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  • FORMER L.A. TIMES WRITER NIGHTENGALE FILES SUIT OVER FIRING

              Former L.A. Times sports writer Bob Nightengale filed
         suit last week against the Times and The Sporting News,
         "alleging he was fired for writing articles about racism in
         baseball that upset" Dodgers officials, according to USA
         TODAY's BASEBALL WEEKLY.  Nightengale "seeks unspecified
         damages" from both publications; their parent, Times Mirror
         Co.; and "several editors."  The suit, filed in L.A.
         Superior Court, "alleges wrongful termination, emotional
         distress and defamation, among other claims."  Nightengale
         claims his "firing was prompted by two articles he wrote
         about the 50th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the
         color barrier."  Times Mirror attorney Karlene Goller
         refused comment on the suit (BASEBALL WEEKLY, 9/17 issue).
    
    

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