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On the last day, hope and desperation swirled through Washington like the October breeze that forced men to don double-breasted topcoats and tug down their fedoras under bright sun.
You wouldn't be reading this newspaper if you didn't have a yen for news about politics and the craft of political news-gathering. So this is a timely book for any respectable news junkie's shelf. Thirty-four years ago, Brookings Institution scholar Stephen Hess conducted a study of 450 news reporters who covered various aspects of Washington's political scene from the White House to Congress, to the Supreme Court and the myriad agencies.
Some years ago, Kids in Trouble, the District-based charitable organization founded by sportscaster Harold Bell, presented Lifetime Achievement trophies to boxing writer Bert Randolph Sugar and yours truly. I don't remember what I said at the awards dinner and neither does anyone else, because Sugar stole the show. As usual.
Stroube J. Smith, a D.C. native whose long journalism career included service as an editor at U.S. News & World Report and a stint at The Washington Times, died on Oct. 30 in Lewisburg, Pa. He was 77.
Veteran correspondent Tom Breen, an anchor of The Washington Times' domestic and international coverage in the paper's early days, died last Wednesday of a heart attack at his home in Indian Harbour Beach, Fla., at the age of 65.
Veteran reporter-commentator Daniel Schorr, whose hard-hitting reporting for CBS got him on President Richard Nixon's notorious "enemies list" in the 1970s, has died. He was 93.
Daniel Schorr, whose journalism career over more than six decades landed him in the dark corners of Europe during the Cold War and the shadows of President Richard Nixon's notorious "enemies list" in the 1970s, has died. He was 93.
When I was a young writer who thought he knew it all, I covered boxing for the late and lamented Washington Star.