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From AJR,   June 2000

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Former Mobile Register Editor Stan Tiner is back on home turf following his resignation as executive editor of the Daily Oklahoman.

By AJR Staff
     



Former Mobile Register Editor Stan Tiner is back on home turf following his resignation after eight months as executive editor of the Daily Oklahoman . Tiner, 57, lands in the executive editor1s chair at the Sun Herald in Gulfport, Mississippi, where casino gambling has brought explosive growth, something he wants the paper to cover aggressively. "South Mississippi and south Alabama are much different from the rest of their respective states," Tiner says. "We're sort of the sinful folks on the coast."... After stepping down as editor of the Gazette in Colorado Springs earlier this year, Steven A. Smith goes home--to Oregon, to become editor of the Statesman Journal in Salem. Smith, born in Portland and raised in Eugene, joins the 58,592-circulation daily following a January departure over "differences with the publisher" after four years at the Gazette. Smith replaces Everett J. Mitchell II , who left the Statesman Journal to become managing editor of the Detroit News .

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