Tag: Cocaine

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Metro

Pa. drug dealer to view daughter’s body in court

Tying ballons to a stuffed teddy bear during vigil for Mysharri Millender and Kahdejah Cammon-Perkins is Destynee Stewart who is Mysharri Millender’s cousin and went to elementary school with Cammon-Perkins. Cammon-Perkins, 18, and Millender, 17, were killed when the GMC Envoy SUV they were traveling in reportedly left Route 51 and traveled up an embankment, crashing in a wooded area Oct. 17. (Photo by J.L. Martello) PITTSBURGH (AP) — A convicted Pittsburgh drug dealer can have a private funeral viewing of his daughter’s body – in the courthouse, a federal judge ruled after prosecutors and marshals raised security and other concerns about letting the man go to a church funeral viewing.

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People

Musician JJ Cale dies; wrote Clapton, Skynyrd hits

In this June 5, 2004 photo, singer-songwriter J.J. Cale plays during the Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival in Dallas, Texas. Cale, whose best-known songs became hits for Eric Clapton with “After Midnight” and Lynyrd Skynyrd with “Call Me the Breeze,” has died. He was 74. Cale’s manager Mike Kappus said the architect of the Tulsa Sound died Friday, July 26, 2013 of a heart attack at Scripps Hospital in La Jolla, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File) If musicians were measured not by the number of records they sold but by the number of peers they influenced, JJ Cale would have been a towering figure in 1970s rock ‘n’ roll. His best songs like “After Midnight,” ”Cocaine” and “Call Me the Breeze” were towering hits — for other artists. Eric Clapton took “After Midnight” and “Cocaine” and turned them into the kind of hard-party anthems that defined rock for a long period of time. And Lynyrd Skynyrd took the easy-shuffling “Breeze” and supercharged it with a three-guitar attack that made it a hit.