CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 2001 |
The outcry over a national magazine article dubbing Battle Mountain the "armpit of America" cost a local newspaper editor her job and stunned the article's author, who insists he's fond of the rural Nevada mining town. Lorrie Baumann, former editor of the Battle Mountain Bugle, said she was fired after local merchants outraged over her cooperation with the Washington Post Magazine threatened to pull advertising from the twice-weekly, 1,700-circulation newspaper.
July 18, 2001 |
For more than 20 years, Katharine Graham, head of the Washington Post and grande dame of American journalism, proudly displayed in her office the mechanical wringer from an old washing machine. It was a reminder that life entails risks--and that taking those risks can lead to greatness. During the early days of Watergate, when the Post labored almost alone to expose the improper and illegal actions that eventually forced President Richard M.
January 27, 2001 |
Florida voters who spoiled their ballots because they punched more than one presidential candidate were three times as likely to have included Vice President Al Gore as one of their choices as George W. Bush, a Washington Post analysis has found. A review of computerized records for 2.7 million votes in eight of Florida's largest counties offers new details of how voters erred.
November 9, 1999 |
In a ruling that could shape how copyright laws are applied in cyberspace, a federal judge on Monday rejected a conservative Web site's position that posting articles copied without permission from major newspapers is legally protected. The preliminary ruling, delivered in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, stems from a copyright infringement suit filed last year by Los Angeles Times and Washington Post newspapers against Freerepublic.
December 1, 1998 |
General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co., the world's No. 1 and No. 2 auto makers, denied cooperating with Nazi Germany during World War II and disputed allegations made in a Washington Post report. Historians and lawyers conducting research in lawsuits filed by former prisoners of war are trying to prove the auto makers helped European subsidiaries convert car factories to military production. Some managers "went along with" the conversions while resisting U.S.
June 27, 1996 |
Washington Post Plans Format Changes: The Washington Post will trim the size of its pages by about an inch in length and width when its new printing presses come fully into operation at the end of 1998, Publisher Donald E. Graham has told Wall Street analysts. The changes will make the Post the same length as most major American newspapers and an inch narrower than most are today.