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February 7, 1991 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
James L. Knight, who with his older brother created one of the country's most prominent newspaper publishing empires, has died in Santa Monica. He was 81. Knight died Tuesday night of a respiratory ailment at St. John's Hospital, where he had been a patient for several months.
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February 7, 1991 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
James L. Knight, who with his older brother created one of the country's most prominent newspaper publishing empires, has died in Santa Monica. He was 81. Knight died Tuesday night of a respiratory ailment at St. John's Hospital, where he had been a patient for several months.
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 8, 2004 | From Associated Press
A spotlight technician fell to his death during final preparations for a David Bowie concert in Miami on Thursday night, prompting the performance to be canceled. The worker, whose identity was not immediately released, fell about 50 feet from a ladder and landed on the side of the stage at the James L. Knight Center, said Miami Fire-Rescue spokesman Ignatius Carroll. The worker was pronounced dead at Ryder Trauma Center.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 20, 2008 | From the Associated Press
A journalism museum set to open next month in Washington has received a $25-million donation from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The Newseum says the grant is its largest donation to date. In return for the gift, the Newseum will name two broadcast studios and a conference center in honor of the Knight brothers. One of the studios will be the home of the ABC program "This Week With George Stephanopoulos." The $450-million Newseum is set to open April 11.
NEWS
February 11, 1990
Claremont McKenna College and Pomona College have received a joint $500,000 grant from the Knight Foundation of Akron, Ohio, as part of the Foundation's Excellence in Undergraduate Education program. The grant will be matched by the two schools and used for projects such as a campuswide fiber-optic computer network that links students and faculty to library databases and off-campus centers. The Knight Foundation was established by John S. Knight and James L.
NEWS
September 17, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The trustees of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation elected Hodding Carter III to succeed Creed C. Black as president and chief executive officer. He is to assume the office on Feb. 1. Carter, a nationally syndicated columnist, is an award-winning journalist, media critic and educator who served as assistant secretary of State and State Department spokesman under President Carter. Since 1995 he has held the Knight Chair in Journalism at the University of Maryland.
NEWS
October 6, 1994
The struggling Long Beach Civic Light Opera will receive $100,000 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation over three years, theater officials announced. The Knight Foundation grant will help theater officials match a $490,000 funding package offered by the city last month. The city funding will be available, provided the Civic Light Opera can raise a matching amount. The theater has struggled with low ticket sales and mounting costs.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 1, 2001
* Mega-popstars 'N Sync will perform at South Beach in Miami on Nov. 11. On the beach at 7th and Ocean Drive, Miami, (305) 358-5885. * "Let's Entertain" is an exhibition featuring work from the late 1970s to the present, including more than 50 artists from 17 countries, who are focused on how entertainment influences art. Ends Nov. 18. Miami Art Museum, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami, (305) 375-3000.* The soulful Luther Vandross will visit the James L. Knight Center on Tuesday. 400 S.E. 2nd Ave.
NATIONAL
January 13, 2014 | By Michael Muskal
A group of foundations has pledged to give Detroit $330 million, a contribution designed to prevent the sale of the city's art, freeing that money to help ease threatened cuts in benefits for retired municipal workers. The charitable effort, announced Monday by mediators in Detroit's bankruptcy proceeding, aims to keep artwork in the prestigious Detroit Institute of Arts from being sold. Officials have asked the museum to raise $500 million to help the city, which could then use the money to deal with other expected cuts as it seeks to work its way back from the nation's largest municipal bankruptcy.
BUSINESS
December 30, 1998 | From Associated Press
Silicon Valley employers whose phenomenal success contributed to Northern California's housing crunch have established a new trust fund to help low-income and homeless people find affordable housing. "This fund is a good example of the spirit of Silicon Valley. We don't just whine about the problem. We work together to solve it," said Carl Guardino, president of Silicon Valley Manufacturing Group, which represents employers of about 250,000 high-tech workers.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 16, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
NPR wants more things considered for its mobile applications. As more people -- especially those in younger generations -- listen to programming on mobile devices and in Internet-connected cars, the public radio institution is trying to improve its digital listening experience, and it's collaborating with some of its biggest local affiliate stations to do so.  To help fund the effort, NPR has raised $17 million from foundations and individual donors....
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