February 26, 1999
The Times continued its three-year run as one of the nation's most-honored sports sections, according to results announced Thursday in the annual Associated Press Sports Editors contest. The Times, competing in the large-paper category for circulation 175,000 and above, was placed in the top 10 rankings for daily and Sunday sections and also had top-10 placings by eight writers with seven stories in five categories.
March 26, 1991 |
British publisher Robert Maxwell intends to retire soon as chairman of Maxwell Communication Corp. to spend more time with his latest acquisition, the New York Daily News, a company spokesman confirmed Monday. The company made no formal announcement, but the spokesman said a report of Maxwell's intentions in Monday's editions of the Financial Times was "substantially accurate." Maxwell Communication's holdings including Pergamon Books and the U.S.
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.
April 16, 2013 |
“The Nance,” a new play that deals in sexual identity on and offstage, opened Monday at the Lyceum Theater. Two-time Tony winner Nathan Lane stars as Chauncey Miles, a performer during the dying days of burlesque who plays up effeminate gay stereotypes for a laugh. In the 1930s, straight men usually (and safely) played these stock characters -- known as nances -- except in Chauncey's case. The play, written by Douglas Carter Beane (“Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella” “The Little Dog Laughed”)
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.