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Title UPA A Century Later
Subject Newspapers; Newspaper publishing; Journalism
Creator Utah Press Association
Publisher Utah Press Association
Contributors Cornwell, J. M.
Date 1996
Type Text
Format image/jpeg
Identifier PN4844.U8 U8 1996
Source Original Book: UPN A Century Later
Language eng
Rights Management Digital image copyright 2005, University of Utah. All rights reserved.
Holding Institution University of Utah
Source Physical Dimensions 14 cm x 21.5 cm
Metadata Cataloger Kelly Taylor
ARK ark:/87278/s6319w0z
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416710
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z

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Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION Over the next few months the paper published three major articles about Township and was preparing to produce the fourth and final one. Rogers and Leavitt were in the general manager's office discussing that last segment when the mili-tary leader of the Zion group came through the front door, past the counter and into Rogers' office, closing the door behind him. In very abrupt and rough vernacular he told them he had killed many people on the battlefield with guns, grenades and his own hands and could very easily put them away in the same manner if they didn't stop publishing the stories. He then turned and walked out, leaving the startled duo in shock. But they didn't kill the stories, which received national attention from United Press along with CBS and other networks. Not long thereafter the Township groups quietly disappeared. Financial losses in an expanded venture into Salt Lake and Davis counties led Stahle to dispose of the southern Utah daily. In late 1982, he began negotiations with an area newspaper and TV figure to sell 50% of the Color Country Spectrum. When that failed to materialize, he made a $750,000 bank loan with the potential buyer's assistance, Spectrum stock being pledged as collateral. When negotiations broke down in October, 1983, Stahle was faced with losing the newspaper valued at some six million dollars because of the $750,000 loan. Thomson Newspapers then entered the picture as a buyer. In November they offered a letter of intent, loaned the needed $750,000 to Stahle and by the end of December resolved negotiations. On February 1, 1984, the paper changed hands. Rogers remained with Thomson Newspapers as publisher of The Daily Spectrum until 1986, when Don Hogun was moved to the St. George post. He had previously been publisher of Thompson's newspaper in Iron Mountain, Michigan and earlier had been associated with the group's Yreka, California property. During his eight-year tenure the newspaper grew from a 13,000 circulation six-day-a-week newspaper to 19,000 circulation, seven-days-a-week. Editors under Hogun included 170
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Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416181
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416181