, columnist A.B. Stoddard
's planned ultra-bureau in Washington, which will combine the resources and, more fiscally important, real estate of its various papers' D.C. bureaus (that would include the
, so things don't look good for our local daily's D.C. correspondents).
's marketing and advertising guy,
, in his Brand New Day blog, of
. The ads, Kiley says, suggest "that better funded research at Johns Hopkins could lengthen the lives of remarkable and special people who were taken from us too soon," such as old chain-smokers like Lucille Ball and Leonard Bernstein, and just plain oldsters like Winston Churchill and Alexander Graham Bell (and good choice Lou Gehrig). He suggests, instead, using "people who clearly died of disease and who had great work and accomplishments ahead of them," such as Gilda Radner and Humphrey Bogart.
has been picked by
to manage the construction of the computer maker's new 527,000-square-foot plant in North Carolina, beating 19 other bidders on the job. The story says it's a $115 million project, but doesn't break out how much Whiting-Turner, and owner
, will make.