CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 1990 |
The former sidekick to popular morning radio personality Rick Dees filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging that she was fired because the station perceived her as too family oriented and not young or sexy enough to suit Dees. Liz Fulton, who was let go from her job at KIIS-FM about six months ago, also contends in the suit that she was often the object of Dees' on-air sexual jokes while employed at the station. Dees frequently referred to her on the air as Liz (Rugburn) Fulton, she said.
October 2, 1990 |
The Gannett Foundation said Monday that it had rejected a bid from Gannett Co. to buy its 10% share in the company for $540 million and that it was formally authorizing its investment bankers to explore other offers. The rejection is the latest turn in the strange feud between querulous former Gannett Chairman Allen H. Neuharth, who controls the foundation, and his old company.
August 31, 1990 |
Gannett Co. will consolidate its two newspaper divisions, with Gary Watson as president of the new group, effective Oct. 1. Watson, 45, a 21-year veteran at Gannett, will oversee all of Gannett's daily papers, except USA Today. Gannett is the nation's largest newspaper chain, with 137 daily and non-daily papers. Watson has been president of Gannett's 60-member community newspaper division since December, 1985.
May 7, 1990 |
There is an unhappy silence these days at the Culver Studios, where Grant Tinker still occupies a corner office on the second floor. The leafy 17-acre lot is as motionless as a college campus on summer break. High above, on one of the hangar-size studio buildings, is emblazoned in 10-foot letters "GTG Entertainment," which stands for Grant Tinker Gannett, the partners in Tinker's now defunct production company.
May 1, 1990 |
The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a long-running suit challenging the tax exemption of the Roman Catholic Church because of its anti-abortion activities. The lawsuit, filed nearly a decade ago by a series of abortion rights advocates, leaves the key issue undecided. The lower courts simply ruled that abortion rights advocates had suffered no actual injury, and, therefore, had no legal standing to raise the issue in court.
April 26, 1990 |
Gannett Foundation said Wednesday that it may sell the stock it holds in Gannett Co., the nation's biggest newspaper publishing company, in order to raise funds needed to meet tax obligations. The Arlington, Va.-based foundation, which is the largest information-based foundation in the nation, said in a statement that it plans to engage an investment banking firm to negotiate the possible sale of its 10% stake in Gannett Co.
March 29, 1990 |
William J. Keating, president and chief executive of the Detroit Newspaper Agency, is returning to Cincinnati as chairman and publisher of the Cincinnati Enquirer. It was one of several newspaper publishing shifts announced Wednesday by Gannett Co. and Knight-Ridder Inc. Keating, who also serves as chairman of the Associated Press, will be succeeded in Detroit by Joseph M. Ungaro, Gannett said. Ungaro is a Gannett vice president and president and publisher of its Westchester Rockland (N.Y.
March 22, 1990 |
It was supposed to be a marriage of profitable convenience, a newspaper merger that only an accountant could love. But so far, last November's partial merger of the Detroit Free Press and the Detroit News hasn't really made the accountants--or the advertising salespeople, for that matter--all that happy.