| Feb 8, 2011
| 6:30 AM
Laurie Ann (Lyons) Howell, 58, passed away peacefully Feb. 3, 2011, at home, surrounded by her family.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, at Boyne Falls School, with pastor Tim Wright of the Greensky Hill and...
| Jan 7, 2011
| 2:06 PM
When people don't want you to know what they are up to, they frequently talk in code. It's why mass firings became known as "enhanced separation packages" and why you can bet that before the year's out, there will be legislation to cut funding for...
| Apr 1, 2011
| 5:27 AM
NEW YORK -- Funeral services for former vice-presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro were held Thursday morning in New York.
The 9:30 a.m. service at the Church of Saint Vincent Ferrer was for family and friends and was closed to the press, a family...
| Mar 26, 2011
| 9:45 AM
Geraldine Ferraro, the first woman to run for vice president, has died of blood cancer after a 12-year battle, her family said Saturday. She was 75.
Ferraro, who was a Fox News contributor and a fixture on the national political stage ever since...
| Mar 26, 2011
| 10:57 AM
Geraldine Ferraro, the Democratic congresswoman who became the first woman on a major party presidential ticket as Walter Mondale's running mate in 1984, died on Saturday at the age of 75, her family said.
Ferraro died at Massachusetts General Hospital...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 9:00 PM
President Obama says the new Buffett Rule "is not class warfare," raising once again the question of why he and his party keep rowing back from one of the Democrats' most potent arguments.
They seem to have accepted the Republicans' pejorative definition...
| Dec 29, 2010
| 12:23 PM
This is our great high-minded issue of the year. The last week of December, the Independent ranks the top 10 stories of the past 12 months and pays tribute to the major figures in the community who passed away. The year-end retrospective can be joyful...
| Sep 18, 2011
Eleanor Mondale, the vivacious daughter of former Vice President Walter Mondale who was a television entertainment reporter, radio show host and occasional magnet for gossip, died Saturday at her Minnesota home, a family spokeswoman said. She was 51....
| Sep 17, 2011
| 12:55 PM
MINNESOTA (KTLA) -- Entertainment reporter and radio host Eleanor Mondale, the daughter of former Vice President Walter Mondale, died today of brain cancer in her Minnesota home. according to a spokeswoman representing the Mondale family.
She was 51. She...
| Sep 17, 2011
| 3:38 PM
Two deaths in the political world and the ironic thing they were both 51 years old.
Kara Kennedy Allen, the only daughter of late Senator Edward Kennedy reportedly died at a health club yesterday in Washington, D.C.
Allen was a survivor of lung cancer...
| Nov 5, 2011
Magician Michael Cantor's studio is a cheerful, open space, on the top floor of a clean white building not far from Television Hill in Woodberry.
It's not some sorcerer's cave or spooky, spider-webbed warehouse, but a bright, airy workman's office,...