April 22, 2003 |
After weeks of silence, China's state-run media released a flood of reports Monday on the government's handling of the SARS epidemic, both to reassure panicky citizens and to portray the firing of two key officials as a sign of a more open and accountable leadership. From the stodgy official newspaper People's Daily to the most commercial tabloids, front pages were dominated by Sunday's dismissal of China's health minister and Beijing's mayor.
April 26, 1994 |
Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday invoked the name of the late President Richard Nixon in an effort to sell the nation's newspaper publishers--known as a conservative bunch--on Clinton-style health care reform. Noting that President Clinton's controversial plan advocates that companies and workers share the cost of a system that would provide medical care for everyone, Mrs.
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August 28, 1993 |
Despite declining circulation and other economic problems, a national Catholic newspaper published in Encino has a brighter future--largely because of the achievements of its recently departed editor. Francis X. Maier, 44, who edited the weekly National Catholic Register for the past 14 years, begins work officially next week in the Denver Archdiocese as general manager of its newspaper and secretary for communications.
May 4, 1992
Newspapers around the nation have reacted with pain and anger to the verdict in the Rodney King trial and to the subsequent riots. A sampling of editorial comment: ATLANTA CONSTITUTION We must begin by admitting that the verdict is a product of racism. For some, that realization may be difficult. To white Americans, racism can be like gravity. You can't see it and may never notice it, but its existence is clear by the effect it has on things around you. . . .
April 4, 1989 |
An English-language Israeli daily newspaper, the Nation, ceased publication Monday, seven months after it was launched to challenge the 56-year-old Jerusalem Post for an estimated 100,000 native English speakers. Editor and Managing Director Hesh Kestin said directors will reorganize and refinance the Nation, which has suffered from high employee turnover since its September launching.
August 25, 1988 |
Hesh Kestin listened politely as the young hitchhiker he had picked up complained about everything from the poor state of Israeli roads to the ailing national health service. Then something inside the native New Yorker--a commitment to his adopted homeland, a journalistic sense of history, or maybe just an inbred optimism--made him take issue with what he heard. "Look," Kestin admonished his passenger, a soldier. "You have peace with Egypt.