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A Daily News Daughter

June 08, 2003

I was delighted to read "The Ink-Stained Memoirs" (by Rip Rense, May 4). It brought back wonderful memories of growing up as a daughter of Sparky Saldana, the night city editor at the Los Angeles Daily News. My dad loved his job at the paper, and he loved all of the characters he worked with. He never ran out of fascinating stories about his years there. Rense told the story of the Daily News exactly as I remember it--but he left out that dangerous old elevator at Pico Boulevard and Los Angeles Street.

Jeannie Woods

Laguna Beach

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