March 19, 2013
Those of us who work in the news business are well-accustomed to hearing the lament that it would be nice to see some positive things get a little bit of publicity. We're also a bit sensitive to it not because the lament is well-founded, but because there's never really a shortage of good news, and a fair amount of good news generally finds its way into print. The problem is, unfortunately, bad news is often more useful than good news, and it's generally what we focus on. A deer causes a bad accident.
May 8, 2012
Ring Posts blogger and theScore on-air personality Arda Ocal sat down recently with WWE commentator Jerry "The King" Lawler, who discussed how his illustrations helped him break into pro wrestling, avoiding major injuries throughout his entire career, avoiding temptation in the wrestling business and much more.
May 14, 1999
Opinion * Commentary trol activists, believing that the Littleton, Colo., school shooting tragedy might at last arouse Congress to toughen gun laws, have been knocked back on their heels in the wake of the Senate's vote to reject tightened procedures for sales at gun shows.The 51-47 vote against the Democratic proposal, and the subsequent passage by 53-45 of a Republican version making background checks on buyers from unlicensed gun dealers merely voluntary, jolted the anti-gun lobby at a time its leaders hoped the clout of the National Rifle Association and its allies might at last be slipping on Capitol Hill.
September 18, 2005
EVEN THOUGH Hurricane Katrina's aftermath will be a major story for months, the urgent rush of news has begun to slow. In a week when Michael Brown resigned as FEMA's chief and the recovery of the dead intensified, other stories from the region, nation and world returned to share space on the nation's front pages. Now, "commentary" on the Katrina story, highlighted by newspaper op-ed opinion pieces, is generating the most reader reaction. Some believe the harsh tone and the sheer number of articles published blasting the federal response represent ideological grandstanding and a rush to judgment.
December 15, 2004
Mark Hyman, the on-air editorial voice of Sinclair Broadcast Group, says he's "amused" by a campaign that a coalition of liberal public interest groups has launched against him and the Hunt Valley-based broadcaster. Led by Media Matters for America, a Web-based watchdog organization aimed at monitoring conservative thought in the media, the group claims that Sinclair "abuses the public airwaves" at its 62 owned or operated TV stations, particularly by airing a Hyman commentary segment, `The Point,' without opposing points of view.
October 22, 2001
Many Conservative Jewish congregations are celebrating the arrival this month of an updated Conservative Movement Torah and commentary, Etz Hayim. But members of Beth Shalom in Columbia are particularly eager to get a copy - their rabbi was an influential editor of the 1,500-plus- page tome. At a dedication at the synagogue yesterday, Rabbi Susan Grossman, 46, discussed the significance of the updated edition and her involvement in the project. She was the lone female rabbi on the editorial board and the only editor with a congregation.