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'Master craftsman of big story' dies

Title: 'Master craftsman of big story' dies
Date: Wednesday, 21 March 2007
Publisher: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Author: Craig Basse
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ST. PETERSBURG - Charles L. Stafford, a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer for the St. Petersburg Times and its national correspondent for two decades, died at 83. Mr. Stafford died of leukemia on Monday (March 19, 2007) at his home in Springfield, Va., according to a son, Michael. The 1980 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting was awarded to him and fellow reporter Bette Orsini for their investigation of the Church of Scientology. Tensions were especially high when Mr. Stafford and Orsini published their ... [Read the rest at]