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4522RE: [aloha-donblanding] Sad day today in Honolulu

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  • Bev Leinbach
    Jun 8, 2010
      How sad.

      I wonder where their archives are going. I had hoped to check them out.



      From: aloha-donblanding@yahoogroups.com
      [mailto:aloha-donblanding@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Keith
      Sent: Saturday, June 05, 2010 6:47 PM
      To: aloha-donblanding@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [aloha-donblanding] Sad day today in Honolulu

      After 154 years, The Honolulu Advertiser's last day unfolds
      By Dan Nakaso
      Advertiser Staff Writer

      Food, memories and good wishes continued to pour into The Advertiser
      newsroom today as the staff prepared to put the state's largest newspaper
      "to bed" for the final time.

      Reporters, editors and photographers continued to dump notebooks, reports,
      books and business cards, uncovering desktops that had not been uncluttered
      in years.

      And former staffers straggled in to witness the end of The Advertiser after
      154 years of publishing.

      Long-time readers continued to call into the newsroom, still unable to
      comprehend what was happening following the sale by The Advertiser's owner,
      Gannett Corp. Inc. to David Black, the owner of the rival Star-Bulletin.

      Black has hired 28 Advertiser journalists and will produce a new broadsheet
      newspaper starting Monday under the name Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

      But today, the mood in The Advertiser was more reflective as one of the last
      newspaper wars in America came to an end.

      As is typical of weekends at the paper, a skeleton crew is on duty today.
      They will cover today's news, post the last items on the website, write the
      final stories. Tonight, the presses in Kapolei will roll and tomorrow you'll
      read the result of all that labor - and love - the last Honolulu Advertiser.

      In a much-appreciated gesture, Star-Bulletin photographer Craig Kojima just
      stopped by the newsroom to wish us well.

      Staffers cleared out desks and storage areas, uncovering everything from
      typewriter ribbons from days gone way past to rubber stamps bearing the
      names of past staffers. Other newsroom employees downloaded phone lists from
      their work computers and just came by to share a story about their life at
      the newspaper. Computer technicians hauled away computers to the new office,
      leaving dust bunnies the size of Texas on desks. And Advertiser managing
      editor for digital media Sandee Oshiro worked tirelessly helping to pack up
      years of old photographs stored in the newspaper's library.


      I wonder how many Blanding-related photos there are in that photographic


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