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  • How One Landslide Win on Election Day Cost Two Stations $10 Million

    11/13/2014 11:08:40 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    tvspy.com ^ | 11/12/14 | Mark Joyella
    In local TV, nobody likes a landslide. Close races are more intriguing to cover for the newsroom, and they are far, far more lucrative for the sales department. An analysis by the Cincinnati Business Courier concludes the runaway win on Election Night by Ohio Governor John Kasich cost two Scripps stations, Cleveland ABC affiliate WEWS and Cincinnati ABC affiliate WCPO $10 million in lost revenue: “Political spending is about the footprint and the competitiveness of each individual race,” Scripps CFO Tim Wesolowski said during a conference call for Scripps executives to talk to investors and analysts about the company’s third-quarter...
  • “Trail of Betrayal”: Scripps Media vs. Boy Scouts

    10/29/2012 9:21:27 PM PDT · by MacNaughton · 7 replies
    WPTV NBC West Palm Beach, FL ^ | October 25, 2012 | Scripps Media, Inc.
    “Trail of Betrayal” is a joint project from Scripps broadcast, print and digital journalists based in Washington, D.C. Over 6 months, the Scripps National Investigative team researched and reported on a portion of the Boy Scouts of America's confidential files. The files were designed as a way to protect scouts. It was created to keep individuals out of scouting that Boy Scouts of America deemed "ineligible” to serve. Most individuals on the list were Scout leaders accused of molesting children. The files, which span the period from 1970 to 1991, were obtained through a court-ordered release of the records and...
  • Junk Food 'Addiction' May Be Real (Rat diet study results from Scripps Research Institute)

    03/28/2010 6:47:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 657+ views
    HealthDay on Yahoo ^ | Jenifer Goodwin
    SUNDAY, March 28 (HealthDay News) -- Obese people often say they'd like to eat less but feel almost powerless to stop indulging, and now new research suggests that explanation might be all too true. The theory stems from a study in rats. When researchers gave the rats unlimited access to a calorie-laden diet of bacon, pound cake, candy bars and other junk food, the rats quickly gained lots of weight. As they plumped up, eating became such a compulsion that they kept chowing down even when they knew they would receive an unpleasant electric shock to their foot if they...
  • Scripps research team finds stress hormone key to alcohol dependence

    01/25/2010 2:18:29 PM PST · by decimon · 10 replies · 490+ views
    Scripps Research Institute ^ | Jan 25, 2010 | Unknown
    The findings suggest development of drug treatment for substance abuseLA JOLLA, CA – January 25, 2010 – A team of scientists from The Scripps Research Institute has found that a specific stress hormone, the corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF), is key to the development and maintenance of alcohol dependence in animal models. Chemically blocking the stress factor also blocked the signs and symptoms of addiction, suggesting a potentially promising area for future drug development. The article, the culmination of more than six years of research, will appear in an upcoming print edition of the journal Biological Psychiatry. "I'm excited about this study,"...
  • Rocky Mountain News publishes final edition

    02/27/2009 7:04:03 AM PST · by Redbob · 118 replies · 3,335+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 2-27-9 | CATHERINE TSAI
    DENVER – Questions about the future of the Rocky Mountain News had become so common, the newspaper's staff put up a handwritten paper sign on the news desk that said, "We don't know." On Thursday, someone wrote over it in heavy black marker: "Now we know." Colorado's oldest newspaper, which launched in Denver in 1859, printed its last edition Friday, leaving The Denver Post as the only daily newspaper in town. Since 2001, the News has shared business operations with The Denver Post in a joint operating agreement between Scripps and The Post's owner, MediaNews Group Inc.
  • The Amazing Story Behind Tho Global Warming Scam

    01/29/2009 7:43:40 AM PST · by rellimpank · 19 replies · 1,551+ views
    KUSI-San Diego ^ | John Coleman
    The key players are now all in place in Washington and in state governments across America to officially label carbon dioxide as a pollutant and enact laws that tax we citizens for our carbon footprints. Only two details stand in the way, the faltering economic times and a dramatic turn toward a colder climate. The last two bitter winters have lead to a rise in public awareness that CO2 is not a pollutant and is not a significant greenhouse gas that is triggering runaway global warming. How did we ever get to this point where bad science is driving big...
  • Friday is the bid deadline for Rocky Mountain News (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    01/15/2009 2:32:14 PM PST · by abb · 29 replies · 632+ views
    Denver Post ^ | January 15, 2009 | Steve Raabe
    Rocky Mountain News owner E.W. Scripps Co. said Wednesday it will accept bids for the struggling newspaper through the close of business Friday. Scripps then will review any offers "as quickly as possible, but there's no specific timetable for completing that process," spokesman Tim King said. Wednesday's announcement, made among increasing speculation about the future of the News, marks the first time that Scripps has set a specific deadline for dealing with the 150-year-old newspaper. The Cincinnati-based media company had said last month that it would try to sell the News through mid-January, at which time it would explore other...
  • Scripps SW Florida Group eliminating 10 percent of its workforce (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    11/06/2008 1:20:28 PM PST · by abb · 25 replies · 529+ views
    Naples Daily News ^ | November 6, 2008 | Staff
    Scripps Southwest Florida Group met with employees Thursday to say it is eliminating 34 positions, about 10 percent of its workforce. The weak economy, particularly in Southwest Florida, has caused advertisers to cut back on spending, said the company, which publishes the Naples Daily News, Bonita Daily News, Marco Eagle and other local publications and Web sites. "Our business is deeply tied to the health of local businesses, and when they are challenged, we feel it," said Chris Doyle, president and publisher of Scripps Southwest Florida Group and the Naples Daily News. The cuts were made across the company but...
  • HGTV, Food Network, Airing L Word Commercials

    01/05/2008 6:02:41 PM PST · by Maigret · 20 replies · 578+ views
    The last few days we've been assaulted by explicit commercials for HBO's lesbian show, The L Word, during prime time viewing of some of our favorite programs on HGTV and the Food Network. I realize they have had a dedication to promoting a homosexual agenda for some time, but this is a leap that needs to be protested. If you'd like to address comments to the President of Scripps Networks, the owner of these networks, you can do so by writing to - John Lansing President Scripps Networks P.O. Box 51850 Knoxville, TN 37950
  • Final Banner Hed in Kentucky Paper: "-30-" (Dinosaur Media Deathwatch)

    01/01/2008 6:18:11 PM PST · by mdittmar · 16 replies · 326+ views
    Editor and Publisher ^ | January 01, 2008 | ap
    CINCINNATI The Post newspapers in Cincinnati and Kentucky printed their final editions yesterday, ending a 126-year run. The front-page headline in the last Kentucky Post proclaimed "-30-," a symbol used by journalists, printers, and telegraphers to signal the end of a dispatch. It rolled off the presses about an hour after its sister Cincinnati Post ended publication. The two papers, which were published in the afternoon, have been struggling for decades, part of a national trend. E.W. Scripps Co., of Cincinnati, owner of the two papers, decided in July to close them when a joint operating agreement with Gannett Co....
  • In Cincinnati, a 126-Year-Old Paper Goes to Press for the Last Time (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    12/31/2007 6:52:28 AM PST · by abb · 28 replies · 122+ views
    The New York Times ^ | December 31, 2007 | Bob Driehaus
    In the newsroom of The Cincinnati Post, neither Champagne corks nor beer can tabs will be popping on Monday after the paper is put to bed — and not just because of a ban on alcohol that day. The Dec. 31 issues of the paper and a companion title, The Kentucky Post, will be the last for both newspapers, which are part of a dying breed of afternoon dailies. Fewer than 10 cities still have two or more daily newspapers, and Cincinnati was the last two-paper town in Ohio. The demise of The Post, which is 126 years old, leaves...
  • Market reacts favorably to Scripps’ plan to split company

    10/16/2007 7:35:44 AM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies · 41+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 10/16/7 | Staff
    The parent company of Knoxville-based Scripps Networks, the News Sentinel and several community newspapers announced today its intention to split into two publicly traded companies. The E.W. Scripps Co. will spin off its lifestyle cable television networks and comparison-shopping Web sites from the company’s newspapers and television broadcast stations. The result would be two companies — one, Scripps Networks Interactive, would house the company’s lifestyle cable television networks, HGTV, Food Network, DIY Network, the Fine Living Television Network and Great American Country, their Web sites and the comparison shopping sites, Shopzilla and uSwitch. The businesses have combined annual revenue of...
  • E.W. Scripps to Sell Albuquerque Paper (or shut it down - Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    08/28/2007 12:31:01 PM PDT · by abb · 32 replies · 534+ views
    Yahoo Biz ^ | August 28, 2007 | Staff
    E.W. Scripps Looking for Buyer for Albuquerque Tribune CINCINNATI (AP) -- Newspaper publisher E.W. Scripps Co. said Tuesday it is seeking a buyer for The Albuquerque Tribune, an afternoon newspaper based in Albuquerque, N.M. that publishes Monday through Saturday. E.W. Scripps will shut down the newspaper if it cannot find a "qualified" buyer, but did not indicate how long it will search for a new investor or what price it was seeking for the newspaper. The Albuquerque Tribune currently has a joint operating agreement with the Albuquerque Journal, the daily morning newspaper in the city. That deal, which is scheduled...
  • Scripps 2Q Newspaper Revenue And Earnings Slump (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    07/24/2007 7:42:17 AM PDT · by abb · 3 replies · 162+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | July 24, 2007 | Staff
    CHICAGO E.W. Scripps reported Tuesday that its second quarter profit jumped 37% because of a loss during the year-ago quarter on the sale of its Shop At Home network. Excluding that discontinued operation, second-quarter income fell to $97.7 million, or 59 cents per share, from $105 million, or 64 cents per share, a year ago. Income from continuing operations was reduced by $5.4 million, after tax, or 3 cents a share, as a result of voluntary separation offers that were accepted by 137 employees at its newspapers during the second quarter, Scripps said. Total newspaper revenue declined 8.9% to $166...
  • E.W. Scripps issues profit warning (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    02/28/2007 10:27:25 AM PST · by abb · 3 replies · 221+ views
    Marketwatch.com ^ | February 28, 2007 | David B. Wilkerson
    E.W. Scripps & Co. cut its first-quarter earnings forecast Wednesday, citing greater-than-expected weakness at its newspapers. The Cincinnati-based media company (SSP) said it now expects a profit from continuing operations of 33 to 37 cents a share in the March quarter, down from its previous estimate of 39 cents to 43 cents a share. A year earlier, Scripps earned 49 cents per share. Analysts polled by Thomson First Call expected Scripps to earn a profit of 43 cents a share in the latest three months. The company pointed to lower-than-expected newspaper advertising sales, costs related to a leadership change at...
  • E.W. Scripps Considering Alternative Strategies for Newspapers (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    01/10/2007 9:49:44 AM PST · by abb · 5 replies · 296+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | Jan 10, 2007 | Jennifer Saba
    NEW YORK Wall Street's darling of the newspaper sector, E.W. Scripps, could be exiting the newspaper business. Executives at the Cincinnati-based company stated during an investor conference on Tuesday they are evaluating different options regarding its newspaper assets, according to research analysts at Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs. "We were positively surprised by the company's comments which indicate that management has given more serious consideration to this possibility than we had previously thought," wrote Goldman Sachs analyst Peter Appert. "Elimination of the newspaper unit would meaningfully enhance the company's growth prospects and likely translate into a higher valuation for the...
  • Cool down ? you may live longer

    11/07/2006 7:38:34 PM PST · by annie laurie · 17 replies · 631+ views
    NewScientist.com ^ | 03 November 2006 | Roxanne Khamsi
    The refrigerator is used to lengthen the life of your food, and a new study suggests a similar principle could prolong your life, too. Researchers have found that lowering the body temperature of mice by just 0.5?C extends their lifespan by around 15%. In the future, people might be able to take a drug to achieve a similar effect on body temperature and enjoy a longer life, they say. ... Bruno Conti at Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California, US, and colleagues designed genetically engineered mice with a specific brain-cell defect in a region called the lateral hypothalamus. The...
  • The Homeschool Phenomenon

    06/27/2006 9:21:59 AM PDT · by JSedreporter · 3 replies · 561+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 23, 2006 | Trevor Hayes
    About a month ago, lights illuminated the stage at the Hyatt in Washington, D.C., 275 children sat waiting, listening and hoping. Under the lights and in the glare of the ESPN and ABC cameras, they weren’t just children; they were spellers, heroes and competitors. They sat poised before their turns. In front of the microphone, they let the nation glimpse their personalities as they worked their words. Scrawling on hands and arms, tracing on the back of name tags or silently contemplating the next letter. Whatever their technique, the same smile appeared as they completed their task correctly. Elated, they...
  • Happy 161st Birthday Florida, the 27th State! (March 3, 1845)

    03/03/2006 3:03:33 PM PST · by bd476 · 5 replies · 419+ views
    Florida Capital: TallahasseeState abbreviation/Postal code: Fla./FLGovernor: Jeb Bush, R (to Jan. 2007)Lieut. Governor: Toni Jennings, R (to Jan. 2007)Senators: Mel Martinez, R (to Jan. 2011); Bill Nelson, D (to Jan. 2007)U.S. Representatives: 25Historical biographies of Congressional membersSecy. of State: Glenda Hood, R (to Jan. 2007)Atty. General: Charlie Crist, R (to Jan. 2007)Chief Financial Officer: Tom Gallagher, R (to Jan. 2007)Organized as territory: March 30, 1821Entered Union (rank): March 3, 1845 (27)Present constitution adopted: 1969Motto: In God we trust (1868)State symbols: flower orange blossom (1909) bird mockingbird (1927) song “Suwannee River” (1935) Nickname: Sunshine State (1970)Origin of name: From the...
  • Boca's proposal for Scripps site backed by Gov. Bush

    02/14/2006 2:47:35 AM PST · by Caipirabob · 12 replies · 251+ views
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | February 14 2006 | Josh Hafenbrack
    Gov. Jeb Bush on Monday declared Boca Raton as the best hub for Scripps Florida among three backup sites, giving southern Palm Beach County a boost as county commissioners vote today to end two years of controversy and false starts in the embattled biotech venture. Bush's 13-page report hinged on the amount of available, ready-to-be-developed land each site offered and the likelihood the project could be tripped up by lawsuits or permit delays.
  • Scripps Cuts Fourth-Quarter Forecast

    12/06/2005 8:00:29 AM PST · by abb · 4 replies · 167+ views
    Dow Jones Newswires ^ | Dec 6, 2006 | By ADAM KUCZYNSKI
    NEW YORK -- E.W. Scripps Co. cut its fourth-quarter 2005 earnings projection and released its 2006 outlook. In a press release Monday, the media company said it expects fourth-quarter earnings between 48 cents and 50 cents a share, down from its previous guidance of 52 cents to 56 cents a share. The company cited sluggish results its Shop At Home network and Florida newspapers and broadcast stations as reasons for the adjustment. Analysts polled by Thomson First Call expect, on average, fourth-quarter earnings of 53 cents a share. Scripps said it expects Shop At Home to lose $10 to $12...
  • Spelling Champs to Compete in National Bee

    06/01/2005 5:55:56 AM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 82 replies · 1,477+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | Wednesday, June 1, 2005 | PAULINE JELINEK
    WASHINGTON - Seventh-grader Tyler Curtis says he's never had to worry much about doing well at his studies, and he's not about to start now. That's saying something. Tyler is facing 272 of the country's best young spellers — and the biggest prize ever — at the 78th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee running Wednesday and Thursday. "It would be nice to win," the 13-year-old from Camden, Tenn., said Tuesday. "But I'm not going to get all stressed out over it." His competitors include 145 boys and 127 girls aged 9 to 14, mostly from around the country and U.S....
  • Palm Beach County, legacy of governor likely would suffer if Scripps pulls out

    05/22/2005 5:05:52 AM PDT · by Caipirabob · 6 replies · 293+ views
    Sun Sentinel ^ | May 22 2005 | Mike Clary
    When the Palm Beach County Commission meets under pressure Tuesday to reconsider a critical decision on construction of a permanent home for The Scripps Research Institute, the future of the ballyhooed $800 million biomedical project in Florida is not all that's at stake. Also on the line are several reputations. If Scripps does carry through on a threat to go elsewhere, Palm Beach County could be labeled business-unfriendly. The state's plans to jump-start a biotech industry could evaporate like so much hot air. And the legacies of Gov. Jeb Bush and Scripps president Dr. Richard Lerner could be diminished by...
  • Ocean, Arctic Studies Show Global Warming Is Real

    02/17/2005 5:18:47 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 59 replies · 2,548+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 2/17/05 | Maggie Fox
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A parcel of studies looking at the oceans and melting Arctic ice leave no room for doubt that it is getting warmer, people are to blame, and the weather is going to suffer, climate experts said on Thursday. New computer models that look at ocean temperatures instead of the atmosphere show the clearest signal yet that global warming is well underway, said Tim Barnett of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Speaking at an annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (news - web sites), Barnett said climate models based on air temperatures are...
  • Halt Building Threat to Everglades (Barforama alert)

    07/28/2004 4:16:36 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 8 replies · 370+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | July 28, 2004 | Editorial
    The Everglades Agricultural Area encompasses more than a half-million acres of farmland south of Lake Okeechobee. Before being transformed into farmland, the land was part of the Everglades' vast watery network. The farming operations' water use and polluted runoff have been a major threat to the Everglades. But now, as the state and federal government undertake an $8 billion project to revive the Everglades, local governments seem eager to pave over this land. Among the projects proposed for the agricultural area is the Scripps Research Institute, the biomedical firm that the state spent $300 million to bring to Palm Beach...
  • TSRI Plans to Open Major Science Center in Palm Beach County, Florida

    10/19/2003 8:46:44 AM PDT · by ijcr · 1 replies · 73+ views
    The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) ^ | 10/13/2003 | The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI)
    The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has announced plans to establish a major science center in Palm Beach County, Florida, focusing on biomedical research, technology development, and drug design. The announcement comes after months of discussions with Florida Governor Jeb Bush and state and local leaders. The facilities and initial staffing for the new center will be supported by Florida state and local government. TSRI will continue to operate and expand its activities and programs at its campus in La Jolla, California. "Based on our history and experience in La Jolla, the extension of Scripps activities will increase the scope and...
  • 13-year-old Colorado boy wins spelling bee

    05/30/2002 2:54:17 PM PDT · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 5 replies · 169+ views
    MSNBC.com ^ | 5/30/02 | AP
    WASHINGTON, May 30 —  The winner of the 75th annual Scripps Howard Spelling Bee is a 13-year-old seventh-grader from Mountain Ridge Middle School in Colorado Springs, Colo. He correctly spelled “prospicience” in Thursday’s final round. Click here for complete article