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Posts Tagged ‘Larry Stewart’

Sports Journo Leads Recovering Cancer Victim to ‘Jack Nicholson Jackpot’

Fabulous item today on Arcadia Patch by Larry Stewart, a veteran sports writer with over four decades of experience at the Herald-Examiner and LA Times.

He recounts how he was able to pull some strings at Staples Center to get primo tickets to Tuesday’s Los Angeles Lakers-Atlanta Hawks game for recovering 14-year-old cancer victim Samantha Naanou, her family and friends. Stewart also, via Jeanie Buss, engineered admittance at halftime to the hallowed Chairman’s Room and what turned out to be some golden photo opps:

First off, Samantha got a picture with Jack Nicholson and then, in order, Andy Garcia, Bill O’Reilly, Maria Shriver, and local broadcaster Bill Macdonald, who is also a cancer survivor.

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LAT Former, Current Employees Talk

Marla-Cone.gifWhile LAT Editor Russ Stanton prepares to deliver what must be a pretty awkward keynote speech at the OC Press Club Awards tonight (check back with us for more on that later), former Times staffers Marla Cone, William Lobdell, Larry Stewart and Henry Weinstein were on KPCC‘s “Airtalk” with Larry Mantle to discuss the disembowelment of the newspaper industry. Fun stuff. Hear it here.

– Via LA Observed.