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Reubin Askew served as governor from 1971 to 1979; the Democrat championed racial equality and many government reforms. (Credit: Florida Governor's Mansion)

Former Governor Reubin Askew Dies At 85

Family says over the past three months he suffered from pneumonia, hip surgery and a stroke.

CBS Tampa–03/13/2014

2008 Democratic National Convention: Day 4

George McGovern Dies; Lost 1972 Presidential Bid

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — George McGovern once joked that he had wanted to run for president in the worst way — and that he had done so. It was a campaign in 1972 dishonored […]

CBS Tampa–10/22/2012

File photo of a hearse. (Photo by Ragnar Singsaas/Getty Images)

Funeral Homes Offer People Chance To Write Own Obituaries

Several funeral homes are offering future customers the chance to write their own obituaries.

10/08/2012

40th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Ceremony - Show

‘Moon River’ Crooner Andy Williams Dies at age 84

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — For the older — OK, squarer — side of the generation gap, Andy Williams was part of the soundtrack of the 1960s and ’70s, with easy-listening hits like “Moon River,” the […]

CBS Tampa–09/27/2012

Norman Sas, Electric Football Inventor, Dies at 87

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Norman Sas, a mechanical engineer who created electric football, a tabletop game with a vibrating metal field and unpredictable plastic players that captivated and frustrated children and nostalgic grown-ups […]

CBS Tampa–07/13/2012

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - MARCH 27: during practice for the IndyCar Series Honda Grand Prix of St.Petersburg on March 27, 2010 on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

Former St. Petersburg Mayor Dies

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (CBS Tampa) – According to the Tampa Bay Times, former St. Petersburg mayor C. Randolph “Randy” Wedding died Monday at the age of 77.

CBS Tampa–02/07/2012

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