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.
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Monkees Co-Founder Michael Nesmith Dead at 78
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Ron Wood Says He’s Beaten Cancer Again
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Lou Ottens, Inventor of the Audio Cassette, Dies at 94
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Neil Young Sells Half of His Catalog for a Reported $150 Million
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An intriguing pattern emerges, as Paul McCartney dominates this list.
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Even a group as celebrated as this one has a few tucked-away moments of brilliance.
Spencer Davis Dies of Pneumonia at 81
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