11 a.m., April 26
Union-Tribune Axe Falls Again. Kittle Reportedly Out
As expected, the Union-Tribune dropped some employees today (Wednesday). Supposedly, 20 people lost their jobs on the editorial side of the beleaguered paper. The company refused to discuss specific layoffs. According to internal sources, here are some who were severed today: Bob Kittle, editorial page editor, a darling and tool of the business establishment; Bernie Jones, op-ed editor; Mark Arner; Emmet Pierce; Chuck Scott; Brian Cragin; David Coddon; Jim Okerblom; Jennifer Goodwin; Rick Nocon; Laura Embry; David Poller, and Rick Rogers. The paper laid off 192 in May. At the time, it had 850 employees.