Nick DeRiso is UCR's assistant managing editor. He was named columnist of the year five times by the Associated Press, Louisiana Press Association and Louisiana Sports Writers Association during a lengthy career in the newspaper industry, and previously oversaw a daily section that was named Top 10 in the nation by the AP.
35 Years Ago: Space Shuttle Challenger Breaks Apart on Live TV
We've been told that a nation watched in horror as the space shuttle exploded. But that's not exactly what happened.
Bill Withers Dies of ‘Heart Complications’ at 81
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Peter Tork of the Monkees Dies at 77
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Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, Has Died
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Charles Manson, Mass Murderer Who Twisted Beatles Lyrics, Is Dead
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Linkin Park Singer Chester Bennington Dies in Apparent Suicide
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Prince Dead at Age 57
Prince was one of music's most prolific, eccentric and influential performers over the last few decades.