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September 15, 1989 | REUTERS
F. Gilman Spencer, editor of the New York Daily News, resigned Thursday just days after a highly publicized row with his publisher over who the paper would endorse in the city's mayoral primary. His resignation came after Spencer and Publisher James Hoge clashed over whether the paper should endorse Mayor Edward Koch for a fourth term or come out for his challenger, David Dinkins.
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June 26, 2011
Nick Charles CNN's first sports anchor Nick Charles, 64, CNN's first sports anchor, died Saturday at his home in Santa Fe, N.M., after a two-year struggle with bladder cancer, the cable network announced. Charles began at Atlanta-based CNN on the network's first day, June 1, 1980, and was a fixture on the daily highlight show "Sports Tonight" for 17 years, paired for most of that time with Fred Hickman. For CNN's sister network TNT, Charles was host of its studio show for the 1992 and 1994 Winter Olympics and the Pan-Am and Goodwill Games in the 1980s and '90s.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 2011
Nick Charles CNN's first sports anchor Nick Charles, 64, CNN's first sports anchor, died Saturday at his home in Santa Fe, N.M., after a two-year struggle with bladder cancer, the cable network announced. Charles began at Atlanta-based CNN on the network's first day, June 1, 1980, and was a fixture on the daily highlight show "Sports Tonight" for 17 years, paired for most of that time with Fred Hickman. For CNN's sister network TNT, Charles was host of its studio show for the 1992 and 1994 Winter Olympics and the Pan-Am and Goodwill Games in the 1980s and '90s.
BUSINESS
September 15, 1989 | REUTERS
F. Gilman Spencer, editor of the New York Daily News, resigned Thursday just days after a highly publicized row with his publisher over who the paper would endorse in the city's mayoral primary. His resignation came after Spencer and Publisher James Hoge clashed over whether the paper should endorse Mayor Edward Koch for a fourth term or come out for his challenger, David Dinkins.
BUSINESS
November 30, 1989 | From Times wire services
Former New York Daily News Editor F. Gilman Spencer, a Pulitzer Prize winner, has been named editor in chief of the Denver Post, the newspaper announced today. Spencer, 63, won the Pulitzer in 1974 for editorial writing while at the Trentonian in Trenton, N.J. He replaces Robert W. Ritter at the Denver Post. Ritter, who had been executive editor, resigned Wednesday. Spencer resigned as editor of the New York Daily News in September after five years.
SPORTS
July 13, 1989 | From Times wire services
A former major league umpire has filed a suit against the New York Daily News and one of its writers, seeking more than $5 million in damages. KRIV-TV in Houston obtained a copy of the suit, which said the Daily News and writer Dave Kaplan irresponsibly and maliciously published an article falsely reporting that former umpire Satch Davidson, who retired in 1984, had been involved in gambling and helped fix baseball games.
NEWS
December 1, 1988 | GARRY ABRAMS, Times Staff Writer
Pete Dexter has moved around almost as much as a milkweed seed in a tornado. A blurb on his latest novel--"Paris Trout," which Tuesday night won the National Book Award--notes, "He was born in Michigan and raised in Georgia, Illinois and eastern South Dakota." He has worked on newspapers in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Philadelphia and Sacramento, where he now lives with his wife and daughter.
NEWS
September 27, 1989 | JOSH GETLIN, Times Staff Writer
Moses Stewart needed help in a hurry. Hours after a gang of white youths in Bensonhurst killed his teen-age son with a bullet to the heart, the grief-stricken father was besieged by TV cameras and reporters at his Brooklyn home. Police were bombarding his family with questions about the racially motivated murder and the phone was ringing off the hook. Stewart was overwhelmed--but he knew what he had to do. "I called the Rev. Al Sharpton," he says.
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