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September 7, 1990
Times Mirror Co. appointed new top executives at two of its newspapers Thursday. Michael J. Davies, currently editor, publisher and chief executive at the Hartford Courant, will succeed Reg Murphy as publisher and chief executive of the Baltimore Sun. Raymond A. Jansen Jr., the Hartford paper's senior vice president and general manager, will become the publisher and chief executive of the Courant. Michael E. Waller, 49, the Courant's executive editor, will become editor.
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BUSINESS
September 7, 1990
Times Mirror Co. appointed new top executives at two of its newspapers Thursday. Michael J. Davies, currently editor, publisher and chief executive at the Hartford Courant, will succeed Reg Murphy as publisher and chief executive of the Baltimore Sun. Raymond A. Jansen Jr., the Hartford paper's senior vice president and general manager, will become the publisher and chief executive of the Courant. Michael E. Waller, 49, the Courant's executive editor, will become editor.
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BUSINESS
March 9, 1989
Larry D. Strutton, executive vice president-operations for the Los Angeles Times, has been appointed president of the Baltimore Sun newspaper, effective April 1. In his new post, Strutton, 48, will be responsible for all business, financial and operational segments of the Baltimore Sun. He will report to Reg Murphy, publisher and chief executive of the newspaper. Both The Times and the Sun are owned by Times Mirror Co.
NEWS
December 3, 1997
Donald H. Patterson Sr., 81, former publisher and last in a series of fathers and sons who presided over the Baltimore Sun newspapers for much of this century. Patterson rose through the newspaper's management ranks after distinguished Navy service in World War II, was named publisher in 1977 and given the added position of president of the parent A.S. Abell Co. two years later. He retired in 1983.
BUSINESS
June 14, 1986 | Associated Press
Members of the families that control A. S. Abell Co. have ratified the sale of their holdings, including the Baltimore Sun and Evening Sun, to Times Mirror Co. for $600 million. The proposed sale to the owners of the Los Angeles Times and seven other newspapers drew quick approval and no discussion at a shareholders meeting Thursday.
BUSINESS
May 28, 1986 | Associated Press
The Baltimore News American, one of the oldest continuously published dailies in the nation, sent its last edition to press Tuesday after its owners failed to find a buyer. "So Long, Baltimore," read the boldface headline of the final edition, which was on delivery trucks just hours after Publisher Maurice Sparby told editorial employees of the Hearst Corp. decision. "This is a sad day for newspaper people," Sparby told employees.
NEWS
May 6, 1987 | THOMAS B. ROSENSTIEL, Times Staff Writer
Most editors and publishers interviewed Tuesday believe that the Miami Herald acted properly when it reported allegations that former Colorado Sen. Gary Hart spent much of last weekend with 29-year-old model and actress Donna Rice. Some editors, however, do question the methods and thoroughness of Herald reporters, who conducted a police-like stakeout of Hart's home to get their story.
NEWS
February 1, 1993 | JOHN STEADMAN, BALTIMORE SUN
Historians in the years and decades to come will make the eventual political assessment of George Bush on matters of leadership and contributions to humanity. But from the pure athletic perspective, the United States never had a more sports-oriented president. He was the first president to have an old baseball glove, a "George McQuinn Trapper Model" first baseman's mitt, in his desk at the White House. It was a keepsake of his youth and obviously was retained for sentimental reasons.
NEWS
December 18, 1997 | D. JAMES ROMERO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's a bittersweet season for magazines. Although consumers' holiday feeding frenzy is peaking, magazines already are in the dark months of midwinter, when advertising goes limp and glossies come thinner than a British fashion model. Yet despite the thick competition and sometimes slim profits, the industry keeps coming up with fresh ideas and buoyant standbys. The turn of the year is, in fact, anniversary time for several magazines.
SPORTS
November 5, 1995 | Thomas Bonk
It's that time of year again, when the numbers that Fred Couples watches advise him not about yardage to the front of the green, but about the status of his bank account. Only a year ago, whenever Couples walked onto a golf course, he felt as if he was strolling through a bank lobby. November and December are valuable months to pro golfers, even though the PGA Tour schedule has been completed. The pros can now concentrate on a series of high-paying, low-pressure special events.
NEWS
May 13, 1987 | THOMAS B. ROSENSTIEL, Times Staff Writer
Less than a week after Democratic presidential hopeful Gary Hart withdrew from the race after allegations that he engaged in extra-marital sex, the New York Times has sent a questionnaire to prospective presidential candidates asking how they would respond to inquiries about their sex lives. "How," the questionnaire asks, "should a hypothetical presidential candidate who has not committed adultery answer the question, 'have you ever committed adultery?'
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