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  1. Philadelphia Eagles fan gets last laugh with obituary

    Bucs

    PORT REPUBLIC, N.J. — A New Jersey man has taken a parting shot at the Philadelphia Eagles in his obituary. Jeffrey Riegel died last Friday. Before his death, the 56-year-old Port Republic, New Jersey, man promised friends a funny message in his obituary.  …

    In this Nov. 22, 2015, file photo, a fan wears a paper bag on his head in the stands of Lincoln Financial Field during the second half of an NFL football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Bucs in Philadelphia. [AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File]
  2. Music Planner: Busch Gardens gets wistful with Jason Isbell, John Hiatt; Obituary comes home

    Music

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    Tampa death metal icons Obituary are performing at the Orpheum on Sunday, March 19.
  3. Tampa man calls neighbor over to car, fatally shoots him, police say

    Crime

    TAMPA — Matthew Downey and his wife were standing in an alley near their home at Westshore Yacht Club on Saturday night when a neighbor called them over to his car. Then, a flash of gunfire. Moments later, the 57-year-old father of three was dead.  …

    Brian Baker has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting of Matthew J. Downey, both 57, about 10:15 p.m. Saturday.
  4. Charles Bradley, acclaimed Florida soul singer, dies at 68

    Sound Check

    Acclaimed Florida R&B powerhouse Charles Bradley, whose raw, pained voice earned him the nickname the Screaming Eagle of Soul, has died of cancer at 68, his representatives announced Saturday. …

    Charles Bradley performed at the 2016 Gasparilla Music Festival.
  5. Tampa girl, 4, dies of gunshot reaching for candy

    News

    TAMPA — One day last week, 4-year-old Yanelly Zoller reached into her grandmother's purse looking for candy, her father says. Instead, she found a gun. She accidently pulled the trigger and was shot in the chest. …

    Yanelly Zoller, also known as Nelly, snuggles with her grandfather’s dog, Venus. “She loved to help daddy work on the car,” her father, Shane Zoller, 22, said.
  6. Gronkowski, Amendola ready to go

    Sports

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, who has been slowed by an injured groin he previously said was "nothing serious," said he expects to play Sunday against the Texans. "Am I good to go? Yeah, I'm good to go," Gronkowski said Friday. "I'm ready." …

  7. Obituary says Richmond woman chose death over voting for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump

    Nation

    Mary Anne Noland's obituary certainly seems to be a slam against Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. It reads: "Faced with the prospect of voting for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, Mary Anne Noland of Richmond chose, instead, to pass into the eternal love of God." …

    Mary Anne Noland, 68, died Sunday. Her obituary says, ""Faced with the prospect of voting for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, Mary Anne Noland of Richmond chose, instead, to pass into the eternal love of God." Her husband, Jim, explains it wasn't really a slam against the candidates, but rather a joke among her family. [Billey Funeral Home]
  8. Couple blame heroin overdose in teen daughter's obituary

    Nation

    MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Confronted with the sudden death of their 18-year-old daughter, Fred and Dorothy McIntosh Shuemake made a defiant decision: they would not worry about any finger-pointing, whispers or family stigma.  …

    Dorothy McIntosh Shuemake, mother of Alison Shuemake, is interviewed at her home, in Middletown, Ohio. Alison Shuemake, 18, died Aug. 26, after a suspected heroin overdose when she and her partner were found unresponsive at their home and needles were present nearby. [Associated Press]
  9. FSU's Jimbo Fisher understands hurricane disruption

    Sports

    Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher says his coaches, players, and their families have safely experienced Hurricane Irma, and are moving forward toward getting back into the swing of the season. …

    Jimbo Fisher went through hurricanes Katrina and Rita as an assistant at LSU in 2005.
  10. SoundBytes: Ookay, Branford Marsalis, Whitechapel and more

    Sound Check

    -- DJ and producer Ookay is coming to the Ritz Ybor on Oct. 13, alongside Fox Stevenson. Click here. …

    Ookay
  11. Obituary's Donald Tardy talks Florida Metal Fest: 'We just want Tampa to have a great festival'

    Sound Check

    A dozen years ago, John and Donald Tardy bought the website FloridaMetalFest.com. They weren’t staging a festival or anything. All they knew was that someday, somehow, they eventually would. …

    Obituary
  12. Florida Metal Fest: Schedule, set times for Obituary, Deicide, Corrosion of Conformity and more

    Sound Check

    We're long overdue for a death metal festival in Tampa. Thankfully, next weekend brings the Florida Metal Fest, featuring two of the city's own death metal heroes, Obituary and Deicide, as well as out-of-towners like Corrosion of Conformity (above), Trouble, Madball and more. …

  13. Woman's request in obituary: Don't vote for Hillary Clinton

    Humaninterest

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  14. Florida Metal Fest: Obituary, Deicide, more coming to Cuban Club in Tampa

    Sound Check

    Could it be? Is this the all-encompassing Tampa death metal festival fans have been waiting for their whole lives? Two of Tampa's "big four" of death metal bands, Obituary, above, and Deicide, are slated to headline the inaugural Florida Metal Fest, Jan. 30 at the Cuban Club in Ybor City. …

    The fantastic logo for the Florida Metal Fest. Please, someone, put this on a T-shirt.
  15. The Reading File: Excerpts from interesting articles

    Columns

    Coming back from death …

  16. Obituaries

    Incoming

    Allan R. Sandage, 84, who spent his life measuring the universe, becoming the most influential astronomer of his generation, died of pancreatic cancer on Nov. 13 in San Gabriel, Calif. Over more than six decades, he wrote more than 500 papers, ranging across the cosmos, covering the evolution and behavior of stars, the birth of the Milky Way galaxy, the age of the universe and the discovery of the first quasar, not to mention the Hubble constant, a famously contested number that measures the rate of expansion of the universe. …

  17. Joseph M. Joeb, former Hillsborough teacher, beloved curmudgeon, pens his own obituary

    Obituaries

    TAMPA — It would surprise no one who knew Joseph M. Joeb that he wrote his own obituary. Or how he wrote it. …

    Mr. Joeb wrote in his obituary that he was “politically incorrect, curmudgeonly, a fan of shaggy dog stories and elephant jokes.”
  18. Obituaries

    News

    Marina Semyonova, 102, the Bolshoi Ballet's prima ballerina during the Soviet era, died in Moscow on Wednesday (June 9, 2010) just a few days after her birthday. She performed with the Bolshoi from 1930 until 1952. Her repertoire included Princess Florine in Sleeping Beauty, Odette-Odile in Swan Lake, and title characters in Raymonda, Giselle and La Esmeralda. In 1937, her husband, Lev Karakhan, a senior Soviet diplomat, was executed as part of Josef Stalin's purges. …

  19. Obituaries

    Obituaries

    Chris Haney, 59, a former Canadian journalist whose fascination with entertaining, barely useful tidbits of information led him to co-create the bestselling board game Trivial Pursuit, died Monday (May 31, 2010) in Toronto. He had been in poor health the past two years with kidney and circulatory problems, said Scott Abbott, who created the game with Haney more than 30 years ago. Before data hounds had Google, there was Trivial Pursuit, a board game that elevated the acquisition of a wide range of arcane knowledge to a coveted social skill. …

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    Obituaries

    Guenter Wendt, 86, a driven and disciplined engineer who ran operations at the launchpad before some of America's most celebrated space missions, died May 3 in Merritt Island. He had congestive heart failure and complications from a stroke. …

    Guenter Wendt, the original pad leader for NASA’s manned space program, coaxes a smile out of astronaut John Glenn after a mission was scrubbed.

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