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  • George N. Pasero---His birth name was originally Passareli

    Born: April 10, 1917, Colorado
    Died: March 6, 1997, Portland, OR, age 79,---d. massive stroke at Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital. Buried: Willamette National Cemetery.

    Portland sports editor;
    Moffat, CO, 2 year old, (January 8, 1920 census)
    Pueblo, CO, 15-year old, (April 12, 1930 census)(listed as Pickrel)
    Milton, OR, 22-years old, no job, (May 8, 1940 census)
    Attended Oregon State College (Corvallis & Eugene, OR),
    WWII, US Navy,
    Oregon Journal, sports editor, 1946 - 1982
    The Oregonian, columnist, 1985 - 1997

    Father: Angelo Passareli, born Italy, around 1883, immigrated to US, 1898; Mother: Mary Passareli, born Italy, around 1884.

    Last edited by Bill Burgess; 06-23-2013, 01:46 PM.

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    • Mel Bradley

      Born:
      Died:

      British sports writer / sports editor
      Grantham Journal,
      Workshop Guardian, sports editor, (20 years)

      Sports editor who kept local club afloat bows out, by HoldTheFrontPage Staff, last updated on February 15, 2010

      A “legendary” sports editor who single-handedly kept his local football club alive has retired after 40 years in the business.

      Mel Bradley spent four decades in the East Midlands, initially with his hometown weekly the Grantham Journal where he started in production.

      He later joined the Worksop Guardian, working as its sports editor for 20 years and as a news sub-editor since 2000.

      But Mel will also be remembered for his lengthy and dedicated service to Worksop Town FC and helping to keep the club afloat while at the same time covering its games as sports editor.

      During his long association with the club, Mel was chairman of Worksop Town supporters’ club and later chairman of club between 1989 and 1995.

      In 1989, it was forced to play its home matches in Gainsborough around 20 miles away after having to leave its ground but Mel fought hard to secure a new stadium in the Nottinghamshire town which it returned to in 1992.

      Mel helped to build that new stadium (above left), which the club was once again forced to leave in summer 2008 and has been without a “home” stadium since, and he even once played a star turn in defence when Worksop Town was a player short.

      Worksop Guardian editor George Robinson told HTFP: “In the late 80s the club lost its ground in Worksop. Mel single-handedly kept it alive, burning the midnight oil, working out what they were going to do.

      “He found them a ground in Gainsborough and did everything, including reading the lottery ticket winners out at half time.

      “He was still working as sports editor here when I became editor in 1992.

      “Initially, I had my reservations and asked him if he was sure he was being objective.

      “Mel was always very careful to be as impartial as possible and he was still a regular face down there after he stepped back as chairman.”

      A formal retirement party will be held for the 60-year-old in Worksop later this month when colleagues past and present will be invited to wish Mel the best for the future.

      George added: “Mel was always very thorough and meticulous and a lot of people knew him. He will be sorely missed.

      “He is one of the legendary characters of local journalism.”
      Last edited by Bill Burgess; 01-06-2013, 12:45 PM.

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        • Howie Evans

          Born: July 19, 1934, Harlem, New York
          Died: Still Alive as of April, 2013

          New York sports editor;
          Graduated Morgan State University,
          Morgan State University, basketball coach,
          Fordham University (NYC), basketball coach, April 29, 1978 -
          New York Amsterdam News, sports editor, March 30, 1963? - December 25, 1993?

          Howie Evans was a sports writer for the Amsterdam News, a long time basketball coach. During his early childhood, Evans moved back and forth between Harlem and the Bronx until finally settling in the Hunts Point where he attended PS 75. Despite an overwhelmingly white dominated school, Evan’s friends were very integrated and he did not encounter much racial tension. Evans began playing basketball around age 14 and later attended Morris High School. City newspapers wrote about Evans’ skills on the court and he received a scholarship to play at NYU, one of the country’s elite basketball programs at the time. However, he never got a chance to play because of a racist coach. He soon lost his scholarship and transferred to Maryland State, where he played basketball, football and wrote as a correspondent for The Baltimore Sun.

          Howie Evans did not grow up without conflict or struggle, however, and was surrounded by a lot of gang activity. Evans in fact credits a man named Vincent Tibbs for saving his life one night during a dance contest. Evans had a knife pulled out on him after having asked a group of guys to clear the dance floor for the contest. As the room emptied in fear, Tibbs pulled Evans into his office, told him of his potential, and refused to let him leave until everyone had cleared out of the building. It was only one week later though and Evan’s gang fought a Latin gang called the Lightnings. The fight headlined the next day’s paper and was called one of the worst gang fights in the history of New York. A book was also later written about it entitled, The Last Great Gang War.

          Basketball helped Evans spend more time away from gang activity and he believes that it may ultimately have saved his life. Evan’s love of basketball was a lifelong affair, and in 1973 he founded the National AAU program, a basketball league that allowed the area’s talented youth to compete. Evan’s spent a lot of time at the Community Centers and received a Board of Education license. One example of Evan’s influence is a youth and adult program on the Upper East Side called the Wagner Center that he created. The center provides a number of programs like GED, English and even Boxing classes. Evans also later worked with the Black Panthers to create the breakfast program, to feed hungry kids in the morning, and the program later spread citywide.

          Evan’s work as a sportswriter for the Amsterdam News began because of a friendship with Wilt Chamberlain. The two used to play basketball in Mt. Morris Park on 120th Street and Evans says the newspapers would write “horrible stories” about Chamberlain. An infuriated Evans wrote a story in defense of Chamberlain to the Amsterdam News and it was published. The editor later called Evans and asked him to write a weekly article. Evans later became a columnist for the paper and covered the Jets, becoming the first black sportswriter in professional football.
          Last edited by Bill Burgess; 08-27-2013, 07:15 PM.

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          • John E. O'Donnell

            Born: July 26, 1902, Davenport, IA
            Died: March 18, 1970, Davenport, IA, age 67,---d. Mercy Hospital (Des Moines, IA) of pneumonia.

            Davenport sports editor;
            Davenport, IA, 17-year old, (January 6, 1920 census)
            Davenport, IA, newspaper, editor, (April 14, 1930 census)
            Davenport, IA, newspaper, sports editor, (April 23, 1940 census)(listed John O. Donnell)
            Graduated Ambrose College, June, 1925
            Davenport (IA) Democrat, sports editor, June, 1925 - 1967 (became sports editor in September, 1925)(The Democrat merged with the Times in June, 1964)

            Father: Patrick, born Iowa; Mother: Mary B., born Iowa, around 1866; Wife: Virginette Costello, born Iowa, around 1911; Son: John William, born Iowa, around 1937; Son: Dave; Son: James;

            Served as sports editor of the Morning Democrat, a predecessor of the Quad-City Times for 43 years. Officiated thousands of football and basketball games and boxing matches. Was famous for his “Dear Joe” columns which published thousands of letters from servicemen during World War II. Called all of his acquaintances “Coach.”

            Davenport Municipal Stadium was renamed in his honor shortly after his death in 1970.

            Chicago Daily Tribune, August 9, 1962, pp. D5.----------------------------------------------Wisconsin State Journal obituary, Thursday, March 19, 1970, Section 2, pp. 4.
            Last edited by Bill Burgess; 06-23-2013, 12:11 PM.

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            • Charles D. Harkins---AKA Chuck Harkins

              Born: May 4, 1926, Wyoming
              Died: July 13, 1999, Casper, WY, age 73

              Casper (WY), sports editor;
              Worland, WY, 3-year old, (April 10, 1930 census)
              Worland, WY, 13-year old, (April 10, 1940 census)
              Casper Star-Tribune (WY), sports editor, 1967 - 1979

              Father: Charles R., born Illinois, around 1902; Winifred A., born Nebraska, around 1904;

              CASPER, Wyo. (AP) -- Charles D. Harkins, former Casper Star-Tribune sports editor, died Tuesday. He was 73.

              Harkins was the Star-Tribune's sports editor from 1967 to 1979. He was instrumental in the development of the Wyoming Baseball Hall of Fame in 1981 and the Milward Simpson Award, which honors one Wyoming high school boy and girl each year for their achievements in citizenship and sportsmanship.

              Harkins played minor and major league baseball in the 1950s with the Washington Senators and semi-pro ball with the Worland Indians and other teams in the Big Horn Basin.

              He was also a scout for the Minnesota Twins and Kansas City Royals. Chuck was inducted into the Wyoming Press Association Hall of Fame in 2004.

              He is survived by four sons, two brothers, a sister and eight grandchildren.
              Last edited by Bill Burgess; 06-22-2013, 06:28 PM.

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              • Daniel P. Creedon, Jr.---AKA Dan Creedon

                Born: March 17, 1938, Glen Ridge NJ
                Died: July 3, 2013, Boulder, CO, age 75,---d. at Boulder Commmunity Hospital

                Boulder (CO) sports editor;
                Graduated Montclair State College HS,
                Clifton, NJ, 2-year old, (April 5, 1940 census)
                University of Colorado (Boulder, CO),
                Boulder Daily Camera (CO), sports editor, 1962 - 2001 (39 years)

                Father: Daniel, Sr., born Colorado, around 1909; Mother: Edith, born New York around 1916.

                Dan Creedon spent countless hours nearly every day for almost 40 years at a desk in the sports department in the old Daily Camera building on Pearl Street.

                From there he shaped the lives of reporters, big-time college conference commissioners and those who follow sports in our community.

                Creedon died Wednesday at the age of 75 at Boulder Community Hospital.

                Bill Hancock, director of the College Football Playoff, knew Creedon for more than 40 years.

                "Every time I went to Boulder, I would go by the paper and Dan would always be there," Hancock said. "Some of us wondered if he had a cot in some back room in there. But he would always drop whatever he was doing to take a minute to visit.

                "He put out a wonderful product. You had to read the Camera. It was because of the care that Dan gave to it. It mirrored the care he gave to everything and everyone he ever touched."

                'The athletic director'

                Creedon, who spent 39 years at the Camera, was a fixture in Boulder sports after moving from New Jersey to attend the University of Colorado in 1956.

                He began his tenure at the Camera in 1962 as a sports reporter and was named the sports editor in 1973. Creedon retired in 2001.

                Chuck Neinas, who was the commissioner of the Big 8 Conference for 10 years during Creedon's tenure with the paper, noted his unparalleled work ethic.

                "He was prolific," Neinas said, recalling when the conference would fly reporters to each campus ahead of football season to meet with coaches and players. Most papers, like the Kansas City Star, would send two reporters. The Camera just sent Creedon on the tour.

                "He would write more than those papers that sent two people. He would do a news piece, a personality piece and a sidebar," Neinas said.

                He also recalled one instance in 1973 when most of the reporters wrapped up their interviews at Kansas and went back to the hospitality room to write their stories. Creedon and Neinas stayed behind to watch practice.

                When they headed back to the hospitality room, the pair decided to tell the other reporters that All-American quarterback David Jaynes had blown out his knee.

                "Everyone had written their stories. They were all scrambling," Neinas said. "We just said, 'Once in a while you guys should go to practice; you might learn something.'"

                Creedon transferred that work ethic and those expectations to his reporters when he became sports editor.

                Fellow former Camera sports editor Gary Baines, who was hired by Creedon in 1982 and worked for him for 19 years, said, "He was the consummate journalist and the best guy I've ever worked with.

                "He was very demanding, but you always knew the bottom line with him, which was putting out the best possible product, the best possible sports section."

                The CU athletic department benefited from Creedon's efforts at the Camera, CU sports information director Dave Plati said.

                "Just the way he paid attention to the smaller sports. He made sure all the teams got in-depth coverage. And if you won a title, you got a banner (headline)," Plati said.

                Creedon's knowledge of the university was so vast that Neinas used to call him "the athletic director."

                "He always knew what Colorado should be doing," Neinas said.

                And he was always around.

                "After he retired, every time you turned around you'd find Dan Creedon at a game," Bolder Boulder race founder and CU Regent Steve Bosley said of Creedon's attendance at Buffs games.

                More than just a boss

                Before he retired, he left his mark in the newsroom.

                "Dan was an institution at the Daily Camera, as well as in the Boulder, Colorado and national sports communities. Most of all, he was a tremendous journalist -- thorough, tough and demanding, yet always fair and highly respected -- who built our sports section into one of the best in the country during his tenure as sports editor," Camera executive editor Kevin Kaufman said. "His legacy lives on in the dozens of working journalists -- both sports side and news side -- as well as a host of others working in the sports field whom he taught, mentored and befriended over the decades."

                Count Steve Hatchell, president and CEO of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, among those Creedon mentored.

                Hatchell said Creedon helped shape his career by convincing him to come to Colorado to finish his journalism degree. Hatchell was attending Northwestern when Creedon convinced him to come West. Hatchell graduated from CU in 1970, and in 1976 he spent one year as director of sports information for the Buffs before going on to a long career in college football.

                "He was just somebody that you feel very blessed that you get to grow up with in your family, per se," Hatchell said.

                Creedon never married or had any children, but he wasn't alone by any stretch of the imagination.

                Doug Looney, who met Creedon while they worked at the Colorado Daily at CU and spent 22 years writing for Sports Illustrated, was at his bedside with about 10 others Wednesday in Boulder.

                "We weren't like his family, we were his family," Looney said.

                Former Camera sports writer Neill Woelk spent 20 years working for Creedon and considered him family as well.

                Dan was a great journalist, a better man and the best boss anyone ever had. He was a demanding perfectionist who believed in his craft -- and those who had the privilege of knowing him also knew him as a man with a huge heart who would do anything for a friend. He was a mentor, a confidant and the best friend anyone could have ever asked for."

                Funeral service information is pending.
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                • Calvin David Campbell---AKA Dave Campbell

                  Born: April 30, 1930, Waco, TX
                  Died: Still Alive

                  Waco (TX) sports editor;
                  Crowell, TX, 9-year old, (April 11, 1940 census)
                  WWII, US Army, 14th Armored Division in France and Germany (Bronze Star)
                  Graduated Baylor University, 1950, (cum laude)
                  Waco (TX) Tribune-Herald, sports editor, 1942 - 1953, sports editor, 1953 - 1993
                  Baylor Bear Insider Report, editor,

                  Father: Dwight L., born Texas, around 1901; Mother: Hattie Rader, born Oklahoma, around 1903; Wife: Reba; Daughter: Rebekah (Mrs. David Roche); Daughter: Julie (Mrs. Alan Carlson)

                  A native of Waco, Mr. Campbell still resides in Waco, where he founded Texas Football magazine in 1960. Campbell is a member of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame and ranks as one of the most respected sportswriters in Texas, if not the country. The press box/media center at Baylor's Floyd Casey Stadium is named in his honor, and Campbell ranks as one of the longest-serving contributors in the history of Sports Illustrated. Campbell is still the Southwest representative for Heisman Trophy balloting after a lengthy term as sports editor of the Waco Tribune-Herald.

                  Dave Campbell's Texas Football is an annual publication, previewing football teams in the state of Texas. It is unique in that it is the only publication to preview every team in Texas (to the extent information is available), from the NFL's Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans, through every level of college football, to the roughly 1,400 high schools (public and private) in the state that field football teams.

                  The publication is issued in early summer, about 1-2 months before the start of preseason football. It sells for US$9.95 and is available in most Texas stores which sell magazines.

                  The magazine was started in 1960 by Dave Campbell, longtime writer and editor for the Waco Tribune-Herald. He published the magazine out of his own kitchen. On the cover of the inaugural edition was Texas Longhorns' running back Jackie Collins. The cover price was fifty cents.

                  It was bought in 1985 by Host Communications,[1] who was bought by IMG in 2007. Today, the magazine is published out of IMG's Dallas office.

                  Since then, it has become one of the best-selling football magazines in the state and has been dubbed "The Bible of Texas Football".[2] Each year, its release is widely anticipated and the identity of the cover boy is a tightly-guarded secret. At the age of 82, Mr. Campbell still holds the position of Editor-in-Chief.

                  Currently, Dave Campbell's Texas Football is a twice-a-year statewide magazine with over 400,000 readers. To accompany the print version, a web site, www.texasfootball.com, was created in 1999 and covers all levels of football in Texas--High School, College, and the NFL.
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                  A 1950 cum laude graduate of Baylor University, Dave Campbell is truly a living legend in the world of sports journalism.

                  Campbell is best known for founding Texas Football in 1960. He served as editor and publisher for the annual preseason publication that quickly emerged as the prototype of regional sports publications across the nation. Campbell still serves as the publication's editor-in-chief.

                  Save a stint with the 14th Armored Division in France and Germany during World War II, Campbell spent 51 years as a member of the editorial staff at the Waco Tribune-Herald. Hired by the newspaper in 1942, Campbell became sports editor in 1953 and held that position until his retirement in 1993.

                  However, retirement did not last long; Campbell was hand-picked to create and edit the Baylor Bear Insider Report, a publication of the Baylor Bear Foundation devoted solely to the coverage of Baylor athletics.

                  The list of accolades and honors Campbell has received stretches as long as his career. Along with winning the Bronze Star for heroic achievement during World War II, Campbell has been presented the Bert McGrane Award and the Jake Wade Award, the highest honors given by the Football Writers' Association of America and the College Sports Information Directors of America, respectively.

                  A past president of the FWAA, Campbell is a member of the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame and the writers' category of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame. In 1992, Campbell was given the Baylor University Distinguished Alumnus Award. Four years later, he was named "Touchdowner of the Year" by the Houston Touchdown Club.

                  Campbell has served as Southwest Sectional Director of the Heisman Trophy selection. He is a member of the Honors Court selection committee of the National College Football Hall of Fame, and he also serves on the executive board and as the chairman of the selection committee for the Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Campbell is a member of the board of directors for the Texas High School Football and Texas Tennis halls of fame, as well.

                  In August 1999, Baylor Director of Athletics Tom Stanton announced the donation of $250,000 by Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Rapoport, longtime friends of Campbell. The generous donation was earmarked for the creation of the Dave Campbell Media Center at Floyd Casey Stadium.

                  Campbell and his wife, Reba, also a Baylor graduate, have two daughters, Mrs. David (Rebekah) Roche of Austin, Texas, and Mrs. Alan (Julie) Carlson of Waco.
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                  • Wilfred John Foley---AKA Ace Foley

                    Born: March 28, 1909, Frontenac, Canada
                    Died:

                    Canadian sports editor;
                    Halifax Herald (Nova Scotia, Canada), sports editor,

                    Father: Robert James Foley, born Ontario, Canada; Mother: Mary Ellen Pickett, born Ontario, Canada;

                    Authored:
                    The First Fifty Years: The Life and Times of a Sports Writer, 1970

                    unidentified, Jack 'Ace' Foley, Ray Carew.
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                    • Charles Scott Kerg

                      Born: July 4, 1904, MS
                      Died: April 19, 1968, Greenville, MS, age 63

                      Greenville sports editor;
                      Greenville, MS, 5-year old, (April 22, 1910 census)
                      Greenville, MS, 15-year old, (January 10, 1920 census)
                      Greenville, MS, Democrat Paper, city editor, (April 2, 1930 census)
                      Greenville, MS, paper editor, (April 12, 1940 census)
                      Greenville Delta Democrat Times (Greenville, MS), sports editor,

                      Father: George L., born Missouri, around 1871; Mother: Lilian (Lillie), born Mississippi around 1877;

                      Mr. Kerg ended up having a field named after him, Charles Kerg Field in Greenville, Mississippi.


                      Hattiesburg American obituary (Hattiesburg, MS),-----Delta Democrat-Times' obituary (Greenville, MS), Monday, April 22, 1968, pp. 7.
                      Saturday, April 20, 1968, pp. 8.
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                      • Donald Eugene Bolden---AKA Don Bolden

                        Born: January 19, 1933, Burlington, NC
                        Died: Still Alive

                        Burlington (NC) sports writer;
                        Graduated Burlington HS (NC), 1951
                        Graduated University of North Carolina School of Journalism, 1955
                        Burlington Times-News (NC), sports writer, 1955 - ?, city reporter, telegraph operator, managing editor, executive editor, 1982 - January 1, 2000.

                        Father: Ralph; Mother: Mary Lee Stadler

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                        • David Arthur Kindred---AKA Dave Kindred

                          Born: April 12, 1941, Atlanta, IL
                          Died: Still alive

                          Newspaper sports editor;
                          Graduated Illinois Wesleyan University (Bloomington, IL), 1963 (majored in English, minored in political science)
                          Wesleyan Pantagraph, sports writer, ? - 1965
                          Lincoln Evening Courier (Lincoln, IL),
                          Louisville Courier-Journal, sports editor, 1965 - 1977
                          Washington Post, sports writer, 1977 - 1984
                          Atlanta Journal-Constitution, sports writer, 1984 - 1989
                          National Sports Daily, 1989 - 1991
                          Atlanta Constitution, sports writer, 1995 - 1998 (Washington, DC, columnist)
                          Sporting News, columnist, 1991 - 2007

                          Wife: Cheryl; Son: Jeff

                          A nationally-known sports columnist, Kindred has worked for the Louisville Courier-Journal, The Washington Post and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution ... Also has been a longtime columnist for the Sporting News ... His first love has always been college basketball ... Authored a still-popular book on basketball in the state of Kentucky.

                          Mr. Kindred received the 1991 Red Smith Award for lifetime achievement in sports journalism and was elected to the 2006 National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame. He was also nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 1963.
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                          Dave Kindred has been a newspaper and magazine columnist for 37 years. He has covered sports for the Washington Post and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and is the author of seven books.

                          Now living in central Virginia, Kindred is a native of Atlanta, Ill. He worked his way through Illinois Wesleyan on a journalism scholarship provided by the Bloomington/Normal Daily Pantagraph and also readied for his future career as sports editor for The Argus. But it was his baseball coach, the late Jack Horenberger, who might have given the young writer the best single piece of advice he received during his college years. “I can remember hearing this kind of high-pitched voice from the dugout shouting, ‘Kindred, move around! You’re killing the grass!’” he recalled. “So I’ve tried to do that all these years.”

                          Kindred’s first move, upon graduation in 1963, was to join The Pantagraph sports department full-time. He still counts his most demanding journalistic duty being the operation of the sports desk on Tuesday and Friday nights during the Central Illinois high school basketball season.

                          Kindred received the Red Smith Award for lifetime achievement in sports journalism in 1991. In 1998, he was given Illinois Wesleyan’s Distinguished Alumnus Award, which he regards as “one of the highlights of my life.” He suspects the timing of the award might have had something to do with his Sporting News column about the Titans winning the 1997 Division III National Basketball Championship. “I wrote that IWU is ‘what Harvard would be if Harvard had cornfields at the edge of town.’” The comment especially pleased the late Minor Myers, who was Illinois Wesleyan’s president at the time. Said Kindred, “I can still hear Minor Myers roaring: ‘The question is not whether you want a statue, but how big do you want it?’”
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                          David Kindred: Kindred is a columnist for The Sporting News and Golf Digest magazines. A native of Atlanta, Ill., he attended Illinois Wesleyan on a Pantagraph scholarship and worked at the local daily newspaper while a student. He played second base on Jack Horenbergers Titan baseball team and served as sports editor for The Argus in addition to writing the column Kindred's Korner.

                          Kindred graduated in 1963 with an English major and political science minor and worked at The Pantagraph until 1965, when he went to work in the sports department of the Louisville (Ky.) Courier-Journal. In 1976 Kindred began an eight year association with the Washington Post before leaving in 1984 to work for the Atlanta Constitution. Kindred worked from 1989 to 1991 for The National, a national sports daily paper. In 1991 he began his column for The Sporting News and started writing his Golf Digest column in 1997. From 1995 to 1998 he worked again for the Atlanta Constitution, serving as a Washington, D.C., columnist, covering politics and other topics.

                          In 1997 Kindred was named National Sportswriter of the Year, elected by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association, and he was chosen in 1984 as the Best Sports Columnist in America by the Associated Press Sports Editors Association. In 1991 he won the Red Smith Award, a lifetime achievement award, also given by the Associated Press Sports Editors Association, and 15 times he has been honored as Sportswriter of the Year in three different venues, as voted by NSSA members in Kentucky, Georgia and Washington, D.C. He was the 1971 National Headliner Award winner for local columns in Louisville.

                          Among his seven books are Around the World in 18 Holes and the collection Heroes, Fools, and Other Dreamers. Kindred and his wife, Cheryl, have one son (Jeff) and three grandsons (Jared, Jacob and Kaleb).

                          Authored:
                          Sound and Fury: Two Powerful Lives, One Fateful Friendship: The Parallel Lives And Fateful Friendship Of Muhammad Ali And Howard Cosell, 2006
                          Morning Miracle: Inside the Washington Post A Great Newspaper Fights for Its Life, 2010
                          Around the World in Eighteen Holes, 1994
                          Glove Stories : The Collected Baseball Writings of Dave Kindred, 2002
                          The Colorado Silver Bullets for the Love of the Game: For the Love of the Game : Women Who Go Toe-To-Toe With the Men, 1995
                          A Year with the Cats: From Breathitt County to the White House
                          Basketball The Dream Game In Kentucky, 1976
                          Johnny U: The Life And Times of John Unitas, 2006
                          Theismann, 1987
                          Heroes, fools & other dreamers: A sportswriter's gallery of extraordinary people, 1988

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                          • Roger Frederick Carlson

                            Born: October 6, 1936, Los Angeles, CA
                            Died: Still alive

                            Orange County (CA) sports editor;
                            Los Angeles, 4-year old, (April 2, 1940 census)
                            Daily Pilot, part-time reporter, 1964 - ?, sports editor, 1988 - April, 2003,

                            Father: Grant, born Utah around 1901; Mother: Erma Lindley, born Utah around 1904;

                            June 11, 2011: Naming the Davidson Field press box after Roger Carlson just makes sense. The former Daily Pilot sports editor spent a lot of his time working in the press box at Newport Harbor High, covering his favorite sport of football. Carlson worked at the Pilot for 39 years. He started as a part-time reporter in 1964 and was the sports editor from 1988 to 2003. He paid close attention to providing fair, comprehensive and positive coverage of the Newport-Mesa high schools. The Pilot will always be known as the newspaper for which Roger Carlson worked.


                            ---2012: Honored when press box is named for him.----------------------------------------------------------------------Roger is on the far right.
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                            • William Richard Conlin, Jr.---AKA Bill Conlin

                              Born: April 14, 1913, Sacramento, CA
                              Died: June 9, 1997, Sacramento, CA, age 84,---d. after a series of strokes and cancer.

                              Sacramento sports writer / sports editor;
                              Marysville, CA, 6-year old, (January 9, 1920 census)
                              Marysville, CA, 17-year old, (April 8, 1930 census)
                              Sacramento, CA, newspaper, sports writer, (April 2, 1940 census)
                              Graduated Stanford University (Stanford, CA), 1934 (degree, economics)
                              US Navy, 1943 - 1945,
                              Sacramento Union, reporter, sports editor, sports columnist, editor and assistant to the publisher, 1937 - 1976
                              Sacramento Bee, sports journalist, editor and columnist, sports editor, 1976 - 1985 (the paper continued to carry his Sunday nostalgia column through 1996.)

                              Father: William Richard Conlin, born California, around 1870; Mother: Clara M., born California, around 1878;

                              "Bill was a pioneer, not only in the profession of journalism, but in youth sports. He covered sporting events for over a half-century. He was the only person in Sacramento to serve both The Sacramento Union and The Sacramento Bee as a sports editor and he had a passion for getting youth involved in sports.

                              Bill Conlin was born in Sacramento in 1913 and graduated from Stanford University in 1934 with a degree in economics. Bright and well educated, he preferred the sports and newspaper world to the intellectual circuit. After serving in the Navy during World War II, he returned to Sacramento to embrace the city that was to remain his home during his 84 years.

                              His favorite topic to write about was young Sacramento athletes and his columns covered Little League, youth basketball, football and golf. He retired from The Sacramento Bee as sports editor in 1985, although the paper continued to carry his Sunday nostalgia column through 1996.
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                              Sacramento obituaries:
                              William Richard "Bill" Conlin, '34, of Sacramento, Calif., June 9, at 84, after a series of strokes and cancer. While at Stanford, he was a member of Alpha Sigma Phi and an editor at the Daily. After graduation, he was a social worker in Sacramento for a year before he was hired by the Sacramento Union. During World War II, he served in the Navy as a junior officer stationed in the Aleutian Islands. In the 1950s and 1960s, he served as host on several radio and TV programs. He worked for 39 years at the Union as a reporter, sports editor, sports columnist, editor and assistant to the publisher. In 1976, he began working for the Sacramento Bee; in 1985, he retired as sports editor, but his nostalgia column continued to run every Sunday through 1996. Survivors: his son, William III; and his grandson.
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