no chances on Examiner launch
By Jane Hoback & Gil Rudawsky
Rocky Mountain News
Saturday, February 25, 2006
Phil Anschutz is making his way around the country
registering Web names of his Examiner newspaper, including
in Denver. His latest stop: Los Angeles. The Qwest
founder, movie magnate and soon-to-be newspaper magnate has
registered the domain name LosAngelesExaminer.com. It came
a year and a half after trademarking Los Angeles Examiner as
a possible name for a newspaper. The name
Examiner has a
storied history in Los Angeles newspaper yore.
This from Wikipedia.com: "The name had several print
incarnations, first as the
Los Angeles Examiner
(1903-1962), the Los
Angeles Evening and Sunday Herald Examiner
(1962-1977) and the Los
Angeles Herald Examiner (1977-1989)."
But no need to start another chapter in Examiner history, at
least not yet.
A spokesman for Anschutz told the
Los Angeles Times
that the registration of names isn't a signal of an imminent
resurrection of a name.
"Anyone expecting a Los Angeles Examiner anytime soon,
they're going to be disappointed," Jim Monaghan said.
But Mediabistro.com isn't buying it: "We will be checking
the LosAngelesExaminer.com URL every fifty-three minutes to
see if anything's been posted."