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  1. Ground Truth: In Dozier's neglected cemetery, a search for lost boys and the reasons why they died

    Human Interest

    MARIANNA — The darkness started to fall on the pines and the kudzu-covered fields and on the little cemetery when a thundercloud erupted in the distance, and everybody down in the graves stopped digging and looked up at the sky. "Was that thunder?" one of them asked. The last thing they needed was more rain, because more rain meant more mud and more mud would make it much more difficult to get the bones out of the ground intact and in time for the evening news. …

  2. Breaking news: Kirk Douglas lives! Obituary was false alarm

    The Juice

    Calm down, Twitter. Kirk Douglas is still alive, so save those #RIPs for another day. After People magazine erroneously published the actor’s obituary, the Internet flipped out, prompting Douglas to tell USA Today, “The announcement of my death is premature. I’m looking forward to turning 98 next week.” …

  3. Fiery lawyer Jonathan Alpert, noted for suing banks and the Bucs, dies at 69

    Human Interest

    TAMPA — Jonathan Louis Alpert built a reputation for feistiness soon after setting up his law practice in 1986. …

  4. Countering Aaron Rodgers and Hans and Franz: Five wrestlers who could help the Bucs vs. Packers

    Bucs

    Before professional wrestling appeared regularly on cable television, its main avenue into homes was nationally syndicated programming on weekend mornings. On these taped shows, it was rare to see stars go head-to-head. Instead, you saw "squash" matches in which an established wrestler would dominate some no-name who looked as though he had just been pulled from the local Gold's Gym. …

  5. This week in Tampa: 97X Next Big Thing, The Band Perry, Charlie Daniels and more

    Sound Check

    If it's the first week of December, it must be time for 97X Next Big Thing, with Fall Out Boy, Young the Giant, Alt-J, New Politics (above) and more in Vinoy Park. That's far and away the biggest musical event happening this weekend, but it's not the only one. After the jump, Ray Roa can fill you in on concerts by the Band Perry, Charlie Daniels, Skinny Puppy, Benjamin Booker, Peabo Bryson, Taylor Dayne, Ruben Studdard, Jennifer Holliday, Jo Dee Messina, Paul Thorn, Obituary, Arctic, the Travelin' McCourys, Death, Rockapella, Jim Brickman, Blood on the Dance Floor, Issues, Dan Bern and more...  …

  6. Player in Eatonville development charged with benefits fraud

    Courts

    TAMPA — The managing partner for a proposed $200 million car, yacht and jet mart pleaded poverty and got a public defender this week in U.S. District Court, where he is accused of stealing $29,400 in veterans benefits meant for his late mother. …

  7. Pitt RB tops Jameis Winston as ACC player of the year

    College

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Pittsburgh running back James Conner was named ACC player of the year Wednesday, beating out last year's winner, FSU's Jameis Winston, by three votes.  …

  8. Mariners close to deal with slugger Cruz

    Sports

    SEATTLE — The Mariners are on the verge of landing the right-handed slugger they were seeking. Free agent Nelson Cruz and Seattle are nearing a contract agreement, the Associated Press reported Monday. El Caribe in the Dominican Republic reported that the deal was worth $57 million for four years.  …

  9. Hernando letters: Help children's charity in license plate drive

    Letters

    Help charity in its license plate drive …

  10. Red Sox get busy trying to buy their way out of AL East cellar

    Sports

    SAN FRANCISCO — The last time the Red Sox went on a spending spree, they tumbled into last place. They're hoping for a different ending this time. …

  11. Gilbert Gottfried talks about his signature voice, Old Hollywood, watching comics die and more

    Sound Check

    For a long time, Gilbert Gottfried has been a sound. A grating, nasally nails-on-a-chalkboard sound that every listener identified as an antagonist before they even put together the words of his characters, from adoption agents with questionable ethics to evil parrots of would-be usurpers. …

  12. Third and a first for Cy Young

    Sports

    NEW YORK — Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was a unanimous choice for his third NL Cy Young Award, and the Indians' Corey Kluber edged the Mariners' Felix Hernandez to win the AL honor for the first time in voting announced Wednesday.  …

  13. McDonald's domestic violence charges dropped

    Sports

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The Santa Clara County district attorney's office said Monday it declined to file charges against 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald in an investigation into domestic violence stemming from his Aug. 31 arrest. …

  14. Randy Newman talks writing for Pixar, confounding his critics, singing the N-word and more

    Sound Check

    Randy Newman has a lot to say -- and not just in his lyrics, although there's a lot in there, too. The legendary pop songwriter and Hollywood composer is full of thoughts on the human condition, both light and dark, somber and joyous, and he's not afraid to let them fly in an interview. …

  15. This week in Tampa: Heart, Ben Folds, Randy Newman, Phillip Phillips, Primus and more

    Sound Check

    We've got one of those weeks again. One of those crazy, all-encompassing weeks on the musical calendar where every night is jam-packed with so much music we don't even know where to begin. And if you love troubadours, singer-songwriters and artists who pay homage to the American songwriting canon, just forget about it -- this week is completely overloaded with talent. So we might as well dive in. …

  16. Interview: Randy Newman — Woody or Buzz? And other insights

    Music & Concerts

    No one in the history of popular music has made us feel as good about ourselves, and as ashamed of ourselves, as Randy Newman. It's why he's in the Disney Legends club and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It's also why, as he approaches his 71st birthday, the singer-songwriter-composer is still an acquired taste. …

  17. 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. …

  18. 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.  …

  19. 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. …

  20. 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. …

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