Frank Quinn took a job in his early 20s as a 'jumper,' loading and unloading copies of The Detroit News onto delivery trucks, and parlayed that into a long, successful career in newspaper distributing.
New York — Peter Kaplan, the former editor of The New York Observer who hired a then-unknown Candace Bushnell to write a column called 'Sex and the City,' has died. He was 59.
— Jane Kean, a diverse performer who got her start in musical theater but was best known as Trixie alongside Jackie Gleason on a TV revival of 'The Honeymooners,' has died. She was 90.
San Francisco — Sylvia Browne, a psychic whose frequent appearances on shows such as 'Larry King Live' and 'The Montel Williams Show' made her a popular personality, has died at a hospital in San Jose, Calif., hospital officials confirmed on Thursday.
London — Doris Lessing emerged from a black cab outside her home in London one day in 2007 and was confronted by a horde of reporters. When told she had won the Nobel Prize, she blinked and retorted 'Oh Christ! … I couldn't care less.'
The author of the million-selling 'Junie B. Jones' children's series has died. Random House Books for Young Readers says Barbara Park died Friday at age 66 after a long battle with ovarian cancer.
After nearly 70 years of marriage, Robert Karoub's love for his wife was undeniable, family members say.
Before journalists turned to the Internet for information, they relied on copy editors: crusty, old-time newsmen who simply knew something about everything.
Retired Judge Willie Lipscomb Jr. never met a stranger.
Pittsburgh — Dr. George Magovern, a Pittsburgh cardiovascular surgeon who pioneered artificial heart valves, has died. He was 89.
Chicago — Award-winning chef Charlie Trotter, a self-taught culinary master whose eponymous Chicago restaurant elevated the city's cuisine and provided a training ground for some of the nation's other best chefs, has died at the age of 54.
Jeffrey Nardone inspired hundreds of journalism students with his passion, even beyond the school where he taught.
Betty Pollack wasn't so much a mom as a force of nature.
Chicago — William C. Lowe had a bold idea: IBM should develop a personal computer that could be mass marketed, expanding the company's reach beyond businesses and into people's homes.
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- Egypt's best known satirical poet dies at 84 - 01:46 PM
- Former Mississippi Gov. Bill Allain dies at 85 - 05:58 PM
- Reggae singer Junior Murvin dies in Jamaica - 04:21 PM
- Schiffrin, rebel of corporate publishing, dies - 03:50 PM
- Tigers' Dave Dombrowski still has dealing to do
- Big Ten title game isn't all about Ohio State - just ask Spartans
- Detroit-bought art at DIA worth between $452M and $866M
- Apparent signing of closer Joe Nathan solidifies Tigers' most vexing area
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- Doug Fister has 'world of mixed emotions' about leaving Tigers for Nationals
- Lions' Suh, Fairley will put the heat on Michigan's Todd Herremans in Eagles game
- Talk Tigers with Lynn Henning in a live chat today at 1 p.m.
- Detroit pensions fair game as bankruptcy begins
- GM to unveil the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 in Detroit
- Fitch: Detroit ruling won't spur flood of bankruptcies
- Eagles' Chip Kelly probably won't get his wish to avoid Lions' Calvin Johnson
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