December 30, 2004 |
A fire broke out at the former Chicago Sun-Times building, which is being demolished to make way for Donald Trump's glitzy 90-story condominium and hotel tower. No serious injuries were reported. The blaze apparently started on the fifth floor after construction workers used torches to cut out pieces of the newspaper building's interior, Fire Commissioner Cortez Trotter said.
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March 21, 1993 |
From Boring, Ore., to Nothing, Ariz., by way of Puckerbrush, Nev., Chuck Woodbury has hit the high spots of the Old West. In five years of publishing an offbeat travel newspaper that deliberately avoids major tourist attractions, Woodbury, 45, has logged nearly 120,000 miles on the back roads of 11 western states. Woodbury is editor, publisher, chief photographer, circulation manager, ad salesman and mobile home driver for Out West, the Newspaper That Roams.
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August 17, 2010 |
James J. Kilpatrick, a nationally syndicated columnist whose strongly conservative viewpoints on politics, law and language appeared in hundreds of newspapers over the last five decades and made him a popular, even parodied, television pundit, died Sunday at a Washington, D.C., hospital. He was 89. The cause was congestive heart failure, said his son, Kevin. Kilpatrick, who once described himself as "10 miles to the right of Ivan the Terrible," was the editor of a Richmond, Va., newspaper in the 1950s.
August 23, 1986 |
Greg Rogan, a starting cornerback for the Ohio State football team, was arrested earlier this week by the State Highway Patrol and charged with speeding and drunken driving, according to a Columbus newspaper. The disclosure of Rogan's arrest came two days after Ohio State football Coach Earle Bruce announced that he had suspended three players.
December 2, 1987 |
The Union Leader, the staunchly conservative statewide newspaper in the nation's first primary state, endorsed Republican Pierre S. (Pete) du Pont IV for President in a front page editorial Tuesday. Lamenting the quality of the 1988 field, Publisher Nackey Loeb acknowledged that her newspaper "has not been a flag-waving enthusiast for any of the candidates running for President. A lot of conservatives are in the same boat."
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October 24, 2003 |
Charles Alfred Goodykoontz Jr., retired executive editor at the Richmond Times-Dispatch, died Monday in a car crash in Pennsylvania. He was 74. A longtime newspaperman, Goodykoontz was hired by the Times-Dispatch in 1952 as a reporter. He retired in 1993 as the newspaper's top news executive. During his career at the newspaper, Goodykoontz guided the merger of the Times-Dispatch with the Richmond News Leader, the city's evening paper, in 1992.
June 19, 1989
Elinor M. Funk, 90, one-time Santa Monica philanthropist and former president of the company that owned The (Santa Monica) Outlook for many years. She served on the board of directors of the Santa Monica College Foundation for 25 years and took an active role in selecting scholarship recipients. Her family purchased the Evening Outlook in 1932 and when her husband died in 1962 she became president of the newspaper company until it was sold in 1983. In Bronxville, N.Y., on June 12.
December 7, 1986 |
A production worker at a daily newspaper pleaded innocent Friday to charges of counterfeiting $20 bills on a small press at the paper. Charles M. Pickett, 24, was ordered held on $2,000 bail after his arrest during the overnight shift while workers prepared Friday's edition of the Middlesex News.
June 27, 1986 |
Times Mirror Co. said Thursday that it has agreed to sell the Dallas Times Herald to newspaper publisher William Dean Singleton for $110 million in cash and notes. The sale will end 16 years of Times Mirror ownership in Dallas, a period that brought to the city a tense newspaper rivalry that is widely believed to have greatly improved both the Times Herald and the rival Dallas Morning News. Singleton, who owns 21 newspapers in six states, said he will move his headquarters to Dallas.
January 11, 1986 |
Gay activist and former newspaper publisher Charles Lee (Chuck)) Morris, believed to be one of the longest-living victims of AIDS, has died at his Denver home. Morris, 42, who died Monday, was the former owner and publisher of The Sentinel, a weekly newspaper read mostly in San Francisco's gay community. He was a confidant of San Francisco Mayor Dianne Feinstein and often was sought for political endorsements from such people as Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Jimmy Carter and Walter F. Mondale.