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.
March 9, 1985 |
Ralph Ingersoll, the one-time editor of New Yorker and Fortune magazines who made journalism history by launching the newspaper PM, died Friday in a Miami Beach hospital, where he suffered a stroke last week. He was 84. Although Ingersoll's eventful career included the writing of books as well as top secret U.S. Army papers during World War II that misled the Germans about Allied invasion plans, he was best known for his creation of the New York newspaper that refused to accept advertising.
January 15, 2012 |
After he became chief executive of the Journal Register Co. in early 2010, John Paton made the rounds to its many newspapers in the Midwest and Northeast. The new boss told employees they would go "digital first" with a vengeance — tweeting, Facebooking, blogging and video-posting news before contributing a single keystroke toward the next day's paper. Hearing this pronouncement, one veteran columnist at a Michigan daily confronted Paton, telling him at a get-to-know-you dinner that his emphasis on the fast and furious online world was "ruining journalism.
May 12, 2013 |
There are two things you can do for your mother on Mother's Day. One is to say "thank you. " (Over lunch, with flowers.) The other is to ask her for advice - even if she's not convinced you really want it. "I don't think kids take any advice from their parents after they're 12," my mother told me last week. "But maybe they'll consider it. If they consider it, that's all you can ask. " Lois Doyle McManus is 87, and arthritis is getting in the way of her piano career. Her most recent performance, a concert with a community college orchestra, was last month.
December 18, 2005 |
Prisoners were tortured and starved to death in a post-World War II interrogation camp run by Britain that housed former Nazis and others, a newspaper reported Saturday. The Guardian's report cited documents recently released under the Freedom of Information Act that described the suffering of some of the 372 men and 44 women detained at the camp in Bad Nenndorf, a spa town in northwest Germany occupied by the British after the war. The camp was closed in July 1947, the Guardian reported.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 1987 |
Thursday is newspaper day in Rancho Bernardo. There are papers on the lawns. There are papers in the mailboxes. There are papers stacked in the supermarkets and in the discretely screened rows of newspaper racks along the busier thoroughfares of this affluent San Diego community.
September 12, 1998 |
Minutes after the Starr report was released Friday, publishing companies and newspapers scrambled to publish all or part of the 445-page document as well as the rebuttal report issued by attorneys for President Clinton. Two New York publishers, PublicAffairs Books and Pocket Books, announced plans to print the documents and have them in bookstores across America by Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 2013 |
The last edition of the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner was published on Nov. 2, 1989, with the headline: "So long, Los Angeles. " But 23 years later, one employee has not yet said goodbye. Chuck Lutz hasn't even left the building. "They never told me not to come back to work, so I just kept coming back to work," said Lutz, who was exaggerating a little. When a colleague declined an offer to supervise the shutdown of the newspaper plant, Lutz - who joined the Her-Ex in 1973 as a truck driver - gladly stepped into the job. One task led to another, and the Hearst Corp., which published the newspaper and still owns the building, kept the reliable Lutz around to keep an eye on things and open the door for film crews that use the property.
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November 21, 2012 |
SAN DIEGO - David Copley, owner and publisher of the San Diego Union-Tribune until it was sold in 2009, died Tuesday after crashing his Aston Martin near his home in La Jolla. Copley, 60, was found slumped in the front seat of his car early in the evening and rushed to Scripps Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He had left a board meeting of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, saying he did not feel well. The cause of death was an apparent heart attack; Copley had received a heart transplant in 2005.
May 29, 2012 |
It was going to be a day like every other. Wake up, commit to starting the diet tomorrow, laugh off the Kings' success because if I didn't care about them yesterday why would I today, and eat a big dinner because the diet doesn't start until tomorrow. And it was going so well. Great breakfast, and I had two days of hockey coverage in the newspaper to ridicule. How do you not make fun of a newspaper story with the headline, "Slovenians keep track of Kopitar"? Better them than us, I say. And who is this Kopitar ?