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2012 Gerald Loeb Award Finalists Announced

The 2012 Gerald Loeb Award finalists have been announced. The awards celebrate excellence in business and financial journalism. Along with the news, Jerry Seib, Deputy Managing Editor and Washington Bureau Chief of The Wall Street Journal was given the Lifetime Achievement Award and Winnie O’Kelley, Deputy Business Editor at The New York Times, received the Lawrence Minard Editor Award.

Here are the finalists for the Large Newspaper and Magazine categories. For the rest, click here.

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LAT In 90 Seconds

422http://blogs.mediabistro.net/editor/mt.cgi#23301.jpgMorning Cup of Schadenfreude: Brought to you today by E. Scott Reckard who writes: Suggesting that Broadcom Corp. co-founder Henry Samueli deserves to go to prison, a federal judge Monday rejected a deal with prosecutors that would have given the Orange County billionaire probation for lying to regulators about his role in an alleged $2.2-billion stock-option scam.”

42242019-09080440.jpgTop That Cup Off For You? Per Michael Rothfeld: “Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who rode into power on a wave of voter angst in the first recall of a California governor, now finds himself a target for removal as his own popularity is declining. The state’s well-financed prison guards union, the California Correctional Peace Officers Assn., is bankrolling a recall effort against Schwarzenegger.”

41947744-31175650.jpgAnother Cup In the Future? We’ll see: “The first test of Sarah Palin, untethered (to the campaign or a prepared text), will come later this week when she sits down with ABC News anchor Charles Gibson for an interview in Alaska. It will air on Thursday’s evening news.”

LAT Sends Schwarzenegger A Valentine

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Michael Rothfeld writes today that the fires have brought out the best in Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger:

At every turn, he has drawn an unspoken contrast between his on-the-spot presence and the failures following Hurricane Katrina — emphasizing that the state has done everything in its power to help — and making public his letters and personal entreaties to Bush.

Commanding the fire effort has played to Schwarzenegger’s old strength as a world-famous celebrity thriving in the limelight and to his political preference for decisive action with immediate results, those who know him say.

But this loving tribute has rankled some of the governor’s critics — including a man named J.D. who has submitted this missive to the paper’s Op/Ed page (thanks for the cc, J.D.):

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