CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 2009 |
Rena "Rusty" Kanokogi, who once had to disguise herself as a man to compete in judo but whose perseverance was rewarded when she became coach of the U.S. Olympic women's judo team, has died. She was 74. Kanokogi died Saturday in New York after a three-year battle with leukemia, her daughter, Jean, told the Associated Press. "Rusty inspired the sports world to think differently about the notion of women in competitive sports, and her legacy will live on for generations of athletes to come," USA Judo President Lance Nading said in a statement.
November 15, 1990 |
Two men hired by the New York Daily News as replacement drivers say they quit their jobs because they were being used as "bait" for attacks by striking workers, it was reported today. The men said some workers carried video cameras with orders to get any evidence of violence to use in court against strikers. "We were bait," Jim McCully of Clarksville, Tenn., told the New York Times. "The bottom line was that we were supposed to be cheese for the rats."
December 5, 1988 |
New Yorkers are living in dread this week of "Gorbylock"--a huge traffic snarl expected when Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev comes to address the United Nations and meet with President Reagan and President-elect George Bush. On Sunday, local newspapers and radio stations were advising residents of the city, already besieged by the yearly onslaught of Christmas shoppers, to avoid major roadways from Gorbachev's arrival Tuesday to his departure Friday morning.
February 28, 1991 |
The decision as to whether the New York Daily News will be closed will be made Monday if striking unions do not grant enough concessions by then, the publisher said Wednesday. Publisher James Hoge set the latest deadline after 13 months of fruitless negotiations, a four-month-long strike and a wave of violence that prompted the News to file multimillion-dollar lawsuits against the nine unions. While the 71-year-old tabloid has been published daily since the strike began Oct.
May 16, 2006 |
Today is the deadline for investor groups to bid for the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News, according to a person familiar with the process. McClatchy Co. agreed in March to pay $4.5 billion in cash and stock to acquire San Jose-based Knight Ridder Inc., the parent company of the Inquirer and the Daily News. The deal gave Sacramento-based McClatchy 32 additional newspapers, but the publisher said it would sell 12 of them, mostly because they are in slower-growing markets.
May 2, 2013 |
There's no need to stop the presses for this bit of Broadway foregone conclusion. "Lucky Guy," the Tony-nominated play written by the late Nora Ephron and starring Tom Hanks, has officially turned a profit, recouping its Broadway investment of $3.6 million, producers announced Thursday. The play opened at the Broadhurst Theatre in New York on April 1 and has extended its run to July 3. "Lucky Guy" tells the story of journalist Mike McAlary (Hanks), who rose to prominence as a columnist at the New York Daily News.
March 7, 2014 |
Phil Jackson may be engaged to Jeanie Buss, a significant owner/executive of the Lakers, but according to the New York Daily News , Jackson is considering an offer from the New York Knicks to join their front office. The Daily News cites an NBA source, claiming "Garden Chairman James Dolan has met with Jackson about a potential return to the franchise where he was a member of the Knicks' only two championship teams. " Jackson was a player for the Knicks when they won titles in 1970 and 1973.
April 3, 2013 |
After 2 1/2 years as creative director at Mugler, Lady Gaga stylist Nicola Formichetti is leaving the label "by mutual agreement," WWD reports. [WWD] Justin Bieber appears on the cover of Teen Vogue's May "music" issue. [Teen Vogue] Hayden Panettiere is on the cover of May's Glamour, wearing Dolce & Gabbana. Inside, she talks about a lot of things -- and gives the back story on her tattoo, the Italian words for "live without regrets. " [Glamour] Angelina Jolie reportedly has designed a jewelry collection with Robert Procop, with all proceeds earmarked for her nonprofit Education Partnerships for Children of Conflicts, which builds schools for girls overseas.
October 27, 1990 |
The union representing editorial employees at the New York Daily News joined eight other unions Friday in striking the financially troubled tabloid, creating an all-out labor war that has been marked by violence and threatens the paper's survival. About 800 members of the Newspaper Guild of New York cast their lot with about 1,800 other striking union members as the Daily News' management began importing substitute newsroom workers from newspapers owned by its parent firm, the Tribune Co.
December 6, 1991 |
The New York Daily News ventured into uncharted territory Thursday when it became the first major newspaper to seek refuge under Chapter 11 of the federal bankruptcy code. On one hand, analysts and bankruptcy specialists said, the risky strategy of last resort could shield the News from the crumbling Maxwell publishing empire's overseas woes and give the paper breathing room to recover or seek a buyer.