Butler County Times Gazette
Al Neuharth, my former boss (sort of), dead at age 89
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By Pat Cunningham
April 21, 2013 5:20 p.m.

In my years at the Rockford Register Star (and the Morning Star, earlier), I never answered directly to Al Neuharth, but he was the top man at Gannett, the company that owned our papers during most of my tenure.
I met Neuharth several times and was struck, as were so many people, by his flamboyance. But our conversations were brief and perfunctory.
Richard Benedetto eulogizes Neuharth HERE:

Neuharth died Friday at age 89 after a fall in his home in Florida. He left behind a powerful legacy as a Gannett newspaper tycoon, creator and spirit of USA Today and ...

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