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NEWS
April 4, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Two gunmen shot and killed Haiti's most prominent radio journalist as he pulled into the courtyard of his radio station for a morning newscast. Jean Dominique, who was in his 60s, died at a hospital in Petionville, where Radio Haiti Inter is located. A station worker also was killed in the attack, said Radio Haiti journalist Assad Volcy. There were no immediate arrests. The U.S. State Department said it was deeply troubled by the slaying of Dominique, a strong advocate of a free press in Haiti.
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WORLD
September 26, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
A high-profile national broadcaster, under fire for using racist epithets to describe U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, was forced off the air by a bomb threat. Police evacuated the Auckland radio studio of NewstalkZB 15 minutes before Paul Holmes' breakfast news and talk show was to end. Holmes apologized after his Wednesday comments and insisted he was not a racist. "I should not have said what I did. It was tongue-in-cheek.
SPORTS
June 18, 1996 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lew Stowers' remark delivers a blow for every kid who ever wanted to become Vin Scully. "Because of my lack of nepotism," the Bullfrogs' radio announcer says matter-of-factly, "it's difficult to break into network broadcasting. "I think I'm talented enough to be in that club. I think I've proven it to myself the past four years, that I can do it as good or better than a Skip Caray. That's what keeps me going."
SPORTS
January 31, 1990
Bob Brenly, 35, former catcher with the San Francisco Giants, signed to become a radio announcer for the Chicago Cubs, the San Francisco Examiner reported.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 18, 1990 | KEVIN BRASS
Scott Simon was handling the drudgery of a luncheon with the media rather well, considering he was operating on almost no sleep after a night along the border developing a story for "Weekend Edition," the Saturday morning program he hosts for National Public Radio.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 1991 | JON NALICK
Listening to reggae music and dancing in small clusters under the noontime sun, about 400 Rancho Alamitos High School students turned out Wednesday for an anti-drug rally that was a preview of next week's Red Ribbon Week. During the half-hour rally, disc jockey J.R. (Jazzy) Jackson stood atop a 2-foot-high, brick-and-cement stage flanked by four blaring loudspeakers and played reggae tunes as students gathered under the courtyard's shade trees and danced in the sun.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 28, 1991 | STEVEN HERBERT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Neither KABC-TV Channel 7 nor KABC-AM (790) will immediately replace Bruce Herschensohn when the commentator leaves next week to run for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate. "We'll probably leave it open for a while and interview a number of potential replacements and see which one we like and is able to perform the commentary in the studio so people can understand it," Channel 7 General Manager Terry Crofoot said. Crofoot said that Herschensohn's successor will be a Republican.
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