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Articles from Vol. 124, No. 47, November 23

Can We Talk? despite Hostilities, Signs of Peace between Newspapers and Baby Bells
While newspapers and phone companies are waging a savage public relations and lobbying war over information services, there are signs of a truce. Southwestern Bell Corp. and Pulitzer Publishing Co., publisher of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, have...
Channel One Comes under Scrutiny in Texas
Whittle Communications Inc. says it is not worried about a nascent movement to ban its Channel One classroom tv program in Texas. "What this represents . . . is a few parents in one school in one school district," Whittle spokesman Tom Ingram said...
'Doonesbury' Series on Quayle Still Stirs Controversy
The "Doonesbury" series relating to Vice President Dan Quayle may have started back on November 11, but it is continuing to make news. Perhaps the biggest development was the release of a federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) file to the...
Home for Christmas? Release of More Hostages Gives Hope That Associated Press Newsman Terry Anderson Could Be Released within the Next Few Weeks
With the release from Lebanon of the fifth and sixth Western hostages since August came possibly the most encouraging news to date about the potential release of newsman Terry Anderson, who has been a captive in Lebanon for more than six years. ...
KBA-Motter Closes Rockford Plant; Firm Consolidates in York; Motters Depart, Derby Named President
KBA-Motter Corp. announced two executive promotions, the departure of Frank and Edward Motter and the closure of its Rockford, Ill., operation, effective Dec. 17. George Derby, KBA-Motter vice president and general manager, moves up to president...
Luring Foreign Journalists to Chicago
The City of Chicago is experiencing international aspirations, but how to lure more foreign journalists was the question posed by a collection of journalists, business executives, and city promoters. The answer: An experimental marriage between...
Making Newspapers More Convenient: Times Mirror Chairman Offers Some Advice
The head man of Times Mirror Co. believes that newspapers must be more convenient and useful and is doing something about it. One example, said Robert F. Erburu, is the development of a "one order, one bill" that will make it easier for customers...
Monopoly in Milwaukee?
To protest the launching of a new Milwaukee Journal total market coverage product, shopper and weekly newspaper competitors are considering a license renewal challenge of Journal Communication's Milwaukee television station. "Absolutely there is...
Negotiations Off: UPI Management, Wire Service Guild Fail to Work out a Deal
Although a hearing on the United Press International motion to nullify its contract with the Wire Service Guild was postponed to allow further talks to reach what looked like a deal between the two groups, negotiations broke off without an agreement....
Publishing in Prague
Twenty-two months have passed since the Velvet Revolution in Prague, and fledging signs of Westernization are slowly beginning to appear. From the private French bakery that opened on otherwise drab Konevova Street to the downtown banks advertising...
Quentin Burke, Holtville Tribune, Holtville, Calif
What does the publisher of a small-town weekly do when retiring after 25 years of putting out a newspaper? That is a quarter-century--1,300 weeks--of unremitting toil to gather news, sell ads, and solve production hitches in an unceasing race against...
Reporter Breaks Wrists in Scuffle over Access
A veteran Pueblo Chieftain sports reporter had his wrist broken when two off-duty Pueblo police officers hires as security guards restrained him after he had attempted to gain access to an Indiana Pacers locker room. Reporter Nick Nasch said he...
Stories about Waite Link to North Scheme May Have Been Held
Anglican church envoy Terry Waite had been on his fifth mission to Beirut trying to free Western hostages held in Lebanon when he was kidnapped by Islamic Jihad in January 1987. News reports following Waite's release Nov. 18 have raised questions...
Telephone Companies Don't Want to Do the News
The American Newspaper Publishers Association recently issued its position on proposals for the construction of a nationwide fiber-optic-based telephone network and the effect of new communications technology on the newspaper industry. The ANPA's...
The Changing Lithuanian Press
While the newly independent Baltic nations struggle with enormous political, economic and social issues, their newspapers face rather more prosaic challenges, a pioneering Lithuanian publisher feels. First, said Vitas Tomkus, publisher of Respublika...
Toronto Star Signs with Ferag, Inc. and Western Lithotech
For its new, $360 million production plant in Vaughn, Ont., the Toronto Star has contracted with Ferag Inc. to supply 14 Single Copy Conveyors, with Industrial Noise Control Inc. for quiet rooms and other areas, and with Western Lithotech for automated...
Where She Came from to Get Syndicated
When Barbara Brandon applied for a job at Elan magazine nine years ago, she had no idea that this would indirectly lead to her becoming the country's only black female cartoonist with a major syndicate. An Elan editor interviewing Brandon in 1982...
Whose Side Are You On?
The depressed state of newspaper advertising which has adversely affected newspaper earnings is well-known, has been widely reported in all media, and should be especially apparent to those who work for newspapers. One would think, therefore, that...
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