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By MIKE ROYKO | January 30, 1995
The two young women were standing outside the courthouse entrance, pancake makeup on their pretty faces, microphones in their hands and the gleam of the huntress in their eyes.They were flanked by several of the large trade-school dropouts who make their living aiming TV cameras at anything that might make a bleeding blip on the nightly news. As I approached, the young women smiled and moved toward me. One of them tried her best to shove the microphone up my left nostril, while asking one of the most amazingly stupid questions I have heard in 40 years in the news business.
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | March 24, 1996
Wilson "Buck" Auld Jr., who as a determined reporter grabbed the nation's attention when he broke the Pumpkin Papers story and the lurid details of the Dorothy Grammer murder case, died March 17 of cancer at Good Samaritan Hospital. The Hillendale resident was 84.Mr. Auld, who began his newspaper career in 1929 as a copy boy for the old , was promoted in the late 1930s to police reporter and happily took to the streets of Baltimore.Respected in the news business for his vast knowledge of the city, Mr. Auld possessed all the credentials that would serve him well in his career as a reporter and later as assistant city editor before he retired in 1978.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | October 6, 1998
The Supreme Court refused yesterday to review a ruling against a Baltimore journalist who sued the city's former Police Department spokesman over access to governmental information.The court rejected an appeal by Terrie Snyder without comment and refused to revive her 1995 suit against Samuel Ringgold, the department's former public affairs director.Snyder, a free-lance reporter for the City Paper, called the decision "outrageous and truly frightening.""By refusing to consider this case, the court has said that it's all right for government officials to discriminate and turn down requests for information from reporters who don't report what's to their liking," Snyder said.
BUSINESS
By Hanah Cho and Hanah Cho,Sun reporter | January 11, 2007
The leader of a local group that wants to buy The Sun denied yesterday a published report that it is in "serious negotiations" to buy the daily newspaper, though he says he still hopes to eventually get a chance to bid for the publication. Theodore G. Venetoulis, a publisher and former Baltimore County executive who is leading the Baltimore Media Group that hopes to buy the newspaper, said an article in yesterday's Examiner is "totally untrue." "There are no negotiations going on," said Venetoulis, who says he has been unable to get The Sun's parent, Tribune Co., to disclose financial information about the newspaper for his investors to study.
NEWS
By Dan Morse and Fred Rasmussen and Dan Morse and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | May 14, 1996
John Woodruff, a longtime Sun reporter whose assignments ranged from Baltimore zoning issues to the opening of China, died of cancer Sunday at his Cockeysville home. He was 57.He was described by colleagues and people he covered as a tough, fair and enthusiastic reporter."He honestly believed that journalists could make things better for people," said Gerald P. Merrell, The Sun's business editor. "He threw himself into any story, large or small."Richard O'Mara, former foreign editor and now a reporter for The Sun, recalled Mr. Woodruff saying, " 'Getting on the front page is like heroin.
NEWS
By JACK GERMOND & JULES WITCOVER | May 9, 1997
WASHINGTON -- Murray Kempton, who died the other day at 79, graced the New York newspaper scene for half a century with his elegantly written column, and for nearly as long informed and beguiled generations of reporters on the national political campaign trail.In a world of grubby little men (and only later women) chasing political candidates around the country scribbling in their notebooks while puffing on dangling cigarettes, the sartorially proper Mr. Kempton more often than not hovered above, taking in the panorama.
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By Paul Moore and Paul Moore,Public Editor | July 1, 2007
American justice is administered in various forums - from local magistrates to the Supreme Court to specialized courts for taxes, military justice and an array of other issues. But all of these tribunals share basic principles of justice. Both parties in a case have equal access to evidence. Judges don't favor prosecutors. Administrators don't meddle with judicial decisions. But one jurisdiction, the Baltimore-based Coast Guard administrative law system, apparently has not been adhering to the principles of fairness.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,SUN REPORTER | May 21, 2007
Alvin P. Sanoff, a former Sun reporter who covered the 1968 riots here before moving on to launch U.S. News & World Report's annual "America's Best Colleges" editions, died of pancreatic cancer Thursday at Georgetown University Hospital. The Bethesda resident was 65. Born in the Bronx, N.Y., Mr. Sanoff was the son of Russian immigrants who fled the communists and settled eventually in Brookline, Mass., near Boston. His father sold antiques and worked in a family meat business. Mr. Sanoff graduated from the Boston Latin School in 1959 and entered Harvard University, helping to pay his way through as a soda jerk and with newspaper internships, according to his son, Geoff Sanoff of New York City.
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By Paul Moore and Paul Moore,Public Editor | May 20, 2007
Significantly more readers are now visiting The Sun's Web site due to a flood of morning news and photo postings from The Sun's newsroom, plus an array of blog postings on topics from sports and dining out to the environment and education. By committing more newsroom resources to online reporting and editing, The Sun is seeking to build its audience - and is seeking new sources of revenue in the highly competitive media market. In that regard, the rise in The Sun's Web site traffic is very good news.
NEWS
By PAUL MOORE and PAUL MOORE,PUBLIC EDITOR | June 11, 2006
With the recent deaths of two CBS employees, the Iraq war officially became the deadliest ever for journalists, with 71 killed. This is more journalists than died in World War II, Korea or Vietnam. CBS correspondent Kimberly Dozier was also badly injured in the May 29 attack that killed a cameraman and a soundman. Dozier graduated from St. Timothy's School in Baltimore County in 1984. The Sun and many other American newspapers gave prominent front-page play to the attacks on the CBS journalists.
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