Paul Allen's passions: Rock n' roll, sports and philanthropy

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Personal computers, conservation, pro football, rock n' roll and rocket ships: Paul G. Allen couldn't have asked for a better way to spend, invest and donate the billions he reaped from co-founding Microsoft with childhood friend Bill Gates.

Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist, dies

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Paul G. Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates before becoming a billionaire philanthropist, technology investor and owner of several professional sports teams, has died. He was 65.

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Business
4:48am
Paul Allen, owner of the Seattle Seahawks and co-founder of Microsoft Corporation, stands in the University of Phoenix Stadium the day before NFL Supe

Paul Allen, Microsoft's co-founder and philanthropist, dies at 65

Paul G. Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates before becoming a billionaire philanthropist who invested in conservation, space travel, arts and culture and professional sports, died Monday. He was 65.
Home & Garden
12:20am

Microsoft co-founder, philanthropist Paul Allen dies at 65

Paul G. Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates before becoming a billionaire philanthropist who invested in conservation, space travel, arts and culture and professional sports, died Monday. He was 65.
Celebrities
October 15

'He changed the world' - Reaction to Paul Allen's death

Reaction to the death of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, who died Monday:
Business
October 15

Paul Allen was major part of sports landscape in Northwest

No one had more influence on professional sports in the Pacific Northwest than Paul Allen.
Business
October 15

Black woman who had trailblazing Navy career dies at 83

Raye Montague, a trailblazing black woman from Arkansas who revolutionized the way the U.S. Navy designed ships, has died. She was 83.
Variety
October 14

William Coors, former chair of Adolph Coors, dies at 102

William "Bill" Coors, the former chairman of Adolph Coors Co. and grandson of the brewing company's founder, has died at 102.Molson Coors Brewing Co. said…
Vikings
October 13
FILE - In this Dec. 13, 1962, file photo, Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi, left, congratulates fullback Jim Taylor in Long Beach, Calif., after

Jim Taylor, fierce fullback for mighty Packers, dies at 83

Jim Taylor, the ferocious Hall of Fame fullback who embodied the Green Bay Packers' unstoppable ground game during the Vince Lombardi era and helped the…
Variety
October 13

Retired priest who admitted to molesting children dies at 97

A retired priest accused in more than 130 sexual abuse lawsuits and who admitted to molesting children on Guam has died.
St. Paul
October 12

Eugene Jax, social worker with a heart for justice, dies at 82

After retiring, he continued to strive to give voice to the homeless but later was slowed by ALS.
St. Paul
October 11

Alexander 'Sandy' Hill, Macalester College administrator and mentor, dies at 83

Hill made Macalester College a more connected, convivial and homier place during more than four decades of working at the St. Paul campus.
Music
October 10
The stars of “Viva and Jerry Country Music Videos.”

Viva, of cable access TV fame on 'Viva and Jerry's Country Music Videos,' dies

The couple's unvarnished presentations earned them appearances on national television.
Business
October 10

Betty Grissom, widow of astronaut Virgil 'Gus' Grissom, dies

Betty Lavonne Grissom, who successfully sued a NASA contractor after her husband, Virgil "Gus" Grissom, and two other astronauts died in the 1967 Apollo launch…
Celebrities
October 9

George Taliaferro, 1st black drafted by NFL team, dies at 91

George Taliaferro, the star Indiana running back who in 1949 became the first black player drafted in the NFL when George Halas and the Chicago Bears took him in the 13th round, has died. He was 91.
TV & Media
October 9
Family members and friends gather for a candlelight vigil memorial at Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook Pedestrian Bridge in Amsterdam, N.Y., Monday, Oct

A look at limo crash victims: Veteran died on 34th birthday

A professor of geology. A pair of newlyweds. A former Marine who served in Iraq. Four sisters celebrating the birthday of one of their own. They are among the 20 people who died in Saturday's limousine crash in upstate New York. The group included four sisters, two brothers and several longtime friends. Also killed were the limo driver and two pedestrians.
Business
October 9

Alex Spanos, Chargers owner and businessman, dies at 95

Alex Spanos, the son of Greek immigrants who used a self-made fortune from construction and real estate to buy the Chargers in 1984, died Tuesday. He was 95.
National
October 9

Joseph Tydings, former US senator from Maryland, dies at 90

A champion of liberal causes and public service, former U.S. Sen. Joseph D. Tydings has died at 90.
Vikings
October 9
Former Minnesota Viking Keith Nord

Former Vikings defensive back Keith Nord dies at 61

Nord died at his home in Orono on Sept. 19. The cause was cancer.
TV & Media
October 8

Limo crash claimed siblings, close circle of friends

A weightlifter with a heart of gold. A teacher who wanted better lives for her students. Newlyweds who held the world in their hands. They are among the 20 people who died in Saturday's limousine crash in upstate New York. The group included four sisters, two brothers and several longtime friends who had gathered to celebrate a birthday party.
Movies
October 8

Arnold Kopelson, 'Platoon' producer, dies at 83

Arnold Kopelson, a versatile film producer whose credits ranged from the raunchy teen smash "Porky's" to the Holocaust drama "Triumph of the Spirit" to the Oscar-winning "Platoon," died Monday. He was 83.
National
October 7

Sonia Orbuch, who fought Nazis as a girl, dies in California

Sonia Orbuch, who survived the Holocaust as a teenager in eastern Europe by joining a resistance group that was sabotaging the Nazis, has died in Northern California, a newspaper reported. She was 93.