Monday, and there are some great shows there -- like Ben Folds performing with the Orchestra on Nov. 7 at the Straz Center. Other highlights include tributes to the Rolling Stones (Oct. 17), Pixar films (Nov. 28-29), Nat King Cole (Feb. 14-15), John Williams (March 6-7), The Who (May 8) and a Radiohead-Brahms mash-up (Jan. 30). Click here for the Orchestra's full season schedule. …

  8. Bears suspend Bennett

    Sports

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — Tight end Martellus Bennett was suspended indefinitely by the Bears after an altercation in Monday's practice. …

  9. FSU, Miami named favorites to win ACC divisions

    College

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Florida State was an obvious choice as a favorite in one of the ACC's divisions. In the other, the pecking order was nowhere near that clear. Miami was the pick to win the cluttered Coastal Division despite receiving fewer first-place votes than two other teams. …

  10. James Garner, who reluctantly found fame on 'Maverick' and 'The Rockford Files', dies at 86

    The Feed

    James Garner, one of the first stars to find success in both TV and movies, died of natural causes at his Los Angeles home on Saturday. He was 86. You might know Garner from TV's Maverick, or The Rockford Files in the '70s. The Feed's Sean Daly, a Rockford Files fanatic, writes: …

  11. Did you read what Andy Meacham wrote about Dallas Laverne Bohrer in yesterday's paper?

    State

    If you didn't, here: GULFPORT — The celebrants trekked in a half-hour before sunset. Some carried coolers; a few had bug spray. …

  12. Obituaries also draw on life experience of the writer

    Perspective

    The extinguished torch. The anchor with a broken chain; the black-bordered condolence note or funeral invitation: just a few of the myriad ways we have marked death over time. They are all symbols trying to get at something. …

  13. A ghoulish job? Maybe, but obit writer's true task is to acknowledge a life

    Human Interest

    The week before I started the job, I sat at the kitchen table with my grandpa. I explained what I'd be doing, the best I could. Truthfully, I wasn't totally sure. Dead people. Obituaries.  …

  14. For decades, he chronicled the lives of others

    Obituaries

    ST. PETERSBURG — Craig Basse spent decades writing obituaries in the pages of the St. Petersburg Times. Civil rights leaders and celebrities. Jewelers, politicians and teachers. Saxophonists, philanthropists and librarians. He compressed their accomplishments into deft, newsy clauses. …

  15. Increasingly, pets pop up in obituaries, wills

    Pets

    When Anna Ruth Jones died in Durham, N.C., this month, her obituary listed a handful of cousins and special friends. But the most prominent survivor, the only one described as "cherished," was Sir Rufus of Iredell, her black and white cat. …

  16. Kids' dispute makes obit of mom, Josie Anello of Land O'Lakes, famous on Internet

    News

    LAND O'LAKES — Her sweetly smiling face appeared Feb. 14 in the obituaries of a local newspaper. …

  17. 1978 Pasco Times obituary may help settle estate in Germany

    Columns

    The front page of the April 26, 1978, Pasco Times is dominated by Dick Kelton's firing. And you thought John Gallagher had always been county administrator. …

  18. Times staff writer Andrew Meacham honored for his obituary writing

    News

    The Society of Professional Obituary Writers has awarded two prizes to St. Petersburg Times staff writer Andrew Meacham, who authors the newspaper's Epilogue feature. …

  19. Onward and upward, then finally downward

    Columns

    I enjoy a well-crafted obituary as much as the next man, and now that people of my own generation (what????) are appearing there, the obituary page becomes closer and closer to my heart. …

  20. Obit writer lived at top speed, did not fear death

    Obituaries

    ST. PETERSBURG — If the pain of the hundreds of grieving families she interviewed ever rubbed off on Romaine Kosharsky, she never showed it. …

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