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    June 13, 2013

    KMOV (Channel 4), KSDK (Channel 5) To Have Same Owner: Gannett Buys Belo For $1.5 Billion

    Some big news about the news today. Two major media outlets in St. Louis, KMOV (Channel 4) and KSDK (Channel 5), will soon be owned by the same parent company, according to an announcement today that Gannett Co. is acquiring Belo Corp. for $1.5 billion. Belo, the parent company of KMOV -- which, b ... More >>

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    July 26, 2012

    Mary Junck, Stackin' Up that Paper

    Lee Enterprises disclosed yesterday that CEO Mary Junck acquired 500,000 shares of company stock. That stock was worth $1.31 per share at the close of business on the date the paperwork was filed, but Junck paid nothing for it.Junck received the stock as a "Grant by the Issuer's independent Executiv ... More >>

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    December 2, 2011

    Lee Enterprises Files for Bankruptcy

    Juncked: Lee files for Chapter 11 refinancing.​It's been speculated for months. And today it finally happened. Lee Enterprises, the Iowa-based publisher that took on a massive amount of debt in 2005 to purchase the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, has filed for bankruptcy. Below is a letter that Lee ... More >>

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    October 24, 2011

    Lee Enterprises' Revenue Likely Down 3.3 Percent in 2011 Fiscal Year

    Lee Enterprises stock has declined over the last fiscal year; revenue is expected to have dropped 3.3 percent during that time.​The fiscal year is over for Lee Enterprises, the Iowa-based owner of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Arizona Daily Star and a host of other daily newspapers -- and the n ... More >>

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    October 12, 2011

    Ten Musicians Who Support Occupy Wall Street

    Adbusters​"Occupy Wall Street" started out as a 1,000-person mid-September protest in a New York City park against, among other things, financial disparity and corporate influence. Since that time that protest has grown into a nationwide movement, spurring on the creation of "Occupy" spinoffs ... More >>

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    August 8, 2011

    Lee Enterprises, Post-Dispatch Parent Co., Continues Downward Slide

    courtesy of Google Finance.Lee Enterprises' stock (shown in blue) is down 20 percent in the last six months, as this graph shows. Fellow media giants Gannett (in red) and McClatchy (in yellow) have also lost considerable value.​Another quarterly report, another piece of bad news.That's the woefull ... More >>

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    July 15, 2011

    Lee Enterprises, Post-Dispatch Parent Co., Could Be Delisted from NYSE

    Lee Enterprises could lose its spot on the New York Stock Exchange.​The stock for Lee Enterprises, the Iowa-based newspaper company that owns the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, has dropped to bargain-level prices -- as of July 1, it was trading at a mere 99 cents per share.And that could have serious re ... More >>

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    July 1, 2011

    The Ten Most Effective American Protest Songs

    This one doesn't make the cut, unfortunately.​It's Fourth of July weekend, and in the haze of the heat, barbecue, domestic beer, and red-white-and-blue buntings, it's easy to get caught up in ranting-chanting, "USA! USA! USA!" The founding fathers and a lot of musicians might not agree with ... More >>

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    October 28, 2009
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    April 7, 2009

    Photos: Pillow Fights Around the Country

    If you forgot to mark it on your calendar, Saturday was World Pillow Fight Day. St. Louis had its own version, under the Gateway Arch (photos here). About 80 kids -- most seemed to be of high school age --  showed up around 2 p.m. and let the smacking commenced. National park rangers asked them ... More >>

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    April 1, 2009

    Press Release of the Day: Window Dangers

    Ahh! The weather is getting warm and soon people across the country will be opening windows. God only knows, though, how many idiots will fall out of those windows or strain their backs while attempting to air out the house. To wit, Simonton Windows is out with a press release today on window tips f ... More >>