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This March 14, 1992 photo provided by NBC shows announcer Don Pardo on the set of "Saturday Night Live."  Pardo, the durable television and radio announcer whose resonant voice-over style was widely imitated and became the standard in the field, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 in Arizona at the age of 96. (AP Photo/NBC, Al Levine)

Longtime ‘SNL’ announcer Don Pardo dies at 96

NEW YORK — Few would recognize his face, but most knew his voice: the booming baritone that for nearly four decades heralded “Saturday Night Live.”

Vermont Sen. Jeffords dies at age 80

MONTPELIER, Vt. – Former Vermont U.S. Sen. James Jeffords, who in 2001 tipped control of the …

Robin Williams reads "Stinky Cheese" to a group of children during a special children's program at the new main library in San Francisco in April 1996. (Bob Mcleod/San Francisco Examiner)

Williams loved the Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO – Robin Williams was everywhere in San Francisco, it seemed, as he made …