November 24, 2000 |
As this city's newspaper strike entered its second day Wednesday, a major news organization said it had offered to buy all of the Seattle Times that it does not already own, saying it was poorly run. Frustrated with subpar profits at the Times, Knight-Ridder Inc., which owns a 49.5% stake in the paper, has offered repeatedly to buy the founding Blethen family's 50.5% controlling stake, Knight-Ridder spokesman Polk Laffoon said.
December 12, 1990 |
Four years ago, editors at the Seattle Times were instituting a "pay-for-performance" salary system when they discovered what they thought was a troubling disparity--many minority staffers generally appeared to be paid less than their white colleagues. Most editors--most executives in any business--would probably have concealed that data or, perhaps, tried to quietly correct the situation.
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November 18, 2013 |
Alex Calderwood, a co-founder of the idiosyncratic Ace Hotel chain where hip patrons mingle amid reclaimed furnishings, died Thursday in London. He was 47. Calderwood's company announced his death on its website but gave no further details. The company's statement called him "our teacher, mentor, guru and most importantly our dear friend. " The Ace - a name chosen, Calderwood told interviewers, because it represents both the high and the low in a deck of cards - draws tourists in Seattle, Portland, Ore., New York, Palm Springs and London.
August 14, 2012 |
I got back from Seattle dead tired from the flight. I know, I know, it's just 2½ hours, but I was seated in front of a family traveling with at least four screaming kids. (And I was unlucky enough to have been on the same flight with them going out as well!) I was starving. I set down my bags and pulled out the loaf of bread I'd bought at Sitka & Spruce , which my friend Roberta claimed was the best in the city. Must be, because the four of us devoured an entire loaf before dinner at her house.
August 12, 2010 |
Many people who encounter Mikael Moore, the chief of staff for Rep. Maxine Waters, see a typical Capitol Hill aide: a young, serious, BlackBerry-toting workaholic in a business suit with an intense belief in the importance of his work. If they know he is also Waters' grandson, making him a rarity in Congress, it is not because he talks about it much, if at all. Colleagues say Moore rarely offers information about his family connection, and that they have instead come to know him as a talented, politically gifted peer who has brought order to a sometimes tangled office and quickly grasped the intricacies of Washington.
January 10, 1985
Frank A. Blethen, son of a former president of the Seattle Times, will become president and chief operating officer of the paper March 1, succeeding W. J. Pennington, president and publisher.