Sports Illustrated quotes Editor Bridgewater on LPGA
Star-Bulletin Editor Frank Bridgewater
is quoted in Sports Illustrated's March 8 issue concerning the LPGA's ridiculous attempt to take control of stories and photos generated at its golf tournaments. When the new policy was announced just before the recent Fields Open at Turtle Bay -- in which Hawaii's own Michelle Wie
and other national and international female golf stars were entered -- the Star-Bulletin, Associated Press and other media refused to cover the tourney. "The LPGA would require us to let them use our photos forever, for free," the magazine quoted Bridgewater as saying, "and we would have to ask its permission if we wanted to use our own photos in the future. We will not ... allow others to have any control over our stories." After the Star-Bulletin and other media boycotted the tourney's first day, the LPGA dropped the policy and the boycott ended ... Star-Bulletin Sports Editor Paul Arnett
was interviewed by the Golf Channel on the same issue ...
Former Morton's Honolulu GM David Martin was in town this week accompanying Morton's President Edie Ames, who is touring the chain's restaurants. David is regional manager. Bill Nickerson is the local Morton's GM. All three were at the Bishop Museum fundraiser at Morton's Monday. Guests Roy Mesker and Katie Killebrew said they would pay for restoration of a rare museum art piece. Watters Martin, DeSoto Brown and Michael Horikawa were party sponsors ... Boxer Brian Viloria, "The Hawaiian Punch," met with Philippine President Gloria Arroyo at Malacanang Palace last week ...
Matthew Fox lands cover story in GQ
"Lost" stars are getting great exposure out of the series. Matthew Fox
has the cover story and eight pages in GQ, with large photos, this month, and, as noted here earlier, Evangeline Lilly
has a four-page spread in Esquire's March issue. GQ calls Matthew the "heart and soul" of the show and says "Lost" is the "freakiest, most addictive show since 'Twin Peaks'" ...
I'm on vacation next week celebrating my 39th year with the Star-Bulletin. I'm third in seniority, following Newsroom Queen Helen Altonn, who has an incredible 50 years of service, and Mary Adamski, with a commendable 44 years ...
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