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  • Towson University president signs black students’ demands after 8-hour protest in his office

    11/19/2015 3:19:21 PM PST · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 19, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    The interim president at Towson University in Maryland has reportedly signed a list of demands from a group of two dozen black students who occupied his office for eight hours on Wednesday. Using the hashtag#OccupyTowson, the students listed 13 demands that focused on increasing black tenure-track faculty, requiring staff to take a cultural competency course and creating a no-tolerance policy on racial, sexual and homophobic epithets, The Baltimore Sun reported. Interim President Timothy Chandler reviewed and revised the students' demands as they protested in his office for more than eight hours. Mr. Chandler agreed to sign his name on the...
  • [AZ] cop illegally enters home, arrests naked woman: ‘I was in the shower! What is wrong with you?’

    07/17/2015 12:42:41 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 69 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | July 16, 2015 | Meg Wagner
    An Arizona cop barged into a woman’s home while she was in the shower and handcuffed her as she stood naked and sopping wet, according to a lawsuit. Officer Doug Rose lectured an unclothed, sobbing Esmeralda Rossi in front of her daughter and told her he was in charge, even though she was in her own home. Even as an investigation determined that Rose illegally entered the home, the policeman managed to retire and start collecting his pension. -snip- “Don’t take the attitude with cops, because we don’t play,” Rose said. “When a cop shows up, you’re not the one...
  • Arizona police: Man dies after being shot in Walmart during fight; shooter being questioned

    02/17/2014 11:08:17 AM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 17 replies
    FoxNews ^ | February 16, 2014
    PHOENIX – Police in the Phoenix suburb of Chandler say a man shot inside a Walmart store during a fight has died. Chandler police spokesman Joseph Favazzo says that detectives reviewing surveillance video report that two people got into a fight, ending in a shooting around 4 p.m. Sunday.
  • Chandler police: 4 boys face felony animal abuse charge; surveillance video shows beating of kitten

    10/27/2013 8:16:26 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 75 replies
    ABC15.COM ^ | 27 OCTOBER 2013 | Josh Frigerio
    CHANDLER, AZ - Four boys have been arrested and booked into a juvenile detention center for brutally beating a kitten to death earlier this month, police said. Sgt. Joe Favazzo, spokesman for the Chandler Police Department, said surveillance video turned into authorities, depicts six boys repeatedly abusing a young kitten. The incident occurred on Oct. 14, but wasn’t reported to police until the next day. According to police, the six boys – between the ages of 7 and 12 years old -- initially start to play with the playground equipment. It shows that they have a small dog and a...
  • Andy Barr ousts Ben Chandler in Kentucky's 6th Congressional District

    11/06/2012 9:18:51 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 5 replies
    Lexington Herald Leader ^ | November 6, 2012 | Jack Brammer
    The second time around proved a winner Tuesday for Republican Andy Barr in wresting Central Kentucky's 6th Congressional District seat from Democratic incumbent Ben Chandler. Barr, a Lexington attorney, lost to Chandler in 2010 by 648 votes but defeated him Tuesday by more than 11,000 votes, thanks in large part to a huge sentiment in the 19-county district against Democratic President Barack Obama. Barr was successful in linking Chandler to Obama, especially on Chandler's support in 2009 for the Obama-backed "cap and trade" bill that angered coal officials by seeking to curb carbon dioxide emissions from coal-powered plants. The measure...
  • Chandler defends his Medicare ads and says Obamacare should be given a chance

    10/11/2012 1:33:22 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 15 replies
    CN2 Pure Politics ^ | October 4, 2012 | Ryan Alessi
    While Democratic U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler voted against the original Affordable Care Act, he said it deserves a chance to be implemented and cut health care costs, which he also said is the best hope for preserving Medicare. “Let’s see if the Affordable Care Act works … We need to see if it deals with the cost issue,” he said. (8:50 in the interview.) And he said holding down the cost of health care overall is the way he believes Medicare can be saved even as it continues to add to the debt. Chandler, in his recent campaign ads, has...
  • Chandler lawyer: TV ad didn't defame River View Coal operator

    09/26/2012 10:43:08 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 3 replies
    Henderson, KY Courier-Press ^ | September 26, 2012 | Associated Press
    FRANKFORT, Ky. — A lawyer for U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler's re-election campaign contends that a coal executive featured in at least three political ads has become a public figure, which negates claims he has been slandered. Louisville attorney John McGarvey responded by letter Tuesday to a claim that the Chandler campaign had slandered River View Coal Vice President Heath Lovell, who supports Chandler's Republican opponent, Andy Barr. Chandler and Barr are engaged in what is expected to be Kentucky's most competitive general election congressional race. Barr, a Lexington attorney, sought a rematch with Chandler after losing a squeaker to him...
  • Coal Executive Threatens to sue Rep. Chandler [D-KY] for Slander

    09/25/2012 4:05:06 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 14 replies
    WFPL ^ | 9/25/2012 | Associated Press
    A coal executive is threatening to sue Congressman Ben Chandler over a recent campaign ad. Chandler is facing Republican Andy Barr in the November election. Executive Heath Lovell appeared in a Barr ad recently wearing a hardhat and miner's garb. In response, Chandler has been running an ad saying Lovell is not actually a coal miner. Lovell's attorneys sent Chandler a letter today asking that the campaign take down the ad. The letter also included certificates to show Lovell is a certified miner for underground and surface coal operations in the commonwealth. A spokesperson for Chandler did immediately not return...
  • Explosion Destroys 2 Homes in Chandler

    01/30/2012 7:26:31 AM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 22 replies
    MyFoxPhoenix ^ | Monday, 30 Jan 2012
    Explosion Destroys 2 Homes in Chandler Updated: Monday, 30 Jan 2012, 7:46 AM MST Published : Monday, 30 Jan 2012, 4:44 AM MST CHANDLER, Ariz. - An explosion near Cooper and Chandler Boulevard destroys two homes. People in the area said they heard loud explosions and debris from the first home scattered to the house next door. The Red Cross says a woman living inside the second home was able to get out of the burning house safely. The owner of the first home could not be found. Police are describing him as an older man who lives alone and...
  • Explosion, Fire in Chandler Neighborhood (Arizona)

    01/29/2012 10:46:30 PM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 19 replies
    1-29-2012 | Jeff Chandler
    A house in my neighborhood just blew up . The house next door to it caught on fire and is probably gone. The fire department has things under control.
  • Chandler regrets signing Norquist's tax pledge; says tax cuts crucial for workers, not rich

    12/22/2011 11:25:53 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Pure Politics ^ | 11/21/2011 | Ryan Alessi
    Seven of Kentucky’s eight members of the congressional delegation signed the Americans for Tax Reform “no tax” pledge that they have found they now can’t get out of. U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler of Versailles, the only Democrat in that group to sign, now says signing that pledge that is monitored by Grover Norquist was one of the biggest mistakes of his congressional career. “I’m sorry I did that, too,” Chandler said just before the 6:00 of the interview video. “I thought I was doing it for one session. And he made a determination that you do it forever. And I...
  • Woman jailed in bizarre sex-related stabbing

    11/10/2011 7:59:19 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 10, 2011
    <p>A Milwaukee woman is accused of stabbing an 18-year-old man more than 300 times when their sexual encounter -- which may have involved satanic practices -- "got out of hand," authorities say.</p>
  • Lawmaker from central Louisiana becomes latest Democratic defection to the GOP (Rep. Billy Chandler)

    03/12/2011 10:32:37 AM PST · by LdSentinal · 14 replies
    BATON ROUGE, La. — A state lawmaker from central Louisiana has become the latest member of the Louisiana House to leave the Democratic Party for the GOP. Rep. Billy Chandler, of Dry Prong, announced his party switch Friday, adding another Republican to the House, which recently became a majority GOP chamber. Chandler says he's joined the Republican Party because the philosophy more closely matches his views and those of his constituents. He was elected in 2006 to the district representing parts of Grant, LaSalle, Rapides, and Winn parishes. The House has 53 Republicans, 46 Democrats, four independents and two vacancies....
  • Live Hostage situation in Chandler, AZ Mall (Hostages in Baja Fresh)

    01/05/2011 12:08:32 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 50 replies
    Live Police Scanner ^ | 04 Jan 11 | dcbryan1
  • Some question whether lawmaker (Chandler RAT-KY) trying Maxine Waters can be impartial

    11/09/2010 4:38:24 PM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/08/10 | Susan Crabtree
    Some question whether lawmaker trying Waters can be impartialBy Susan Crabtree - 11/08/10 05:00 AM ET A jury of her peers will decide whether Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) violated House ethics rules, but some are questioning the ability of at least one of the members to remain impartial. Rep. Ben Chandler (D-Ky.), who sits on the adjudicatory panel that will weigh the allegations against Waters late this month, won reelection by just 600 votes, according to The Associated Press. His opponent, Andy Barr, is refusing to concede and has asked for a recanvass. If Chandler wins, it would be by...
  • 'Out of Touch' Lawmakers Keep Rangel Cash

    08/03/2010 10:12:33 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies · 3+ views
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | August 3, 2010 | Peter Flaherty
      Mark Hemingway of the Washington Examiner reports that 52 members of Congress are clinging to campaign funds received from Rep. Charles Rangel’s National Leadership PAC during the 2008 election cycle. The total of outstanding funds is $378,000.From the Examiner: "It just shows how out of touch they are and certainly explains Congress' 11 percent approval rating," said Ken Boehm, chairman of the National Legal and Policy Center. "It's a case where greed trumps common sense and everybody knows that returning the money is the ethical thing to do." Hemingway reports that 27 members of Congress have parted with...
  • Two House Ethics Committee Members Tainted by Rangel Cash

    07/29/2010 1:27:26 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies · 1+ views
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | July 29, 2010 | Peter Flaherty
    The eight members of the House Ethics Committee sit in judgment on Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY), but it is hard to see how at least two of them can be impartial when they have received campaign funds from Rangel’s National Leadership PAC. According to Federal Election Commission records, Rep. Ben Chandler (D-KY), in photo, received two contributions of $5,000 each during the 2004 election cycle, on 12/15/03 and 1/20/04.  Rep. G. K. Butterfield (D-NC) received contributions of $1,000 and $2,000 during the 2004 cycle, on 6/29/04 and  7/13/04 respectively. A third member of the Ethics Committee, Rep. Peter Welch...
  • Ben Chandler starts with double-digit lead over Andy Barr but 21% undecided, cn|2 Poll shows (KY-06)

    07/29/2010 9:41:13 AM PDT · by randita · 5 replies · 1+ views
    cn/2 Politics ^ | 7/28/10 | Ryan Alessi
    Ben Chandler starts with double-digit lead over Andy Barr but 21% undecided, cn|2 Poll shows July 28, 2010 By Ryan Alessi Democratic U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler begins the general election season with a 14-point lead over Republican challenger Andy Barr, although 37% of those surveyed have yet to form an opinion of Barr, the latest cn|2 Poll shows. The cn|2 Poll of 503 likely voters in the 6th Congressional District showed Chandler receiving support from 46.1%, while 32.2% said theyplanned to vote for Barr. Another 20.9% were undecided. The poll was conducted July 26-27 by interviewers from Braun Research Inc.,...
  • National Environment Puts Boucher (D-VA), Chandler (D-KY) at Greater Risk

    06/19/2010 3:55:07 PM PDT · by randita · 5 replies · 443+ views
    Congressional Quarterly ^ | 6/19/10 | John McArdle
    National Environment Puts Boucher, Chandler at Greater Risk By John McArdle, CQ-Roll Call As the national political environment continues to tilt toward Republicans, a growing number of Democrats are likely to face tough re-election fights this fall. Two of the latest examples are Democratic Reps. Rick Boucher (Va.) and Ben Chandler (Ky.), who are being targeted by national Republicans and face credible challengers in their respective conservative-leaning, coal country districts. To reflect the competitive nature of the battles both Democrats are expected to have this fall, CQPolitics is changing the race ratings in both Virginia’s 9th district and Kentucky’s 6th...
  • Chihuahuas: Anatomy of an unlikely athlete

    04/30/2010 10:06:54 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 17 replies · 615+ views
    East Vally Tribune ^ | April 29, 2010 - 12:49PM | Mandy Zajac, Tribune
    The first Saturday in May is always Kentucky Derby day, when the year’s top racehorses compete in the storied Run for the Roses. But forget pretty hats and mint juleps — the biggest races in this town are the Chandler Chihuahua Races.
  • Tiger Woods' Wife Packs Kids, Tupperware And Moves Out

    Tiger Woods' Wife Packs Kids, Tupperware And Moves Out? Mon Dec 07 Rick Chandler Elin Nordegren has allegedly moved out of the Orlando home she shared with husband Tiger Woods, according to Radar Online. My guess is that Elin's mom talked some sense into the young lady. Elin Nordegren had enough and moved out of the $2.6 million Windermere home, neighbors and other sources close to Tiger, told exclusively. Sources say that Elin is living nearby in another house. Please prepare for the Apple Daily Online computer simulation of Nordegren packing her car and leaving a note for the...
  • Chandler’s not-so-recent Rangel connection (Tax-cheat Charlie donates to 119 members of Congress)

    09/06/2009 6:36:05 AM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies · 627+ views
    Link only - Chandler’s not-so-recent Rangel connection
  • Jordy Chandler's secret diary of sex abuse (Michael Jackson remembered)

    07/19/2009 11:17:13 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 20 replies · 4,342+ views ^ | 28/06/2009 |
    Jordy Chandler's secret diary of sex abuse with Michael Jackson | News | News Of The World via kwout
  • Raymond Chandler's Creamy Crime Introduction

    06/09/2009 3:38:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies · 312+ views
    The folks at Esotouric are champions of the minutiae of L.A. literary history, and they've dug up some great stuff about the early days of Raymond Chandler. Chandler, who had been born in Illinois and brought up in England, came back to America in 1913. According to Judith Freeman's book "The Long Embrace: Raymond Chandler and the Woman He Loved," it was the return trip to the U.S. that would determine Chandler's fate -- on the steamship, he met a friendly couple, the Lloyds, who lived in Los Angeles. Which then became his destination. Once here, Warren Lloyd helped him...
  • chandler police arrest man who was mad about his in-laws and destroyed his wife's new bra

    08/27/2008 5:43:35 PM PDT · by machogirl · 20 replies · 217+ views
    will post link | august 27, 2008 | self
    can't post, have to link
  • What are your opinions of Chandler (Open source calendar); what alternatives?

    04/06/2008 5:49:26 PM PDT · by rudy45 · 8 replies · 203+ views
    I'm looking for an alternative to Outlook, for a computer that runs Vista. I was disappointed that the OpenOffice "main" suite doesn't include a calendar. Has anyone used Chandler? What are your opinions, for a computer running Vista? What alternatives do I have? I'm looking for calendar and contact manager, not e-mail (because I'm using Windows Mail for that purpose). Thanks.
  • Arizona Serial Rape Suspect Arrested, Linked to Attacks by DNA

    01/13/2008 9:18:21 AM PST · by Scythian · 43 replies · 194+ views
    Arizona Serial Rape Suspect Arrested, Linked to Attacks by DNA CHANDLER, Ariz. — A suspect in the sexual assaults of several young girls in Chandler has been arrested and police said Saturday that DNA positively links the man to the case. Santana Batiz Aceves, 39, was booked into a Maricopa County jail in Phoenix on 25 counts of kidnapping, sexual assault and trespassing in connection with the assaults that began in June 2006, police announced at a news conference. They said the most recent attack linked to the case occurred June 8 on a 14-year-old girl. Chandler Police Chief Sherry...
  • Missing Chandler Girl Located (Police hunting for missing S. Chandler girl)

    11/14/2007 3:36:25 PM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 6 replies · 221+ views
    KPHO ^ | POSTED: 9:26 am PST November 14, 2007 UPDATED: 12:50 pm PST November 14, 2007
    <p>Sorry, link only per rules. Police are also searching for hispanic rapist in this area.</p>
  • The ACLU of GA and the Gitmo Connection

    11/13/2006 6:11:48 AM PST · by Chickenhawk Warmonger · 5 replies · 383+ views
    Opinion Editorials ^ | November 13, 2006 | Robin Mullins Boyd
    The ACLU of Georgia is one of the crown jewels in the ACLU’s stable of state chapters. According to Gerry Weber, Legal Director of the ACLU of GA, the GA ACLU litigates approximately 40 cases. Weber stated this is the “highest caseload of any ACLU in the country.” The GA Chapter has successfully fought against the state Voter ID law, assisted Henry Co school system set up a Gay/Straight Alliance in the schools and attempted to overthrow the voice of the people in GA regarding same sex marriage. If an issue arises in the state that is in opposition to...
  • Tribune Empire Could Crumble (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    09/26/2006 7:03:23 AM PDT · by abb · 9 replies · 517+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | September 26, 2006 | Frank Ahrens
    Imagine buying the most expensive house on a good-looking block that appears to be on the upswing. Within three years, the neighborhood craters, your oldest kid starts backtalking and your spouse pesters you to sell the house and get out. Meanwhile, you're stuck with a fat mortgage. That's pretty much what life is like at the Tribune Co. these days. A boardroom fight over the company's limping stock price has caused anxiety in Tribune newsrooms around the country, from an open revolt by the top editor in Los Angeles to "fear and loathing" about potential job cuts among reporters and...
  • Tribune Faces Pressure To Sell Los Angeles Paper (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    09/18/2006 4:52:07 AM PDT · by abb · 32 replies · 1,145+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | September 18, 2006 | Sarah Ellison
    Tribune Co., already under pressure from its largest shareholder, the Chandler family, is facing a growing challenge on another front: a push by some rich and powerful citizens in Los Angeles for a sale of the Los Angeles Times to local interests. The clamor over the nation's fourth-largest newspaper comes ahead of a Tribune board meeting Thursday, at which Chief Executive Officer Dennis FitzSimons is expected to deliver on a directive from the board to present a plan for the future of Tribune. Mr. FitzSimons and other executives have been preparing the plan even as they negotiate with the Chandlers,...
  • 3 of L.A.'s Billionaires Have Eyes on Times (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    07/29/2006 5:41:31 AM PDT · by abb · 16 replies · 606+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 29, 2006 | Thomas S. Mulligan and James Rainey
    Three billionaires hoping to buy the Los Angeles Times expressed their interest in separate letters this month to the paper's owner, Tribune Co. But each was told The Times was not for sale — at least for now, according to several people who have seen the letters. Since a schism in June on the Tribune board put the company's future into question, reports have circulated that philanthropist Eli Broad, music and movie mogul David Geffen and former supermarket magnate Ron Burkle would like to buy the newspaper. ADVERTISEMENT Adblock A purchase by any of the three Los Angeles billionaires would...
  • Democrats lagging in fund-raising; war chest has 1/10 of what GOP has (KY)

    07/22/2006 1:22:42 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 11 replies · 465+ views
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | July 21, 2006 | Ryan Alessi
    FRANKFORT - At first glance, turmoil in the governor's office and within the state Republican Party appears to favor Democrats in the fall legislative elections. But with just over three months to go before Election Day, the state Democratic Party lags far behind in fund-raising, with just $61,000 in its main accounts as of June 30. ... "There's a big controversy out there as people are saying, 'How much have we raised and how much have we spent?'" said Rep. Kathy Stein, a Lexington Democrat. ... In comparison, the Kentucky Republican Party has raised about $650,000 in 2006 and spent...
  • Tribune's 2Q net income down 62 percent

    07/14/2006 8:59:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies · 837+ views
    Yahoo ^ | July 14, 2006
    The Tribune Co., parent of the "Orlando Sentinel," has reported a 62 percent drop in net income to $87.8 million, or 28 cents a share, from $233.4 million, or 73 cents a share, a year earlier. Chicago-based Tribune (NYSE: TRB - News) also pointed to cutbacks from national advertisers and falling circulation ...
  • Newspaper advertising woes expected to persist throughout the year

    07/02/2006 2:35:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies · 460+ views
    Sun Sentinel ^ | June 21 2006 | Aimee Picchi
    Tribune Co., Belo Corp. and Journal Register Co. said advertising sales continue to slump, signaling the newspaper industry's woes may extend this year. Advertising sales in June "are soft and we expect first-half advertising to be flat," Donald Grenesko, chief financial officer of Chicago-based Tribune, the second biggest U.S. newspaper publisher in revenue and owner of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, said Tuesday at the Newspaper Association of America's Mid-Year Media Review in New York... A protracted slowdown may mean increased investor pressure on publishers including Tribune, which is fending off calls from its second largest shareholder to break apart the...
  • Tribune Co.: Dutch auction garners 15% of shares ( Dinos got fewer buyers than expected )

    07/02/2006 11:52:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies · 857+ views
    MarketWatch ^ | Jun 27, 2006 | Angela Moore
    Dissident group says will continue efforts for sale or breakup of company... Tribune Co. shares gained ground Tuesday, rising as the media company that's been working to revamp operations amid shareholder unrest announced the results of a Dutch tender auction. Analysts said any gains could prove short lived, however. Chicago-based Tribune Co said that about 45 million, or 15%, of its common shares were tendered and that it expects to buy the shares at a price of $32.50 each. The number of shares tendered came in 8 million short of the maximum that the company had initially authorized in the...
  • An Advisor Who Works Behind the Scenes Aids Paper Heirs (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch)

    06/22/2006 6:33:45 AM PDT · by abb · 3 replies · 214+ views
    The New York Times ^ | June 22, 2006 | Richard Siklos
    In the melee that erupted last week between the Chandler family and the Tribune Company, it has been hard to tell who is driving the Chandler caravan. After all, the Chandlers, who owned The Los Angeles Times for more than a century, are a diffuse clan numbering some 170 members, many of whom have never met one another. One of the major players behind the scenes is Thomas Unterman. He is neither a member of the family nor a trustee overseeing its billions, nor is he one of the trust's appointees on the Tribune board. Rather, Mr. Unterman is a...
  • Fitfully Blending Papers and TV (Dinosaur Media Death Watch)

    06/19/2006 4:41:43 AM PDT · by abb · 12 replies · 342+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 19, 2006 | RICHARD SIKLOS and KATHARINE Q. SEELYE
    Back in 2000, when the Tribune Company">Tribune Company absorbed The Los Angeles Times, Newsday, The Baltimore Sun and other Times Mirror">Times Mirror properties in an eye-popping $8.3 billion deal, there was a premise and a promise. The premise was that these new Tribune markets could copy the "synergy" model that had worked so well in the corporate hometown, Chicago. There, reporters for The Chicago Tribune shared their work with their broadcast siblings, WGN-TV and WGN radio, appearing on screen or being heard over the air. When it worked well, information from each outlet flowed in a coordinated way among all...
  • Chandler Trusts call for possible Tribune sale

    06/14/2006 10:59:30 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies · 307+ views
    MarketWatch ^ | Jun 14, 2006 1:49 PM ET | David B. Wilkerson, MarketWatch
    CHICAGO (MarketWatch) -- Tribune Co.'s second-largest shareholder has raised the stakes in its dispute over the company's strategic direction, calling for "decisive action" by the newspaper publisher and broadcaster, including a possible sale. The Chandler Trusts, which own more than 12% of Tribune's < outstanding shares, had objected last week to Tribune's plan to buy back up to 25% of its stock, which was part of an attempt to lift a stock price that has lost nearly half its value in the last two years. Most of those shares are to be purchased in Dutch-auction tender offer. In a regulatory...
  • A Clash of Newspaper Legacies (Dinosaur Media Internal Food Fight Alert)

    06/14/2006 9:07:12 AM PDT · by abb · 21 replies · 452+ views
    The New York Times ^ | June 14, 2006 | RICHARD SIKLOS
    Harry Chandler of The Los Angeles Times and Colonel Robert R. McCormick of The Chicago Tribune were both towering figures of newspaper publishing in the first half of the 20th century. And like many newspaper moguls, both created trusts to safeguard the papers they built and the causes they championed. Both wanted to extend their fortunes and influence down through the generations. But decades after their deaths, the Chandler and McCormick legacies have come into stark contrast on the board of the Tribune Company, the media giant that today publishes 11 daily newspapers, including The Times and The Tribune, and...
  • Tribune chief not retreating (Dinosaur Media Extinction Alert)

    06/11/2006 12:37:39 PM PDT · by abb · 14 replies · 461+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 11, 2006 | Susan Chandler and Michael Oneal
    When Tribune Co. Chief Executive Dennis FitzSimons made the decision in late May to move ahead with a restructuring plan vehemently opposed by his second-largest shareholder, he took up a fight that may end up defining his career. The private battle went public last week when California's wealthy Chandler family made it known that Tribune had acted against its wishes. But FitzSimons is in no mood to back down. Sources close to the situation say, if anything, his position has hardened. "We are not going to be intimidated," said one source, expressing Tribune's view. "I don't think they know well...
  • Tribune Buyback Draws Opposition From Chandlers (Dinosaur Media Internal Fight Alert)

    06/07/2006 4:37:47 AM PDT · by abb · 28 replies · 323+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 7, 2006 | DENNIS K. BERMAN and SARAH ELLISON
    A rift on the board of Tribune Co. is setting the stage for a possible showdown between executives at the media company and its second-largest shareholder, the Chandler family trusts. In a securities filing yesterday, Tribune disclosed that all three directors appointed by the Chandler Trusts to the company's 11-member board had voted against the company's sweeping buyback program. That plan, announced last week, entails taking on about $2 billion of new debt to buy back up to 25% of the company's outstanding shares. By laying bare the board disagreement, the unusual filing raises new questions about the challenges facing...
  • Former Los Angeles Times publisher Otis Chandler dies at 78

    02/27/2006 6:16:41 AM PST · by calcowgirl · 8 replies · 404+ views
    San Luis Obispo Tribune ^ | Feb 27, 2006 | GARY GENTILE
    LOS ANGELES - Otis Chandler, who transformed his family's Los Angeles Times from a provincial, conservative paper into a respected national media voice, died Monday. He was 78. Chandler died at his home in Ojai, said Tom Johnson, who had succeeded Chandler as publisher. He said Chandler had been suffering from a neurological disorder known as Lewy body disease. Chandler was the scion of a family that wielded financial and political power in the Los Angeles area for decades. With his blond hair, weightlifter physique and love of surfing, he was a quintessential Californian of his generation. As a publisher,...
  • Buford Helped Chandler Raise Money???

    05/03/2004 11:05:05 AM PDT · by RedBlueNation · 28 replies · 1,759+ views
    FORGY AIDS BUFORD FOE IN RACE FOR CONGRESS By Al Cross The Campaign Trail is an update on this year's elections. Larry Forgy, the three-time Republican candidate for governor, resurfaced last week as campaign co-chairman for Lexington lawyer Bryan Coffman, one of three candidates in the GOP primary for Congress in the 6th District. Forgy said in an interview that he is supporting Coffman because he is more conservative than the best-known Republican candidate, state Sen. Tom Buford of Nicholasville. He said another reason is that Buford collected money for Democratic Rep. Ben Chandler in the February special election in...
  • Alice Kerr Lost KY Battle on Her Own Turf

    02/22/2004 7:01:44 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 40 replies · 289+ views
    Lexington, KY, Herald-Leader ^ | 02-22-04 | Alessi, Ryan
    Kerr lost battle on her own turf By Ryan Alessi HERALD-LEADER FRANKFORT BUREAU In her 12-point loss in last week's special congressional election, Republican Alice Forgy Kerr was failed by some of the voters who knew her best. Kerr, a state senator from Lexington, lost to Democrat Ben Chandler by an unexpectedly wide 55 percent to 43 percent margin in Tuesday's election to fill the 6th Congressional district seat. Political analysts have offered a host of theories why Chandler, a former attorney general, won so convincingly, including the high, 35 percent, voter turnout, which by tradition favors Democrats, and his...
  • Chandler Defeats Kerr By Large Margin For Congressional Seat

    02/17/2004 4:19:10 PM PST · by HostileTerritory · 3 replies · 137+ views
    Lex18 (NBC) ^ | 2/17/2004
    Democrat Ben Chandler, who lost the election for governor in November, defeated Republican Alice Forgy Kerr Tuesday for the 6th District Congressional seat given up by Gov. Ernie Fletcher. Mark Gailey, a Libertarian from Berea, also was on the ballot. With 72% of the vote counted, Chandler held a 55%-43% margin over Kerr. Chandler, a former two-term state attorney general, presented himself as a fiscal conservative - a seemingly sound strategy in a district that registers mostly Democratic but tends to vote Republican. He enjoyed an advantage in name recognition because of his previous state offices held and because his...
  • Chandler leads Kerr in Sixth District race poll

    02/13/2004 12:26:47 PM PST · by republicanwizard · 6 replies · 173+ views ^ | 2/12/2004 | RepublicanWizard
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Democrat Ben Chandler leads Republican Alice Forgy Kerr in their race to represent the 6th Congressional District, according to a newspaper poll. In the Bluegrass Poll, published Thursday by The Courier-Journal, 49.4 percent said they supported Chandler compared with 39.6 percent for Kerr and 11 percent undecided. The poll, which surveyed 466 self-described likely voters, has an error margin of plus or minus 4.5 percentage points. Thus, Chandler holds a slight lead when accounting for the error margin. The vacancy was created in December when Republican Ernie Fletcher took office as Kentucky governor. The race has drawn...
  • {Democrat} Chandler Leads {Republican} Kerr in {KY}Sixth District Race Poll

    02/12/2004 5:52:15 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 31 replies · 203+ views
    Chandler leads Kerr in Sixth District race poll Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Democrat Ben Chandler leads Republican Alice Forgy Kerr in their race to represent the 6th Congressional District, according to a newspaper poll. In the Bluegrass Poll, published Thursday by The Courier-Journal, 49.4 percent said they supported Chandler compared with 39.6 percent for Kerr and 11 percent undecided. The poll, which surveyed 466 self-described likely voters, has an error margin of plus or minus 4.5 percentage points. Thus, Chandler holds a slight lead when accounting for the error margin. The vacancy was created in December when Republican Ernie...
  • KY Candidates Driving Home a Few Differences: EACH HOPES RETOOLED IMAGE WILL SWAY VOTERS

    02/08/2004 12:30:55 PM PST · by Theodore R. · 13 replies · 229+ views
    Lexington, KY, Herald-Leader ^ | 02-08-04 | Alessi, Ryan
    Candidates driving home a few differences EACH HOPES RETOOLED IMAGE WILL SWAY VOTERS By Ryan Alessi HERALD-LEADER FRANKFORT BUREAU When voters in Kentucky's 6th Congressional District go to the polls in less than 10 days, among other things, they'll be judging competing makeovers. Democrat Ben Chandler, stung by a 10-point loss in last fall's governor's race, has been reinventing his image ever since. Republican Alice Forgy Kerr, a low-profile state lawmaker from Lexington, has been equally busy trying to craft an image for strangers scattered across 16 Central Kentucky counties. And both are having their problems--- complicated in no small...
  • Kerr tops Chandler in early fund-raising (double!) [KY-06 Special Election]

    02/07/2004 6:43:27 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 24 replies · 217+ views
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | February 7, 2004 | Ryan Alessi
    Buoyed by a national GOP fund-raising drive, Republican congressional candidate Alice Forgy Kerr more than doubled what Democrat Ben Chandler accrued through the first six weeks of the campaign, according to federal campaign finance reports. Kerr's campaign, which began collecting money about a month before Chandler's did, entered February with about half a million dollars still to spend after raising more than $1 million since mid-November, according to Federal Election Commission filings. Chandler had raised about $450,000 as of Jan. 28 and had roughly $100,000 in the bank, said his report, which was released yesterday. Officials from both campaigns claimed...