October 26, 1991 |
John Cotter, recently named managing editor of the New York Daily News, died Friday of a heart attack. He was 48. Cotter's appointment as managing editor of the News was announced last weekend. He was to begin work there Monday. The News hired Cotter from the New York Post, where he had been metropolitan editor since 1989. Previously, he had worked as metropolitan editor at New York Newsday in 1986-87. He started with the Associated Press in Pittsburgh, Pa.
July 5, 2013 |
Seth Meyers and longtime lawyer girlfriend Alexi Ashe are engaged. "Weekend Update" host Meyers, who'll be hanging out at "Saturday Night Live" through fall before exiting the show, popped the question recently, his rep confirmed to Us Weekly. The couple, who live together in New York, met at a wedding a few years ago, according to the New York Daily News . Ashe "works for the Brooklyn district attorney fighting sex trafficking," Meyers told Elle magazine last year.
August 27, 2013 |
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie could end up being the Republican presidential nominee in 2016. He might not be getting too many votes from the staff of the New York Daily News. In a guest stint on a local sports talk radio show Monday, Christie lashed out at Manish Mehta, the New York Jets beat writer for the Daily News, for apparently being the reporter who asked the questions that caused Coach Rex Ryan to lose his temper Saturday night during a news conference. “Idiot,” Christie said of Mehta.
July 29, 2013 |
Major League Baseball reportedly has evidence that proves Alex Rodriguez used banned performance-enhancing substances and has offered the New York Yankees third baseman a deal that could salvage the final $61 million of his contract while effectively ending his career. Baseball officials have told Rodriguez they are preparing to suspend him, without pay, for the remainder of the 2013 season and all of 2014, the New York Daily News was first to report. If he accepts the suspension without appeal, he would be eligible to return in 2015.
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.
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.
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.