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Thursday Morning Report

** FILE ** Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti waves to the audience during the curtain call of Puccini's "Tosca" at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, in this March 13, 2004 file photo. Pavarotti, whose vibrant high C's and ebullient showmanship made him one the most beloved tenors, has died, his manager told The Associated Press Thursday Sept. 6, 2007. He was 71. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg, files)

(AP) ” Luciano Pavarotti, the Italian tenor with a glorious voice that made him the opera world’s greatest star as he brought classical singing to the masses on a scale never before imagined, has died. He was 71 .

His manager, Terri Robson, told The Associated Press in an e-mail that Pavarotti, who had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2006, died at his home in Modena, Italy, at 5 a.m. local time Thursday.

Luciano Pavarotti was born Oct. 12, 1935, in Modena, Italy, which had a population of less than 10,000. The singer, who never lost his small-town roots no matter how grand his lifestyle became, frequently referred to himself as a country boy and maintained his main residence there for most of his life.

– Gas pipeline work continues on the east and west sides of Fairview Drive, from Fifth Street to Pheasant Drive. Intermittent traffic controls for heavy equipment; drive with caution.

– Road work continues on Saliman Road, from Fifth Street to Little Lane. Little Lane will be closed to through traffic from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday.

Fairview Drive and Saliman Road also have lane restrictions.

– Due to the construction of the new Sheriff’s Administration Building, Harbin Avenue is closed to traffic between Musser and Second streets. This closure will remain in effect for the duration of the construction which is estimated to be completed in September.