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By David Folkenflik and David Folkenflik,SUN STAFF | January 16, 2004
More questions are surfacing about the veracity of articles written by former USA Today star reporter Jack Kelley. Kelley was forced to resign this month after he was found to have deceived editors during a long and ultimately inconclusive inquiry into whether he had fabricated material for several articles. On Wednesday, the newspaper additionally published its editors' concerns that he may have lifted unattributed passages from the Washington Post in a 1998 article about small-arms dealers on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.
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By ROB HIAASEN and ROB HIAASEN,SUN REPORTER | February 24, 2006
The timing just seemed a bit off - or on. In a news cycle dominated by the U.S. ports security story, an advertising insert in yesterday's USA Today featured positive political and economic stories about the United Arab Emirates, a country very much in the news. The Bush administration is trying to calm a furor over allowing a Middle Eastern company, Dubai Ports World, to take over partial control of six U.S. ports, including Baltimore. Critics of the deal say the Persian Gulf country has been linked to al-Qaida.
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By David Folkenflik and David Folkenflik,SUN STAFF | January 17, 2004
The editor and publisher of USA Today announced yesterday that the national newspaper would launch an independent review of all the articles written by former star foreign correspondent Jack Kelley. The review will extend to "all related matters that the committee conducting the examination may choose to explore," editor Karen Jurgensen and publisher Craig Moon said in a written statement. Kelley was forced to resign earlier this month after editors confronted him with evidence of his efforts to deceive them during an earlier, aborted inquiry into several of his articles.
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By Susan Reimer and Susan Reimer,Staff Writer | April 9, 1992
Arthur Ashe is an instantly recognized public figure, and word that a public figure has a fatal illness is news, says Gene Policinski, managing editor/sports for USA Today."
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By David Folkenflik | January 30, 2004
The publisher of USA Today has appointed a panel of distinguished journalists, including two outsiders, to oversee a new review of the reporting of former star foreign correspondent Jack Kelley. Publisher Craig Moon announced the committee is to review all of Kelley's reporting over his two-decade career there and any related matters that arise. It will be led by John Seigenthaler, a past USA Today editor who is the former publisher and editor of the Nashville Tennessean, which, like USA Today, is owned by the Gannett Co. Other panel members include veteran newspaper editor Bill Kovach, now head of the Committee of Concerned Journalists, and William Hilliard, former editor of the Portland Oregonian.
NEWS
April 13, 1992
Former tennis star Arthur Ashe announced last week he has the virus that causes AIDS. He said he went public only after being questioned by a reporter from USA Today.Eighty-four percent of callers to SUNDIAL disapprove of the way USA Today handled the story. Of 658 callers, 553 say the newspaper did not act properly in pursuing the story, while 105 callers (16 percent) see the action as proper."It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically, as a scientific public opinion poll would be.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | January 22, 2014
Ever wanted to make a cameo appearance on a favorite TV show? Michael Phelps is about to do just that, appearing on an episode of the USA Network drama "Suits" that will air March 6.  Phelps, who has said he's a fan of the show, has an easy role to play -- himself.  Phelps encounters Gabriel Macht's character in a restaurant along with the attorney's girlfriend and colleague who is played by Abigail Spencer, as first reported by ...
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By Paul McCardell | May 12, 2012
The weather map was first published in an American newspaper on May 12, 1876, at the International Exposition at Philadelphia, according to the U.S. Weather Bureau. The New York Herald was working with the Weather Bureau, which telegraphed data to make a demonstration map. The weather map didn't begin to appear regularly in a newspaper until May 9, 1879, in the New York Daily Graphic. USA Today first published on Sept. 15, 1982, and revolutionized the weather map with color and more data, causing the newspaper industry to change and update.
NEWS
May 4, 2004
NATIONAL Probe finds chaos at Abu Ghraib 10,314.00 NASDAQ -- UP +18.57 1,938.72 S&P -- UP +10.19 1,117.49 SUN INDEX -- UP +1.60 267.65 TODAY ONLINE Q&A ON USA TODAY SCANDAL The Sun's media critic, David Folkenflik, answers readers' questions about the Jack Kelley reporting scandal at USA Today and incidents at other newspapers. www.baltimoresun.com/USAToday THOSE NASTY SNAKEHEADS The Sun's Dennis O'Brien answers readers' questions about the northern snakehead, one of which was caught in a Wheaton lake.
SPORTS
By Derek Toney and Derek Toney,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 8, 1996
No. 1 St. Frances' 19-game winning streak ended last night, as the Panthers lost to LaSalle Academy of New York, 72-56, in the final game of the Towson Catholic Tip-Off Mixer at Goucher College.Ron Artest, a Super 25 pick by USA Today, led LaSalle (5-0) with 21 points, including a tomahawk dunk late in the fourth quarter that sent most of the remaining crowd home.Senior swing forward Mark Karcher led St. Frances (4-1), ranked No. 9 in the nation by USA Today, with 21 points.Pub Date: 12/08/96
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