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July 26, 2003
On July 24, 2003, RUTH E. (nee Stull) RIDDER of Ellicott City, beloved wife of Herbert L. Ridder, loving sister of Margaret R. Stauffer, dear sister-in-law of Margaret V. Stull and aunt of Mark Stull, Andrew Stull, Sally Miller and Myra Anderson. Also survived by many other loving relatives and friends. Family will receive friends Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. at Harry H. Witzke's Family Funeral Home Inc., 4112 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City, Graveside Service Monday 2 P.M. at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
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BUSINESS
March 6, 2007
Nation: Airlines Delta reorganization extension sought Delta Air Lines Inc., which is operating under bankruptcy protection, asked for court permission yesterday to delay the deadline by which the company has to exclusively file its reorganization plan and to solicit acceptance of that plan. The airline said the extension - its fourth such request - from April 16 to June 1 is necessary because a confirmation hearing on its Chapter 11 plan is scheduled for April 25, after the current deadline.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | March 16, 2006
The chairman and chief executive of Knight Ridder Inc., P. Anthony Ridder, who sold the newspaper chain to the McClatchy Co. on Monday, said he resisted the sale and then sought to persuade McClatchy to keep most of the company's 32 papers. But immediately after acquiring Knight Ridder for $4.5 billion, McClatchy and its company's chairman, Gary Pruitt, said they were putting 12 of the papers, nearly a third of them, back on the market. The sale will lead to the dissolution of the newspaper company that Ridder's family started in 1892, a prospect that he called depressing in a lengthy telephone interview.
NEWS
June 28, 2006
kitchen tip "To prevent the seeds from getting into your citrus juices when squeezing fresh juice, place a piece of double-thick cheesecloth over the cut end of the fruit and squeeze the juice through the cheesecloth. The seeds remain behind." alanskitchen.com Back road travel writer Alan Eastep likes the heat in the kitchen and the backyard. His popular picnic, tailgate and sun-deck recipes have got you covered for summer. You might want to try his South Dakota grilled porterhouse steak.
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By THOMAS KOSTIGEN and THOMAS KOSTIGEN,MARKETWATCH | January 12, 2006
SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Newspapers, despite all the commentary and seeming evidence to the contrary, are good buys. They are the biggest purveyors and producers of content, and their profit margins are big. Yes, you read right: It's this last piece of information that is often lost in their business-model critiques. Newspapers have profit margins that average between 20 percent and 30 percent. A report by the Newspaper Association of America points out that those numbers are "a bit less than Microsoft and Dell but higher even than pharmaceuticals."
NEWS
October 13, 2002
Bernard H. Ridder Jr. 85, a third-generation newspaper executive who spent the years after college moving westward to help manage Ridder Publications' new properties and eventually rose to be the company's president and chief executive, died Thursday at his home in San Mateo, Calif. In 1974, Mr. Ridder helped engineer the merger of Ridder Publications with Knight Newspapers and served as vice chairman and chairman of the executive committee of the combined company. Mr. Ridder's two sons, Peter Ridder and P. Anthony Ridder, followed him into the business.
NEWS
By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,Staff Writer | May 19, 1992
On trial for automobile manslaughter last month, the teen-ager with the nickname "Satan" showed no remorse. The victims' family seethed. When the boy turned to them and smiled at his sentencing hearing yesterday, they were outraged.Then, minutes before being committed to a juvenile detention facility, he displayed a change in attitude. Shown a picture of Victor and Mary Ridder, the New Rochelle, N.Y., couple he killed last October, the 17-year-old Severn boy cried."I'm sorry it took me so long to express any emotion but that's just the type of person I am," he said.
NEWS
June 27, 2002
Georgia Ridder, 87, a thoroughbred horse owner and the widow of newspaper publisher B.J. "Ben" Ridder, died June 14 in Pasadena, Calif. The couple began racing thoroughbreds in the late 1950s. Their biggest win came in 1996, when Alphabet Soup, a long-shot gray colt, beat Cigar, the reigning horse of the year, in the $4 million Breeders' Cup Classic in Toronto. The Ridders moved from Long Island, N.Y., to California in 1955 when B.J. Ridder became publisher of the Pasadena Independent & Star News, the predecessor of today's Pasadena Star-News.
SPORTS
October 9, 2000
Basketball Nets: Waived F Peter Cornell. 76ers: Released F Darnell Robinson. Football Colts: Waived RB Paul Shields. Added OL Tim Ridder. Placed RB Chukie Nwokoriev on injured list.
NEWS
April 5, 2006
EVENTS chocolate andzucchini.com Click on the "edible guide to NYC" on this site, run by a food writer in Paris, for a romp among the bars, cafes, bakeries, delis, pizza joints, Asian, Indian, vegetarian, burger and soul-food establishments of New York City. The descriptions were written by contributors. Knight Ridder/Tribune
BUSINESS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | March 16, 2006
The chairman and chief executive of Knight Ridder Inc., P. Anthony Ridder, who sold the newspaper chain to the McClatchy Co. on Monday, said he resisted the sale and then sought to persuade McClatchy to keep most of the company's 32 papers. But immediately after acquiring Knight Ridder for $4.5 billion, McClatchy and its company's chairman, Gary Pruitt, said they were putting 12 of the papers, nearly a third of them, back on the market. The sale will lead to the dissolution of the newspaper company that Ridder's family started in 1892, a prospect that he called depressing in a lengthy telephone interview.
BUSINESS
By LAURA SMITHERMAN and LAURA SMITHERMAN,SUN REPORTER | March 14, 2006
When investment consultant Peter J. Tanous visited longtime acquaintance Bruce S. Sherman last month, he found the Florida investor surprised by the attention he was receiving as the instigator behind the newspaper industry's shake-up and Knight-Ridder's sale. "He's been a activist for more than 20 years," said Tanous, president of Lynx Investment Advisory Inc. who has advised clients to invest with Sherman. "He said, `You know Peter, when I was doing this years ago, nobody paid any attention, and now that I'm doing it with bigger companies, everybody is paying attention.
BUSINESS
By NICK MADIGAN and NICK MADIGAN,SUN REPORTER | March 14, 2006
With the purchase of Knight Ridder Inc., the nation's second-largest newspaper chain, the smaller McClatchy Co. has made a bold investment in becoming a leader of an industry beset by circulation losses, staff reductions and uncertainty. The $6.5 billion purchase of Knight Ridder, after five months of doubt about whether a deal might be made, was seen by some analysts and newspaper people as rare positive news in a fragmenting news landscape. McClatchy's announcement was accompanied by news that it would immediately put up for sale 12 of the 32 Knight Ridder papers, including two of its most journalistically respected, The Philadelphia Inquirer and the San Jose Mercury News.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | March 13, 2006
Knight Ridder, the second-largest newspaper company in the United States, agreed last night to sell itself for about $4.5 billion in cash and stock to the McClatchy Co., a publisher half its size, according to people involved in the negotiations. The deal, which is expected to be announced today, comes as the newspaper industry is gripped by uncertainty as readers across the country have begun to drift away from printed newspapers. However, the sale could help calm some investors who are nervous about the values of newspaper companies because Knight Ridder commanded a premium of about 25 percent for its shares from the time it put itself up for sale in November under pressure from shareholders.
BUSINESS
By SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS | March 11, 2006
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- With at least two bids on the table, Knight Ridder's board of directors is scheduled to meet tomorrow in New York to weigh offers in the possible sale of the newspaper company. A source familiar with the company said yesterday that the situation is "still fluid." Knight Ridder, the nation's second-largest newspaper company and owner of the San Jose Mercury News, The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Miami Herald, offered itself for sale under pressure from its three largest shareholders who were unhappy with its stock performance.
BUSINESS
By THOMAS KOSTIGEN and THOMAS KOSTIGEN,MARKETWATCH | January 12, 2006
SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Newspapers, despite all the commentary and seeming evidence to the contrary, are good buys. They are the biggest purveyors and producers of content, and their profit margins are big. Yes, you read right: It's this last piece of information that is often lost in their business-model critiques. Newspapers have profit margins that average between 20 percent and 30 percent. A report by the Newspaper Association of America points out that those numbers are "a bit less than Microsoft and Dell but higher even than pharmaceuticals."
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