The Press: It's Ours!

The big news was phoned to Assistant City Editor Bob Stayman. He slammed down his phone, jumped up and shouted the length of the Cincinnati Enquirer's city room: "The paper's ours!" Staffers stopped working, began hugging one another, shaking hands and dancing between their desks. A photographer scooted out, ran all over the building shouting ecstatically, "It's ours, it's ours." Every place he went, the words touched off a celebration. The staffers had good reason to celebrate. For $7,600,000 they had bought their newspaper from Washington's American Security & Trust Co., trustee of the 111-year-old Enquirer since the death of Owner...

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