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Newspaper sacks editor for giving wrong information about colleague’s death

by | 16th, March 2012

KATHLEEN Glanville says she was sacked from her job at The Oregonian  in light of her report into the death of the paper’s editor Bob Caldwell, 63. The paper reported that Caldwell had suffered a fatal heart attack while driving:

“According to a family friend, Caldwell was running errands Saturday afternoon when he didn’t come home as planned. Police apparently found him in his parked car in Washington County and rushed him to a hospital.”

That was not so.

Caldwell had died following a sexual encounter with a 23-year-old woman. He had died in her flat. The woman told police Caldwell has been paying her for sex for about a year.

The “family friend” cited in the original report was Kathleen Glanville. She had spoken with  Caldwell’s wife, Lora Cuykendall, and not told her paper the truth, instead passing on false information.

Glanville was then sacked. She makes her views known on Facebook :

I want to take this opportunity to say thank you to The Oregonian for the many years that I had the privilege to work there. I was fired this afternoon because in the midst of great sorrow for the loss of my

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