So Sam Zell is visiting the Tribune’s D.C. bureau today and, guess what? He would not change meeting times with LA Times people so that they could make an 11 a.m. memorial service at the Newseum for the late Rudy Abramson, a much beloved and longtime LA Times Washington correspondent.

Some defiant staffers attended service anyway; many others stuck to the meeting (including bureau chief Doyle McManus).

Either way, the move by Zell left a lot of LA Times’rs pissed.