| Jan 7, 2008
| 12:32 PM
Nothing Matt Roth had experienced in his football career prepared him for this.
The third-year Miami Dolphin defensive end wrapped a lifetime's worth of losing into a four months last season, as the once-proud franchise dropped its first 13 games...
| Feb 25, 2008
Chatter bounces off the bare walls and checkered linoleum floor as Josh Pedaline and other Barack Obama supporters burn through their call sheets.
A map of Delaware County splays across a tabletop. Another table is laden with cookies, pretzels and...
| Jan 2, 2008
Fred Adams, a retired Drake University history professor, wandered across the street from his house for a neighborhood party the Sunday before Christmas -- 5-8 p.m., food and drinks -- where he spotted Tammy Gentry.
"I saw my opportunity," Adams said...
| Nov 4, 2009
Ex-governor of Louisiana
Dave Treen, 81, who in 1979 became the first Republican governor of Louisiana since Reconstruction but lost a reelection bid to the controversial Democrat Edwin Edwards four years later, died Thursday of complications...
| Oct 4, 2009
Peg Mullen, an author and former Iowa farm wife who hounded the U.S. military to find the truth about her son's death in Vietnam, has died. She was 92.
Family members said she died Friday at a nursing home in La Porte City, Iowa.
| Sep 4, 2009
CSUN English professor
Charles Kaplan, 90, the first chairman of the English department at what is now Cal State Northridge, died Aug. 22 of congestive heart failure at Dubose Wellness Center in Chapel Hill, N.C., said Jean Kaplan...
| Apr 27, 2009
Deborah Digges, a distinguished poet and memoirist who wrote lyrically and hauntingly about the challenges of everyday life, fell to her death April 10. She was 59.
Digges was found on the ground outside McGuirk Alumni Stadium at the University of...
| Jun 11, 2009
Jack Lewis, a decorated Marine Corps officer, screenwriter, pulp-novelist, occasional movie stuntman, co-founder of Gun World magazine and self-described "reporter, drunk, editor and hobo," has died. He was 84.
Lewis died May 24 of lung cancer in Hawaii,...
| Nov 23, 2008
Bob Jeter, a former University of Iowa halfback who was named most valuable player of the 1959 Rose Bowl and went on to play defensive back for the Green Bay Packers, died of a heart attack Thursday at his home in Chicago. He was 71 and had undergone...
| Apr 14, 2009
Harry Kalas, the longtime voice of baseball's Philadelphia Phillies who also had a familiar role as an announcer on NFL radio broadcasts and as the narrator of the league's action for NFL Films, died Monday. He was 73.
Kalas, who punctuated innumerable...
| Feb 27, 2009
Martin Eli Weil, a leading restoration architect and a past president of the Los Angeles Conservancy who was involved in the restoration of landmark structures such as the El Capitan Theatre and the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Storer House in the...
| Jan 16, 2009
W.D. Snodgrass, the prolific, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who had a nearly 40-year teaching career, has died in upstate New York. He was 83.
His family said he died Tuesday at his home in Erieville, N.Y., just east of Syracuse, after a four-month...