| Feb 22, 2009
Stephen Kemp rummaged through a supply closet for a box of staples, being careful not to jostle the blue paper bags of cremated remains on the floor.
It's not a great spot for ashes, but he ran out of space long ago. In...
| Jan 23, 2010
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...
| Apr 30, 2009
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...
| Oct 14, 2009
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...
| Jun 15, 2009
It's not a subject that most people like to talk about, but some local funeral homes are adding options to burying a loved one. An eco-friendly version of urns and caskets are on display at Cook Family Funeral Home in Bainbridge Island. David Cook is...
| Sep 3, 2007
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,...
| Sep 14, 2008
When I heard that John McCain's running mate had children named Track, Willow, Bristol, Piper and Trig, I was floored. My reaction, like that of many of my acquaintances, was: Forget her views on religion, abortion, immigration or that bridge to nowhere,...
| Jul 4, 2007
At 4 p.m. on June 8, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa issued a terse statement announcing that he and his wife, Corina, were separating after 20 years of marriage.
Two hours later, Telemundo television anchor Mirthala Salinas delivered the story to...
| Dec 1, 2007
The low sunlight angling onto Howard Jones Field mimics in intensity the concentration of USC's football players as they hustle through late-afternoon practice. Signal calls, hand-clapping and the bellowing of coaches reverberate against the high walls of...
| Nov 26, 2009
| 2:34 PM
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- Basketball star Shaquille O'Neal paid for the funeral of a 5-year-old North Carolina girl after being moved by national news coverage of the case of Shaniya Davis, who police say was kidnapped and killed.
The Cleveland Cavaliers...
| Feb 9, 2007
The woman whose son is accused of escaping prison and taking country singer Crystal Gayle's tour bus to see her one last time has passed away, officials said Thursday.
Authorities said Christopher Daniel Gay, 33, escaped from a prisoner-transport van...
| Jan 14, 2009
It is with profound sadness that myphl17 reports the passing of Jerry Murray of the Murray Comic Brigade. Jerry passed away at Hahnemann University Hospital, January 12, 2009. Funeral arrangements have not been announced. Myphl17 offers sincerest...