William Ziegler, a former firefighter with the New Orleans Fire Department, left the world with a bang a couple of weeks ago thanks to his colorful obituary.
In 1994, I was a sophomore at the University of Southern Mississippi and working between the student newspaper, the campus radio station and a local TV station. Somewhere along the way I met M.K. Turk, the greatest basketball coach in Southern Miss history. Here’s my story about a memorable trip to Tuscaloosa.
Many of us mourned the death of the Twinkie Friday. The Washington Post took things a step further and published an obituary. “Twinkies have survived the Depression, three major wars, the crumbling of the Berlin Wall, bankruptcy filings by the parent company and all the jokes about their post-apocalyptic staying power. But ultimately, Twinkies were […]
Woodie Assaf, the longest-serving TV weatherman in the nation, died yesterday. He was 92. Assaf worked at WLBT-TV in Jackson, Miss. from its inception in 1953 until 2001. I had the pleasure of working with Woodie at WLBT from 1998-1999. He was a warm, funny man who did not take himself too seriously. One of […]