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ALABAMA

Brian Lacy has been named managing editor of The Cullman Times. Lacy previously served as the managing editor of The Huntsville (Texas) Item.

ARIZONA

Susan Cantrell has been appointed vice president of advertising for Tucson Newspapers. Cantrell spent 23 years with The Kansas City Star, where she most recently served as vice president of sales and marketing.

CALIFORNIA

Rich Somerville has been named managing editor of the Times-Standard in Eureka. Somerville most recently was president of Media Foresight Associates, a newspaper consulting firm in Nevada County. He has also served as managing editor of The Union in Grass Valley. Somerville succeeds Charles Winkler, who has been managing editor since 2002.

Bob Goll is the new editor of the Tri-Valley Herald in Pleasanton. Goll most recently was the Herald's managing editor. He succeeds Drew Voros, who has been named business editor of the Contra Costa Times.

Kyle Jorrey has been named editor of the Simi Valley Acorn in Agoura Hills. Jorrey, who most recently was a staff writer, succeeds Steve Carlson.

COLORADO

Steven B. Rossi has been appointed executive vice president and chief operating officer for MediaNews Group in Denver. Rossi was senior vice president and chief financial officer of Knight Ridder.

David Licko has been named senior vice president/finance and CFO of the Denver Newspaper Agency. Previously, Licko was senior vice president/finance and group controller for Indianapolis Newspapers.

GEORGIA

Jana Broadie has been named director of training and organizational development for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She most recently was human resources manager for the circulation department.

Bobby Amirshahi has been named director of public affairs for Cox Enterprises in Atlanta. Amirshahi most recently served as director/communications in Los Angeles for Comedy Central and Spike TV.

ILLINOIS

John Pfeifer has been appointed publisher of the Daily Chronicle in DeKalb. He most recently served as publisher of The Daily News in Rhinelander, Wis.

IOWA

John Beaudoin has been named publisher of The Logan Herald-Observer and the Woodbine Twiner. Beaudoin most recently was specialty publications manager at The Examiner in Independence, Mo.

KANSAS

John Lechliter has been named managing editor of The Daily Union of Junction City. He most recently was assistant metro editor for the Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader.

KENTUCKY

Walt Reichert has been appointed editor of The Sentinel-News in Shelbyville. He is promoted from associate editor.

LOUISIANA

Kelly Rose has been named vice president and advertising director at The Times-Picayune in New Orleans. Rose has worked in the paper's advertising department for 22 years, most recently as assistant advertising director. Brian Schexnayder has been named assistant advertising director. He is promoted from retail advertising director.

Carl Redman has been appointed executive editor of The Advocate in Baton Rouge. He is promoted from managing editor.

MARYLAND

Rondra (Ronnie) Matthews has been appointed publisher of The Sun of Baltimore. Matthews has served as president and publisher of The Daily Press in Newport News, Va.

MASSACHUSETTS

Tom Farragher has been named editor of The Boston Globe's "Spotlight" investigative team. Farragher, who joined the Globe staff in 1997, previously worked in the Metro and Spotlight sections as an investigative reporter.

MICHIGAN

David Holgate has been appointed publisher of The Herald-Palladium in St. Joseph. Holgate most recently served as publisher of The News-Dispatch in Michigan City, Ind. He succeeds Geoffrey Moser, who has been appointed publisher of the Herald-Sun in Durham, N.C.

MINNESOTA

Tracy Sinopoli has been named executive sales director at the Star Tribune of Minneapolis. …