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September 15, 1989 | ERIC HARRISON, Times Staff Writer
An emotionally disturbed former employee armed with an AK-47 assault rifle opened fire in a printing plant Thursday, killing seven people and wounding 15 before fatally shooting himself in the head. Police said that the man, Joseph T. Wesbecker, 47, roamed the three-story Standard Gravure Corp. building for 20 minutes Thursday morning, shooting anyone who came within view.
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September 15, 1989 | ERIC HARRISON, Times Staff Writer
An emotionally disturbed former employee armed with an AK-47 assault rifle opened fire in a printing plant Thursday, killing seven people and wounding 15 before fatally shooting himself in the head. Police said that the man, Joseph T. Wesbecker, 47, roamed the three-story Standard Gravure Corp. building for 20 minutes Thursday morning, shooting anyone who came within view.
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BUSINESS
June 12, 1986
The Bingham family said it sold WHAS-AM and WAMZ-FM--leading radio stations in the Louisville, Ky., market--to Clear Channel Communications of San Antonio for $20 million. The family has also sold the Louisville Courier-Journal and Times newspapers, WHAS-TV and Standard Gravure Corp., a printing firm, in recent months. The family's total holdings brought about $436 million.
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January 21, 1986
Barry Bingham Jr. said in Louisville, Ky., that he has patched up differences with his father and will remain as editor and publisher of the Courier-Journal and the Louisville Times until the newspapers and two other family companies are sold. Bingham, who offered his resignation after his father announced the sale of the family's media empire on Jan. 9, also said he would continue as vice chairman of WHAS Inc., which owns a television station and two radio stations, and Standard Gravure Corp.
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September 16, 1989 | From Associated Press
A printing plant worker disabled by mental illness was able to legally buy the AK-47 assault rifle he used to kill seven former co-workers without disclosing his mental problems, authorities said Friday. Police said that Joseph T. Wesbecker was armed with several semiautomatic weapons and hundreds of rounds of ammunition Thursday as he went from floor to floor at the Standard Gravure Corp. Wesbecker killed seven people and injured 15 before killing himself.
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November 19, 1989 | CHARLES WOLFE, ASSOCIATED PRESS
The AK-47 bullets that blasted away his left knee and right elbow also ended Mike Campbell's comfortable detachment from the struggle over gun control. "I've never been much of an activist," said Campbell, one of a dozen survivors of Joseph Wesbecker's Sept. 14 rampage at the Standard Gravure Corp. printing plant. "Obviously I am for gun control now."
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January 19, 1986 | MICHAEL WINES, Times Staff Writer
Twenty years ago this summer, Robert Worth Bingham III was going to lead this genteel, pleasantly lazy river city to great heights. As the first of five children born to Mary and Barry Bingham Sr., owners of the Courier-Journal and Louisville Times newspapers and a clutch of printing and broadcasting companies, Worth was his father's choice to carry on a journalistic empire whose influence stretched far beyond its regional audience.
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