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  • Stephen King writes post-Newtown essay on guns

    January 25, 2013 4:33 PM

    BANGOR, Maine - Horror writer Stephen King is seeking to provoke a discussion on gun control and gun rights following the school shooting massacre in Newtown, Conn. The Maine native is a gun owner. He calls for three "reasonable measures" to curb gun violence in an essay titled "Guns," released... more »
  • Co-writer of 'The Devil Went Down to Georgia' dies

    October 13, 2011 2:37 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A Charlie Daniels Band member and a co-writer of "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" has been killed in a car crash in Tennessee. A news release from the band says Joel "Taz" DiGregorio died Wednesday night in a crash on Interstate 40 west of Nashville.... more »
  • Writer James Kilpatrick dies at 89

    August 16, 2010 11:16 AM

    James J. Kilpatrick, who rose from cub reporter to become one of the South's most prominent newspaper editors and the nation's most widely syndicated political columnist, has died. He was 89. Kilpatrick's wife, Marianne Means, says he died Sunday night at George Washington University Hospital. Means says he was... more »
  • Writer found dead near Vienna, Louisiana

    April 3, 2010 5:28 PM

    A forensic pathologist reports that a heart attack killed a Ruston writer whose body was found in a remote pasture about two weeks after she was reported missing. Lincoln Parish Sheriff Mike Stone tells the Ruston Daily Leader that the report by Frank Peretti of Little Rock ends the... more »
  • Loyola launching Walker Percy center

    February 26, 2010 5:15 AM

    Loyola University in New Orleans has created a new center named after a major Louisiana literary figure. Loyola will launch the Walker Percy Center for Writing and Publishing on Wednesday, March 10. The university says its immediate plans for the center include purchasing a press to publish literary and academic... more »
  • '80s teen flick director John Hughes dies in NYC

    August 6, 2009 4:18 PM

    John Hughes, who directed many influential movies in the 1980s and penned many others, died Thursday of a heart attack in Manhattan, a spokeswoman said. He was in New York visiting family. Hughes directed many popular films, including "The Breakfast Club," "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," and "Sixteen Candles." He also... more »

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