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  1. 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: …

  2. Sports in brief

    Sports

    NBA Report: Cavs to sign Wiggins This year's No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins, part of trade rumors ever since the Cavaliers signed free agent LeBron James, is expected to sign with Cleveland this week, espn.com reported Sunday. …

  3. 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. …

  4. Yanks' Tanaka injures elbow

    Sports

    CLEVELAND — The Yankees' battered rotation may have suffered the most crucial loss of all. Rookie sensation Masahiro Tanaka, who is second in the AL with a 2.51 ERA, went on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation. He had an MRI exam in New York on Tuesday.  …

  5. 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. …

  6. Yankees acquire D'backs' McCarthy for ailing rotation

    Ml

    ATLANTA — The Yankees acquired help for their depleted rotation Sunday by trading for veteran RHP Brandon McCarthy from the Diamondbacks. Arizona is also sending New York cash in Sunday's deal for LHP Vidal Nuno.  …

  7. Review: 'Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space' a good read

    Books

    Full disclosure: I wanted to be Sally Ride. When I was a graduate student in physics, I applied to be an astronaut and would have joined NASA in 1978, along with Ride, if I had been chosen. I had a second chance to blast free from Earth when I became a finalist in the journalist-in-space competition — until the Challenger disaster in 1986 put an end to that contest. …

  8. Tony Gwynn and the story he never got to read

    The Heater

    I learned of Tony Gwynn's death, by coincidence, while on a trip to San Diego. …

  9. Tell Me About It: Separating creative license from emotions

    Relationships

    e from a writer's real emotions …

  10. Grass in Manaus green, one way or another

    World Cup

    MANAUS, Brazil — The grass at the Arena da Amazonia will be green for today's Italy-England game, naturally or artificially. …

  11. 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. …

  12. 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.  …

  13. After 17 years, Pinellas News editor and publisher writes weekly's obituary

    Business

    ST. PETERSBURG Robert Potter's run as editor and publisher of the Pinellas News is down to this: semicolons or commas? He's alone in his newsroom at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, doing one last read of the final edition. Any other week, he might have been done already. But this week, when he's done, it's over. …

  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. SoundCheck: Trombone Shorty, Anchor and Braille, Obituary

    Music & Concerts

    Anchor and Braille With Marksmen Details: 7 p.m. Sunday. Orpheum, 1902 Republica de Cuba Ave., Ybor City. $10. (813) 248-9500.  …

  20. Obituary ends homicide case

    Bizarre News

       When a body was found four miles offshore near Fort Lauderdale, homicide detective jumped on the case.    After identifying the man as 48-year-old Daniel Scott Lasky of Hickory, N.C., they found his obituary, SunSentinel.com reports. And one detail jumped out: “Burial will be at sea.”    Though weighted down, Lasky’s body slipped out of its wrappings and floated to the surface.

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