CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 1990 |
The dramatic thaw in the Cold War has given the President and Congress an opportunity to attack domestic problems with a vigor that will enable this nation to "march into the future, rather than drift into the future," House Speaker Thomas S. Foley said Wednesday. "It is a time for self-congratulation for the United States," Foley told a general session of the American Newspaper Publishers Assn.
April 25, 1990 |
Earlier this week at a luncheon in Los Angeles, the publisher of the Knoxville Journal in Tennessee asked a waitress, a Latina, whether she read a newspaper. The woman had come to the United States for the economic opportunity 12 years ago, Knoxville publisher Gerald Garcia recounted, and during the playing of the national anthem that had just completed, she had been the first one among those near his table to put her hand over her heart. No, she answered him.
August 21, 1991 |
Newspaper Group Appeals Phone Decision: The American Newspaper Publishers Assn. appealed a federal judge's decision that would let regional telephone companies provide stock market quotes and other information services. U.S. District Judge Harold Greene ruled last month that restrictions against such services should be lifted, but he delayed the effect of his order pending appeals. Tuesday's appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington was the first filed.
November 10, 1991 |
The seven regional Bell telephone companies contend that their entry into the information services business, authorized by a court decision last month, will bring new services to consumers and spur the growth of the entire market. But newspaper publishers, consumer groups, independent electronic information vendors and many others remain vehemently opposed to allowing the powerful phone companies into this arena.
May 8, 1991 |
What a difference a year makes. Twelve months ago, the titans of the newspaper industry were told by analysts that declining revenues were probably the result of a weak economy, not a sign of ominous structural changes in the nature of newspapers and retailing. This year, the publishers gathered for the American Newspaper Publishers Assn. annual convention are hearing speakers challenge last year's calming wisdom.
May 7, 1991 |
Cathleen Black was named Monday to head the American Newspaper Publishers Assn. in an expanded role as president and chief executive. She said she will use her experience as publisher of USA Today to give the association a visible and strong leader. "I like things where there is a lot of challenge and I think that is where our industry is today," Black said at a news conference that followed the announcement of her appointment.