Frank Angelo

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By: Jamie Santo

86, Died Nov. 23
FORMER NEWSROOM EXECUTIVE AT THE DETROIT FREE PRESS
Frank Angelo was a Detroit newspaperman. In his home city, he had a paper route, worked at school papers, and joined the Free Press after graduating from college. Angelo’s love for the city, and his belief that the paper could exert a positive influence upon it, rivered through the Free Press.
Angelo, who served as managing editor and associate executive editor, opened the pages to include coverage of minorities, and made sure the newsroom included them, too. A gentle, positive man (except, perhaps, when election returns came in slowly), Angelo did not let Detroit ignore its darker days, such as the 1967 riots: His paper’s reporting on the tragedy earned it a Pulitzer Prize.

Fred J. Archibald
78, Died Nov. 7
FORMER ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER OF THE FREDERICK (MD.) POST AND THE NEWS
Archibald served in Army news divisions and later in public relations for the General Motors Corp. before taking up newspapering. He worked for the News and Post as a performing-arts critic and photographer for two years before retiring from GM in 1978, whereupon he was named managing editor of the papers. He was later named associate publisher. In more recent years, he wrote a gardening column.
Ralph Hollenbeck
75, Died Nov. 1
BOOK REVIEWER AT KING FEATURES SYNDICATE IN NEW YORK
Hollenbeck began at King Features in 1947, working on features such as “”This Day in History”” and writing book serializations before starting a book review column, which ran in dailies nationwide until his retirement in 1988. Although retired, he continued to review books for King Features Weekly Service.

Craig Horst
46, Died Nov. 24
REPORTER FOR THE ASSOCIATED PRESS IN MISSOURI
Horst, who joined the AP in 1979, died following a brief illness. After starting as a temporary legis- lative staffer in Jefferson City, he spent two years as a newsman at the St. Louis bureau before transferring to Kansas City. His final assignment came Nov. 7, when he was to contribute to the bureau’s election coverage team.

Melvin H. Ruder
85, Died Nov. 19
FOUNDER AND PUBLISHER EMERITUS OF THE HUNGRY HORSE NEWS IN COLUMBIA FALLS, MONT.
When a flood hit the Flathead Valley in 1964, Ruder and the Hungry Horse charged upon the scene. Venturing out by boat, and later driving on railroad tracks when the roads washed out, Ruder, the amphibious publisher, editor, and photographer of the small weekly, brought back shots of the deluged landscape. He captained his staff as they got out not only the regular Friday paper but six special editions by Monday. Ruder’s “”daring and resourceful coverage”” earned him the 1965 Pulitzer Prize for local spot reporting, a first for both the Hungry Horse News and Montana. After 32 years at the reins, Ruder sold the Hungry Horse News in 1978.



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(copyright: Editor & Publisher December 4, 2000)

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