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  1. Couple blame heroin overdose in teen daughter's obituary


    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.  …

    A high school graduation picture of Alison Shuemake, center, and her parents Fred Shuemake, left, and Dorothy McIntosh Shuemake, rests on a table at her parents' home, in Middletown, Ohio. Dorothy and Fred Shuemake are drawing attention to the deadly heroin problem by citing the drug in their daughter's obituary. Alison Shuemake, 18, died Aug. 26, after a suspected heroin overdose.  [Associated Press]
  2. Woman's request in obituary: Don't vote for Hillary Clinton


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  3. 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. …

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


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

    Joseph Martin Joeb was a quirky and curmudgeonly artist, author and educator.
  5. 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.” …

  6. Funeral set for Saturday for 11-year-old Bradenton girl found in freezer


    BRADENTON — Funeral services for an 11-year-old girl whose body was found in a relative's freezer have been scheduled. Janiya Thomas' funeral will be Saturday, according to local news.  …

    This arrest photo provided by the Manatee County Sheriff's Office shows Keishanna Thomas in custody on Friday, Oct. 16, 2015. Thomas' daughter Janiya Thomas, 11, was found inside a freezer in her grandmother's garage. Keishanna Thomas was taken into custody after police say she refused to answer questions about her daughter's whereabouts. [Manatee County Sheriff's Office via AP]
  7. Boards for Bros honors a memory


    TAMPA — In Matthew Woods' 2014 obituary, the 23-year-old's family asked well wishers to send donations, in lieu of flowers, to Boards for Bros, a non-profit that helps kids get the supplies and lessons they need to learn to skateboard.  …

    Matthew Woods, 23, was considered to be the mascot of Skatepark of Tampa. He was killed in a wreck last January.
  8. SoundBytes: DJ Jazzy Jeff, Tone Loc, Corrosion of Conformity and more

    Sound Check

    -- DJ Jazzy Jeff may be gearing up for a big tour with the Fresh Prince next year, but first, he'll be in Curtis Hixon Park on Dec. 12, performing at the fifth annual Winter Wonder Ride. He'll headline a party in the park after the bicycle ride. Tickets to the ride start at $50; access to the park and festival alone is just $10. Click here for details. …

  9. Obituaries


    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. …

  10. Colbert writes Jeb's obituary over 'act of love' comment

    The Buzz

    Colbert on Jeb Bush's "act of love": On a more serious note, the Wall Street Journal editorial page likes Bush's message.

  11. Sports in brief


    Soccer Americans tie 0-0 at Trinidad PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad — Gyasi Zardes' header hit the crossbar early in the second half and the United States finished with a 0-0 tie against Trinidad and Tobago in Group C of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying semifinals Tuesday. …

  12. Obituaries


    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. …

  13. 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. …

  14. Sports in brief


    Soccer Game canceled because of security threat BRUSSELS — Belgium called off today's scheduled exhibition against Spain after the government raised the security threat level amid an investigation related to last week's Paris attacks. …

  15. 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.
  16. Obituaries


    Herb Ellis, 88, a jazz guitar virtuoso who swung hard behind such jazz luminaries as Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong and Stan Getz and was a member of the celebrated Oscar Peterson Trio in the 1950s, died March 28, 2010, at his home in Los Angeles. In a career that spanned six decades, the Texas-born Mr. Ellis was regarded as one of the finest jazz guitar soloists. Innovative guitarist Les Paul said, "If you're not swinging, he's gonna make you swing." …

  17. Obituaries


    Ella Mae Johnson, 106, a former social worker who attended Barack Obama's inauguration in her wheelchair shortly after her 105th birthday, died Monday (March 22, 2010) in Cleveland. She experienced and overcame racial prejudice in America throughout the last century. She said she saw Obama as sending a message that goes deeper than just setting an example of what blacks can accomplish. "I want my children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren to be able to say, 'She was there,' " she said. …

  18. Sports in brief


    tennis djokovic, federer in semis LONDON — Novak Djokovic reached the semifinals of the ATP World Tour Finals by extending his dominance over Tomas Berdych, 6-3, 7-5 Thursday in their last round-robin match to stay on course for a fourth straight title.  …

  19. Obituaries


    Bob Biniak, 51, whose daring and innovative skateboarding style as one of the original Dogtown Z-Boys helped revitalize the pursuit in the 1970s, died Feb. 25, 2010, in Jacksonville Beach, four days after having a heart attack. As he pioneered vertical skateboarding in the then-new terrain of empty swimming pools, Mr. Biniak's favorite spot in the mid 1970s was a pool behind a Beverly Hills mansion that was called keyhole, for its shape. It was one of dozens the skaters essentially commandeered. "He was very cool and really fun to be with," said Stacy Peralta, a filmmaker and fellow Z-Boy who chronicled their exploits in the 2001 documentary Dogtown and Z-Boys. …

  20. Obituaries


    Kermit Tyler, 96, an American pilot who dismissed initial reports of what turned out to be the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, died Jan. 23, 2010, in San Diego. He had suffered two strokes in the past two years. Mr. Tyler was on duty Dec. 7, 1941, when two privates reported a large blip on their radar screen. Mr. Tyler famously responded, "Don't worry about it," thinking it was a flight of U.S. B-17 bombers. Those words haunted him for years, though congressional committees and military inquiries that looked into what happened at Pearl Harbor did not find him at fault. …

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