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Lewis Katz in file photo (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Obit: Philadelphia Inquirer Co-Owner Katz Dies At 72 

Lewis Katz, a self-made man who built his fortune in New York parking lots, billboards and cable TV, and went on to buy the NBA’s New Jersey Nets, NHL’s New Jersey Devils and The Philadelphia Inquirer, died in a weekend plane crash. He was 72.

06/01/2014

1 SEP 1960:  PETER RADFORD CROSSES THE FINISH LINE TO WIN HIS FIRST HEAT IN THE 100 METRES BEATING F. BUDD BY A WHISKER WITH E. OZOLIN IN THIRD PLACE AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES IN ROME. 
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Local Olympic Sprinter And Villanova Alumnus Dead At 74

Olympic sprinter and former 100-meter dash world record holder Frank Budd has died at 74.

05/02/2014

NEW YORK - MARCH 20: (U.S. TABLOIDS AND HOLLYWOOD REPORTER OUT)  Actor Steven Van Zandt (C) with original Comets (L-R) Johnny Grande, Joe D'Ambrosio, Dick Richards, Franny Beecher and Marshall Lytle attend a special screening of "Blackboard Jungle" to kick off a series of "Rock is Fifty" events at the MoMA on March 20, 2005 in New York City.   (credit: Peter Kramer/Getty Images)

Rock Guitarist Franny Beecher Dies In Philadelphia Area Nursing Home

Franny Beecher, lead guitarist for Bill Haley and the Comets, which helped kick off the rock and roll era with the hit “Rock Around the Clock” in 1955, has died. He was 92.

02/25/2014

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Swimming Champ Turned Movie Star Dies At 91

Williams’ publicist Harlan Boll says she died early Thursday in her sleep.

06/06/2013

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Woman Believed To Be NJ’s Oldest Resident Dies

Relatives say Melva Cadmus Radcliffe, who was 111 years old, died Friday.

09/04/2012

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