November 30, 1989 |
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.
July 13, 1989 |
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.
December 1, 1988 |
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.
September 27, 1989 |
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.