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SAULT STE. MARIE — When Jody Fabry descended the basement stairs to her seasonal home and saw broken glass on the floor, then spied what caused the mess, she didn’t know who was more frightened — her, or the deer that was the culprit.

A young doe apparently got into the basement through a window, then couldn’t get out. Miss Fabry called officers to her home, but it was difficult to remove the animal.

Officers eventually ended up chasing it around the basement until it jumped back out the way it came, then bounded off.

The deer, which Miss Fabry guessed had been in the unoccupied home for a day, appeared to be uninjured.

NEW YORK

Singer Fogelberg dies at age 56

NEW YORK — Dan Fogelberg, the singer and songwriter whose hits “Leader of the Band” and “Same Old Lang Syne” helped define the soft-rock era, died yesterday at his home in Maine after battling prostate cancer. He was 56.

His death was announced in a statement by Anna Loynes of the Solters & Digney public relations agency and posted on the singer’s Web site, www. danfogelberg.com.

He discovered that he had advanced prostate cancer in 2004.

His music was powerful in its simplicity. He didn’t rely on the volume of his voice to convey his emotions; instead, they came through in the soft, tender delivery and his poignant lyrics. Songs like “Same Old Lang Syne” — in which a man reminisces after meeting an old girlfriend by chance during the holidays — became classics not only because of his performance, but also for the engaging storyline.

Mr. Fogelberg’s heyday was in the 1970s and early 80s, when he scored several platinum and multiplatinum records fueled by such hits as “The Power of Gold” and “Leader of the Band,” a touching tribute he wrote to his father, a bandleader. He put out his first album in 1972.

Later in his career, he wrote material that focused on the state of the environment, an issue close to his heart. His last album was 2003’s “Full Circle,” his first album of original material in a decade.

WISCONSIN

Musician banned from performing

WAUKESHA — A 21-year-old heavy-metal musician convicted of having sex with a 15-year-old was banned from playing in public for five years by a judge who said he used music to win the favor of underage girls.

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