Newspapers: A Century of Stubbornness

Soon after buying the Sacramento Union last May, Publisher Jim Copley began to concentrate his acquisitive tal ents on a bigger paper considerably farther to the west. Copley not only wanted to buy control of the 110-year-old Honolulu Advertiser, he also in tended to make it the main member of his newspaper chain; he even bought an apartment in Hawaii. By last week, though, Copley was convinced that Advertiser Publisher Thurston Twigg-Smith, 45, and Editor George Chaplin, 52, who between them owned about 60% of the paper's stock, were not about to sell out. To them, the quick,...

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