The Press: From Times to Sun

One day a couple of months ago a wiry, bristly man with large ears and a happy Irish face strode into the editorial offices of the New York Sun and asked for a job. The Sun's executives snapped the applicant up. He was mnemonic John Kieran, for 16 years sports columnist for the New York Times, for four and a half years a Shakespeare quoter, birdlore expert, Latin scholar, jingle singer and general know-it-all of Information, Please.

Last week the Sun announced smugly: ". . . exciting news for New Yorkers . ....

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