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Peter Worthington, 86 (1927 - 2013)
The Associated PressTORONTO (AP) — Peter Worthington, a veteran newspaperman who co-founded the Toronto Sun, has died. He was 86.His wife, Yvonne Crittenden, said her husband died Sunday night.The Toronto Sun said Monday on its website that Worthington was admitted to Toronto General Hospital last Thursday and diagnosed with a serious staph infection that compromised his heart, kidneys and...
Alan Abelson, 87 (1925 - 2013)
The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Alan Abelson, who spent 57 years as a writer, editor and chief columnist for financial news publication Barron's, has died at the age of 87.The author of the long-running Up and Down Wall Street column died Thursday of a heart attack, according to Sara Blask, a spokeswoman for Dow Jones, which publishes Barron's. Abelson had been on a medical leave of absence...
Mary Thom (2013)
The Associated PressYONKERS, New York (AP) — Prominent feminist Mary Thom, a writer and former editor of Ms. magazine who also was an avid motorcyclist, crashed while riding on a highway and was killed, her nephew said Saturday. She was 68.Thom had a passion for riding motorcycles and died riding her 1996 Honda Magna 750 on Friday evening on a highway just north of New York City, nephew Thom...
Pierre Sadek (2013)
The Associated PressBEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's leading caricaturist Pierre Sadek who was famous for his decades of work poking fun at politicians died on Wednesday. He was 76.State-run National News Agency said Sadek died after a long sickness.A graduate of the Lebanese Academy for Fine Arts, Sadek worked for several local newspapers, including An-Nahar. In 1986, he became Lebanon's first...
John Fenton Wheeler, 89 (1924 - 2013)
The Associated PressCOLUMBIA, Missouri (AP) — John Fenton Wheeler, an Associated Press foreign correspondent who was the last U.S. reporter expelled from Cold War-era Cuba, has died. He was 88.Wheeler died on April 21, according to an obituary from Parker Funeral Service in Columbia, Missouri.Wheeler's 21-year AP career began in 1964 in Columbus, Ohio. He then transferred to the foreign desk in...
Sam Jameson (2013)
The Associated PressTOKYO (AP) — The former longtime Los Angeles Times' Tokyo bureau chief, Sam Jameson, who lived in Japan for half a century and had a deep personal bond with the country, has...
Al Neuharth, 89 (1924 - 2013)
MIKE SCHNEIDER, The Associated Press COCOA BEACH, Florida (AP) — Al Neuharth changed the look of American newspapers when he founded USA Today, filling the newspaper with breezy, easy-to...
George Alexander McArthur III, 88 (1924 - 2013)
RICHARD PYLE, The Associated PressFormer Associated Press writer George McArthur, who was the quintessential foreign correspondent as he reported from the boulevards of Paris to the sands of the...
Mikhail Beketov (2013)
The Associated PressMOSCOW (AP) — Mikhail Beketov, a Russian journalist who suffered brain damage and lost a leg after a brutal assault that followed his campaign against a highway project outside...
Bob Teague (2013)
KAREN MATTHEWS, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Bob Teague, a former news anchor, reporter and producer and one of New York City's first black television journalists, has died. He was 84.Teague...
Joe Bigham (2013)
GOSIA WOZNIACKA, The Associated PressFRESNO, Calif. (AP) — An Associated Press reporter who covered California's Central Valley for more than a quarter of a century has died. Joe Bigham was 76.His...
Michael Gage, 75 (2013)
The Associated PressGREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Michael Gage, the former publisher of the Green Bay Press-Gazette and president of the Packers Hall of Fame board, has died, his wife said Monday. He was...
Melanie Welte (2013)
DAVID PITT, The Associated PressDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Melanie Welte, a journalist at The Associated Press who for more than two decades wrote, edited and often directed the cooperative's breaking...
Harold A. Drake (2013)
The Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Harold A. Drake, whose diverse reporting career included the Vietnam War and interviews with global entertainers for Pacific Stars and Stripes,...
Stanley Karnow, 87 (1925 - 2013)
HILLEL ITALIE, The Associated Press Stanley Karnow, the award-winning author and journalist who wrote a definitive book about the Vietnam War, worked on an accompanying documentary and later won a...
Mehmet Ali Birand (2013)
The Associated PressANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Mehmet Ali Birand, a prominent Turkish journalist who advocated minority rights and democracy in Turkey during a career spanning 48 years, has died. He was...
Michael Triplett (2013)
The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — The National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association says its president, Michael Triplett, has died. Triplett, who was an assistant managing editor at...
Pauline Friedman Phillips, 94 (1918 - 2013)
STEVE KARNOWSKI, The Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Pauline Friedman Phillips, who as Dear Abby dispensed snappy, sometimes saucy advice on love, marriage and meddling mothers-in-law to...
Eugene Patterson, 89 (1923 - 2013)
MITCH STACY, The Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (AP) — Eugene Patterson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning editor and columnist whose impassioned words helped draw national attention to the...
Nadeane Walker Anderson (2013)
CHRIS TOMLINSON, The Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Associated Press fashion editor and foreign correspondent Nadeane Walker Anderson has died. She was 91. Anderson's daughter...
Jim Davenport, 54 (2012)
JEFFREY COLLINS, The Associated PressCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Jim Davenport, an Associated Press reporter who worked doggedly to inform people in South Carolina about what their governors, lawmakers...
Terry Glover (1955 - 2012)
The Associated PressCHICAGO (AP) — Terry Glover, the managing editor of Ebony magazine, has died of colon cancer at her Chicago home. She was 57.Ebony announced on its website that Glover died on...
James R. Whelan (2012)
JESSICA GRESKO, The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — James R. Whelan, who served as the first editor of The Washington Times and left in a public dispute with its Unification Church owners, has...
Erik Izraelewicz, 58 (1954 - 2012)
The Associated PressPARIS (AP) — The top editor at France's leading daily newspaper has died suddenly of a heart attack.Erik Izraelewicz, 58, had led Le Monde for about two years, after a career...
Zenaida Silva (2012)
The Associated PressMANILA, Philippines (AP) — Zenaida Silva, a veteran Filipino journalist who covered the 1986 "people power" revolt that ousted dictator Ferdinand Marcos and other turbulent...
David Copley, 60 (1952 - 2012)
The Associated PressSAN DIEGO (AP) — UT San Diego says its former owner and publisher David Copley has died after a car crash near his home in La Jolla, California.The newspaper reports that the 60...
Walt Zeboski, 83 (2012)
SACRAMENTO, California (AP) — Walt Zeboski, who chronicled Ronald Reagan's 1980 presidential campaign and a succession of California governors as a photographer for The Associated Press, has died....
Jim Durham (2012)
The Associated Press BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — ESPN radio announcer Jim Durham, who called NBA games for the network, has died. He was 65. ESPN said Monday that Durham died over the weekend at...
Roger Wood, 87 (1925 - 2012)
The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Wood, who became editor of the New York Post shortly after it was purchased by Rupert Murdoch in 1977 and shaped the feisty tabloid it is today, has...
Edwin Q. White (1922 - 2012)
OSKAR GARCIA, The Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) — One night in 1969, as a salvo of Viet Cong rockets exploded in the streets of Saigon, Edwin Q. White paused after typing a dateline on his...