Niagara Gazette —
MEDIA NOTES: Niagara Falls native Jack Marsh, a founding director of the American Indian Journalism Institute, is president of the Al Neuharth Media Center at the University of South Dakota.
Marsh was among the speakers at a May program in tribute to the late Neuharth, longtime executive editor of the Gannett Newspaper Group and a prime mover in establishing the immensely popular USA Today. Gannett owned the Niagara Gazette for more than 40 years before selling it to Community First Holdings Inc., Birmingham, Ala.
MAJOR SETBACK: U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, raised a number of valid points during a recent hearing on this nation’s sexual assault problems in the military. Sen. Carl Levin, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, saw fit to kill Kirsten’s proposed measure that would have provided more a way for victims to report the abuse without having their complaints stonewalled by their military superiors.
The shameful record shows that an estimated 26,000 men and women in the military were subjected to some form of unwanted sexual contact in 2012. That was up 40 percent from 2010. Our troops deserve better treatment and protection.
READY TO OPEN: Jane Dey and her husband Aaron, Lake Road, Youngstown, and Elizabeth Beaty are planning to open the new Dory Trading Post, 435 Main St., in the village. Others involved in the venture are Gary and Marilyn Brennan of Brennan’s Irish Pub.
Earlier, the new proprietors said a “soft opening” would be held today for the Beginning of Summer Street Dance from 6 to 10 p.m., on Main Street. For years, the popular Dory, close to the Village Diner, was operated by Sue McNaughton.
FAMILY FUN: A reminder that the 13th annual International Festival, sponsored by the Niagara Street Area Business & Professional Association is set for Saturday, from noon to 9 p.m. at Gill Creek Park, Niagara Street & Hyde Park Boulevard. The festival continues at the same time Sunday. For additional information, call 946-1744.
QUICKIE QUIZ: Answer to Sunday question: Neisner’s Department Store, corner of Falls and Main streets (where the former Warren-Hoffman & Associates opened its first office.)
Contact Reporter Don Glynnat 282-2311, ext. 2246.
Contact Reporter Don Glynn at 282-2311, ext. 2246