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Oglesby Named Editor of The Morning Call

May 8, 1995

Oglesby Named Editor of The Morning Call

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) _ Roger D. Oglesby, assistant to the publisher at the Los Angeles Times, has been named vice president and editor of The Morning Call. Both papers are owned by the Times-Mirror Co.

Oglesby’s appointment to the top editorial position at The Morning Call coincides with the retirement of managing editor Roy Heffelfinger. Oglesby will begin his new job June 5, and Heffelfinger will retire at the end of the month.

Raymond B. Holton, Morning Call associate publisher, will succeed Heffelfinger.

As assistant to the publisher in Los Angeles, Oglesby, 46, oversaw editorial and administrative operations at the Times. Most recently, he served as president and chief executive officer of California Community News, a Times-Mirror subsidiary.

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In other changes in the news industry:

_ Ed Otte, editor of the Greeley (Colo.) Tribune since 1989, has resigned to become executive director of the Colorado Press Association. He will replace Mark Thomas, who will become executive vice president of the Oklahoma Press Association. The change is effective June 1.

_ Mike Foley, a reporter for the News & Record of Greensboro, N.C., was appointed editor of The Lancaster (S.C.) News, a triweekly owned by Landmark Community Newspapers Inc.

_ Dave Simpson, publisher of the Pekin (Ill.) Daily Times, was named editor of the Star-Tribune in Casper, Wyo., replacing Anne McKinnon, who has resigned. Simpson, 44, worked for the Star-Tribune from 1980 to 1985 as a state editor and assistant managing editor before taking over as publisher of the Northwest Colorado Daily Press in Craig. He was named publisher of the Pekin Daily Times in 1988. Howard Publications owns all three papers.

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DEATHS:

Jack Hand

NEW MILFORD, Pa. (AP) _ Jack Hand, a sports writer for The Associated Press for more than 25 years and a retired National Football League public relations official, died May 6. He was 82.

Hand, who joined the AP in the 1940s, covered the Olympics, the World Series, championship boxing and football’s first Super Bowl. In 1970, he joined the NFL as director of information and promotion for NFL films. He later worked for the New York Giants.

Most recently, he was working on projects for the NFL.

Survivors include three daughters and a son.

Max McCarthy

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) _ Richard Dean ``Max″ McCarthy, former congressman and retired Washington bureau chief of The Buffalo News, died May 5. He was 67.

McCarthy was elected to the House of Representatives in 1964, a Democrat representing Buffalo’s heavily Republican old 39th Congressional District. In 1970, he made an unsuccessful bid for U.S. Senate, and his seat in the House went to Republican Jack Kemp.

He served in the U.S. Information Agency in the Ford administration, working as a press attache at the U.S. Embassy in Iran.

Early in the Carter administration, he was on the White House staff, working on legislative affairs. He then joined the Washington bureau of The Buffalo News in 1978. He retired in 1989, but continued to write a weekly Washington column for the paper.

McCarthy also was the author of two books _ ``The Ultimate Folly,″ about chemical-biological warfare, and ``Elections for Sale,″ about political fund raising and spending.

In 1952, he wrote accounts of military life for the Buffalo Evening News while stationed with the Army in Japan. The paper hired him as a reporter after he was discharged.

Survivors include his wife, three sons and two daughters.

Louis Nevin

NICE, France (AP) _ Louis Nevin, who worked for The Associated Press for 45 years as a war correspondent and bureau chief, died May 1. He was 81.

Nevin covered many of the momentous stories surrounding World War II. He was head of the news agency’s operations in Spain and Portugal, based in Madrid, for 13 years, before he transferred to London in 1961.

Starting in 1938 as an AP stringer in Paris, his stint was interrupted when he went to the French War Ministry for a briefing on June 10, 1940, only to discover that the government had fled the advancing Nazi army.

He returned to the United States in 1941 and worked in Baltimore and New York before returning to Europe in 1942, working out of Lisbon, Portugal.

Among Nevin’s postwar assignments were the trials of Gen. Philippe Petain, head of the Vichy government, and Vichy Prime Minister Pierre Laval.

Survivors include his wife and three sons.

Al Sanders

BALTIMORE (AP) _ Emmy award-winning television news anchor Al Sanders died May 5 of cancer. He was 54.

Sanders, a news anchor for WJZ-TV in Baltimore, was diagnosed with lung cancer in March and had been undergoing chemotherapy.

Sanders grew up in St. Louis and joined WJZ-TV in 1972 after several years of radio and television broadcasting in his hometown. Five years after moving to Baltimore, he joined Jerry Turner to co-anchor the news at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.

The two were partners until 1987 when Turner died of cancer. Sanders was joined by co-anchor Denise Koch in 1988.

WJZ-TV won numerous awards during Sander’s tenure. A trade magazine ranked him and Turner one of the top three anchor teams in the country. Sanders won his Emmies in 1993 and 1994 for his regularly featured specialty report, ``Picture This.″

Survivors include his wife, two sons and a daughter.

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NOTES FROM EVERYWHERE: Glenn Sorlie, publisher of the weekly High Country Independent Press in Belgrade, Mont., wouldn’t be scooped, even at the end. His wife kept her husband’s death quiet for two days so their paper could publish the obituary first. ``Glenn was a longtime newspaper man and I know he wouldn’t want to get scooped on his own death,″ Devon Ann Sorlie said. Sorlie, 47, died May 2 from a staph infection. His obituary was published in the weekly the morning of May 4, ahead of that afternoon’s edition of the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. ... A judge in Cleveland struck down a $50 city peddler’s fee which street people had to pay for the right to sell a newspaper founded to assist the homeless. ... Delivering a newspaper to the wrong home is no longer a crime in Sparks, Nev. A judge struck down a ruling that the delivery of a newspaper to a home that did not request one does not constitute littering. ... Ohio State University, home of the Cartoon, Graphic and Photographic Research Library, is saluting the centennial of the first comic-strip superstar, Yellow Kid, with a series of events this year, including an August seminar with Lynn Johnston, creator of ``For Better or For Worse,″ and Garry Trudeau, creator of ``Doonesbury.″

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