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Facebook Wall - R.I.P. screenwriter and director Nora Ephron

R.I.P. screenwriter and director Nora Ephron....
Diane Williams4:39pm Jun 26
R.I.P. screenwriter and director Nora Ephron. Also the former Mrs. Carl Bernstein, a former copy boy at the Star.
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Facebook Wall - Lyle Denniston on SCOTUS

And another former Star colleague gets his 15...
Boris Weintraub10:40am Jun 26
And another former Star colleague gets his 15 minutes of fame. This time, it's Lyle Denniston. Enjoy: http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/06/scotusblog-lyle-denniston-obamacare.php?ref=fpblg
SCOTUSblog Is The Talk Of The Twitterverse As Court Rules On Major Cases
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As the Supreme Court wraps up its term and rules on its most high-profile cases, SCOTUSblog is the t...
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Facebook Wall - Our former colleague Maureen Dowd

Our former colleague Maureen Dowd was in...
Boris Weintraub12:08am Jun 26
Our former colleague Maureen Dowd was in Ireland last night to get an honorary degree. Here's an Irish Times article about an interview with her: http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/frontpage/2012/0626/1224318728319.html
Clinton is a warm bath, Obama a cold shower - Maureen Dowd - The Irish Times - Tue, Jun 26, 2012
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FORMER US president Bill Clinton is like a "warm bath", Barack Obama is like a "cold shower" and Geo...
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Facebook Wall - Two Honorable Mention Passings

There were notices in today's Washington Post...
Joan Anderson9:24am Jun 24
There were notices in today's Washington Post on the passing of two men with Star connections...Andrew Worth Kinzer, 97, of Falls Church, VA , died on April 12, 2012. He was a WWII veteran and retired in 1979 as Administrative Assistant to the Controller, Washington Star.

On Monday June 18, 2012, Eugene "Jackie" R. Cummings. He served in the Merchant Marines and the U.S. Army He worked both at the Washington Evening Star newspaper and later on Capitol Hill, as a proofreader for legislation coming from the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging chaired by Senator Frank Church and Senator John Heinz.
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Facebook Wall - Caroline Mayer

quote: When Gary Anthes and Caroline Mayer...
Phil Falcone12:13pm Jun 22
quote: When Gary Anthes and Caroline Mayer bought a house in Arlington as a young married couple back in 1978, Mayer would occasionally catch her husband looking wistfully at the fence line. Raised in Waynesboro, Va., at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Anthes wanted more nature than the close-in suburbs could give him, Mayer says. He was pining for the opportunity to ramble among rocks and trees, and to spot fox or deer on his own property.
Rebuilding a country retreat reveals old log cabin within the walls
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An Arlington couple wanted woods, wildlife, maybe a pond. Later, they realized they also had a 19th-...
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Facebook Wall - Yours in Truth

Hi Star Kids Here's the Big Bad Ben book by...
Russ White10:13pm Jun 21
Hi Star Kids
Here's the Big Bad Ben book by Jeff Himmelman
It's a three-day read (at least for me)
Bradlee, 91, told Himmelman that he didn't "give a f" what he wrote.
One former post newsman calls it "a hatchet job."
I'll reserve my opinion at this time.
Diana's Ear gets a fine mention - the O.P. stuff. Nasty note by B.C.B. to Jim Bellows.
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Winston Groom

Latest News: June 7, 2012 Interview -POINT CLEAR, Ala. (WALA) - LOVE FOR WRITING with Eric Reynolds and Photojournalist: Franz Barraza
"Groom was in his early 30s and a newspaper reporter at the Washington Star in Washington, D.C. when he made a bold, life changing decision. "(I asked myself) ‘Am I going to want to do this the rest of my life?’ And the answer that came to me was no. I wanted to write a novel and, I had for a long time.” Groom said. After deciding writing a novel was his chosen path, Groom resigned from the Washington Star. “What I considered bold about it was that I told everybody I was going to do it because I was going to write a novel," Groom remembers. Groom said he knew that if he failed, going back would be embarrassing, and perhaps not even possible. But, he said he didn't want to be a good "old" reporter. "There were always old guys, very good old reporters. And if you would look in their desk, you would probably find an unfinished novel, manuscript. He said he didn’t want to be that guy, so he saved some money and made a clean break from the reporting business."
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Facebook Wall - We were subpoened by Agnew's lawyers

We were subpoened by Agnew's lawyers who...
Ron Sarro6:32am Jun 2
We were subpoened by Agnew's lawyers who demanded to know where we were getting information we were disclosing about the investigation of Agnew, along with all our notes and sources of information. We went to court (Joe Califano was our lawyer) to tell the judge we were not going to submit to the request. We were called The Agnew Nine. I have a list of the reporters if you are interested. My subpoena is framed.
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Facebook Wall - New photo album: June 1, 2012

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Facebook Wall - New Doc: Access to Digital Star A...

created the doc: "Access to Digital Star Archives"
Phil Falcone created the doc: "Access to Digital Star Archives"
Dear Mr. Falcone,

Good morning and thank you for your email and for forwarding the email string. I appreciate it. I wanted to let you know that NewsBank is only planning to digitize the Evening Star from 1852-1922 (more information on this can be found at: http://www.readex.com/readex/product.cfm?product=384). We are working on getting the rights and permissions to digitize and to provide content from 1923 through its last issue in 1981. I do not know where we are in these negotiations nor how long it might take.

If you and your colleagues are interested in looking at the 1922 and earlier content of the Evening Star (along with an extensive list of other historical newspapers) you can access the Evening Star through either of these e-commerce services provided by NewsBank:

        NewsInHistory:  http://www.newsinhistory.com/

        GenealogyBank:  http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/

Each link provides information about the content of each collection and how to subscribe. I hope that this helps. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact me.

Sincerely,

Jim Walsh (jwalsh@newsbank.com)
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