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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How Neal Schon Made Peace With Jonathan Cain to Revive Journey
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Neil Young Sells Half of His Catalog for a Reported $150 Million
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Song actually began life along a lonesome country highway outside Montgomery, Ala.
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They inevitably channeled grief over his murder into their craft.
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