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Remembering Chandler

March 09, 2006

Re "Mourners Recall an 'Original,' " March 7

As a native Angeleno, current resident of Oxnard, admirer and Times subscriber of many years, I was saddened by the death of Otis Chandler. I admired his humanity, abilities, sensibilities, stamina and vision. The country, the newspaper business and Californians are all better for his having walked among us.

As I stood on the beach at his memorial, I felt lucky that I lived during his time. His legacy will live forever.

JAY ARONOW

Oxnard

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It took Chandler 20 years to build The Times to greatness and barely five years for the Chicago gang to bring it down.

FRANK K. FOULDS

San Dimas

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