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Posts Tagged ‘Dan Barry’

Nick Beef is Alive, Well and Living in Manhattan

“Who is Nick Beef?” For years, that question – relating to the mysterious, capitalized ground-gravestone next to the one in Fort Worth, Texas that reads OSWALD – has mystified both the media and JFK historians. No longer.

Dan Barry, who writes the “This Land” column for the New York Times, laid it all out over the weekend. His findings are deservedly being picked up left, right and center, although he frames it somewhat more modestly:

This scoop may not definitively link Castro, the mob and the Central Intelligence Agency to the Kennedy assassination, but, hey, it’s something. And to prove that he is who he says he is, Mr. Beef reaches into a small satchel and pulls out a contract from 1975 for Burial Plot 258 in the Fairlawn section of Rose Hill ($175), as well as a receipt from 1996 for the purchase and installation of a granite stone to be engraved NICK BEEF ($987.19).

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Three New York Times Pulitzer Winners Ask Paper to Meet Contract Demands

Kevin Sack, Dan Barry and Amy Harmon — all Pulitzer Prize winners at The New York Times — have asked the paper to meet the union’s contract demands. In the video above, the three make the case that the paper should pay up, but Sack kicks things up a notch.

“I think one of the real changes out there in the media landscape out there, that we have to be aware of, is that there are alternatives now,” said Sack. “The electronic media evolution has gotten to the point where there are competing organizations that will pick off Times reporters and are able to pay them significantly higher salaries than the paper is putting forth at this point.”

Damn. Sack is not one for subtlety.

It’s unfortunate that this has gone on for so long, but even with videos like this, it’s probably going to be awhile before anything gets resolved.