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Daily News Loses Two Editors

Kevin Roderick of LA Observed got his hands on a memo from the Daily News announcing the departures of features editor Sharyn Betz and food editor Natalie Haughton:

From: Carolina Garcia
Sent: Thursday, October 20, 2011 10:29 AM
Subject: Sharyn and Natalie

Colleagues,

I’m saddened to report that we are losing two long-time dedicated journalists, Features Editor Sharyn Betz and Food Editor Natalie Haughton. Through the decades they have done an outstanding job. They’re pros in every way and we thank them for their hard work and contributions to the Daily News. We will miss them. Sharyn’s last day is Friday and Natalie leaves today.

-c

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IRL Racer Spoke to Daily News Days Before Death

Days before his tragic death at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Indy Racing League driver Dan Wheldon spoke to Daily News columnist Tom Hoffarth.

The 33-year-old 2011 Indianapolis 500 winner died Sunday following a 15-car crash during Lap 11 of the race.

Wheldon, competing in just his third IndyCar race of the season, had the opportunity to take home $5 million if he managed to win.

Below is a portion of Hoffarth’s interview with Wheldon:

Q: Since the race is in Vegas, you’re pinned with 15-to-1 odds from MGM to win the race. Would you bet on yourself?

A: Well, no, it’s not legal for any driver to bet on himself in the series. But 15-to-1 … it’s one of those things that’s hard to judge. Honestly, do I think I have a shot? Absolutely. The team has given me a car that will be fine, no doubt. But you’ve seen the way races go — everything has to go right. I’ll tell you the truth: I’ll be going for it with everything in my power to finish the season with an exclamation point. I’m not going to underestimate how talented the field is either.

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Curbed LA Loses Editor to Daily News

The lovely Dakota Smith is leaving her post as editor for Curbed LA, where she has worked since 2007. Smith has accepted a job as a general assignment reporter at the Los Angeles Daily News. Curbed LA is currently seeking her replacement.

Hat tip LA Observed