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September 13, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Henry R. "Hank" Allison III, 64, a former KFWB radio reporter whose coverage of the gun battle between the LAPD and the Symbionese Liberation Army earned national recognition, died Sept. 6 of a blood clot at his Nashville home, the website reported. Allison was one of four reporters for KFWB-AM (980) to receive a Columbia-DuPont Award for on-the-scene reporting of the May 17, 1974, shootout in South Los Angeles. Their coverage "made five consecutive hours . . . into a single chilling and coherent whole," the award jury said.
October 27, 2007 | Jon Thurber, Times Staff Writer
John L. Gaunt Jr., a retired Los Angeles Times photographer who was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1955 for his picture of a young couple standing by the ocean moments after their young son had been pulled out to sea, died Friday. He was 83. Gaunt died of congestive heart failure at a hospice in Desert Hot Springs, his daughter Jane said. The photographer was at his beachfront home in Hermosa Beach the morning of April 2, 1954, when he heard a neighbor shout, "Something's happening on the beach!"
October 4, 1990 | PAUL MCLEOD
The appointment of veteran public relations expert Dick White as general manager of the Los Angeles Heat may signal that the American Professional Soccer League team will remain in the South Bay and not move to Orange County as previously announced. White, a former sports editor at the Torrance Daily Breeze who has held several professional sports management jobs over the past 25 years, was appointed Tuesday to replace Jill Fracisco, who was fired Sept. 24.
March 31, 1993
Mark Alesia of the Los Angeles Daily News had the top story on enterprise reporting in judging for the 1992 Associated Press Sports Editors national contest. Julie Cart and Theresa Munoz of The Times earned honorable mention in the enterprise reporting category for papers with more than 175,000 circulation.
May 8, 2005
Regarding "Newspapers Post Steep Fall in Circulation" (May 3): Your circulation continues its spiral downward, and yet you continue to ignore the most obvious reason for and solution to your problem: Your bias has been unmasked, and those with a conservative viewpoint are leaving in droves. California may be liberal overall, but there are a significant number of conservatives here. Your numbers will continue to decline until you remedy the cause. David Tanton Newbury Park I'm sure all of the reasons suggested by the various experts have contributed to your falling circulation, but let me suggest another reason: You don't listen to your readers.
May 31, 1998
The Los Angeles Times won first-place awards for news writing and public service reporting Saturday night from the Associated Press News Executives Council of California-Nevada. Times coverage of the North Hollywood shootout, which won a Pulitzer Prize this year, took the award for newswriting in a paper with a circulation larger than 75,000; staff writers Jeff Brazil and Steve Berry received the public service award for their series "Outgunned: The Holes in America's Assault Weapons Laws."
June 15, 1991
David C. Copley, president of the Copley Press and heir to the Copley newspaper publishing empire, was in stable condition Friday after suffering a mild heart attack earlier in the week. Copley, 39, was at home Monday night when he felt pains in his chest, according to Herb Klein, editor in chief of Copley Newspapers. Copley admitted himself to Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, where he is undergoing tests, Klein said. Copley is the son of Helen K.
April 16, 1989
A former science teacher at Leuzinger High School in Lawndale, who was accused but never tried on charges that he had sex with a 16-year-old student, has accepted $5,000 to settle a libel suit against the Centinela Valley Union High School District and former school board member Robert Kruse. Charles Conn accepted the settlement last week shortly after the start of the libel trial against Kruse and the school district in Los Angeles Superior Court. Conn claimed he was libeled in 1983 when Kruse released a copy of a confidential school district memo to the Daily Breeze, which published a story about his alleged sexual liaison with the girl.
April 28, 2001 | From Associated Press
Helen K. Copley is transferring leadership of the family-owned Copley newspaper group and its flagship San Diego Union-Tribune to her son David. David C. Copley's appointment as chairman of the Copley Press Inc. and publisher of the Union-Tribune was announced Friday. "It has been my privilege to observe David's development as a leader," said his 78-year-old mother, "and I am confident in his ability and commitment to providing our readers with excellent newspapers."
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