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  • Funerary urns as modern art

    Funerary urns as modern art
    They may be cast in steel, assembled out of driftwood, machined on industrial lathes or hand-carved out of salt, but ultimately all of these urns have two common purposes: to contain and to heal. Rather than be burned, buried or sequestered in a...
  • Country music singer-songwriter Vern Gosdin dies

    Country music singer-songwriter Vern Gosdin dies
    Vern Gosdin, a singer-songwriter whose "Chiseled in Stone" was named the Country Music Assn.'s song of the year in 1989, has died. He was 70. FOR THE RECORD: An obituary in Wednesday's A section said the country music singer-songwriter was 70 when he...
  • PASSINGS: Al Martino, Donna Mae Mims, Steve Ferguson, Stephen Gately

    PASSINGS: Al Martino, Donna Mae Mims, Steve Ferguson, Stephen Gately
    Al Martino Singer had role in 'The Godfather' Al Martino, the singer who played the role of Johnny Fontane in "The Godfather," died Tuesday at his childhood home in suburban Philadelphia. He was 82. Martino died in Springfield, Pa., publicist Sandy...
  • Hindus urged to adopt 'green' cremation

    Hindus urged to adopt 'green' cremation
    VARANASI, India — Cremation fires crackle all day long on the chipped concrete steps of this riverside holy city, the blazes spewing ash and flakes over the mourners who crowd its famous piers. Sweating, bare-chested men stoke the funeral pyres,...
  • The unclaimed ashes of hard times

    The unclaimed ashes of hard times
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  • Family Says Funeral Home Gave Them Urn Filled With Cotton

    Family Says Funeral Home Gave Them Urn Filled With Cotton
    A Carnation family is suing a local funeral home after they say an urn that was supposed to contain a loved one's ashes was actually stuffed with a bag of wet cotton. The family of Allen Decker said after running a dairy farm near Duvall for more than 40...
  • Steve Levy: Leaderless in Suffolk?

     
    Given the puzzling decision of some editors here to have our "hyper-local" newspaper devote its cover for two straight days to fluffy wire stories about Barack Obama instead of the hate murder of a Hispanic immigrant in Patchogue, you......
  • CBS Sports mourns passing of executive Doug Towey

     
    CBS Sports is morning the death this Wednesday of long-time executive Doug Towey, who succumbed to cancer at age 61. The Hempstead native and Lloyd Neck resident was directly responsible for making "One Shining Moment" the quasi-official anthem of the.......
  • Wal-Mart wants to bury funeral homes

     
    No, this is not some kind of zany Halloween marketing hoax (at least that we know of): Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer is now selling... discount coffins. Not content to put the mom and pop stores out of business, the Bentonville, AR behemoth now...
  • Alleged conspirator in San Gabriel Valley arson attacks dies in France

     
    Tyler James Johnson, a Caltech graduate student who fled the U.S. after authorities identified him as an alleged conspirator in a case involving arson attacks at several San Gabriel Valley car dealerships six years ago, has died. He was 30.......