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Obit – Howard Turtle

May 6, 2008

Overland Park, Kan.
Howard Turtle, 95, Overland Park, a longtime Kansas City Star editor who was the first editor of “Star Magazine,” died March 16, 2008.
Mr. Turtle worked for The Star for about 40 years, interrupted by service in the Army during World War II. He served as a medic in five European campaigns, including Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge.
His work appeared in national magazines such as Reader’s Digest, The Saturday Evening Post and Esquire.
After retiring Mr. Turtle devoted more time to music. He played trumpet and cornet. He was part of the Junkyard Jazz Band in Lawrence, Kan.
Survivors include a daughter, a son and five grandchildren.

Former St. Louis editor found slain in home

February 29, 2008

Nancy Miller, a former Lifestyle editor and columnist at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, was slain Feb. 1 at her home.
A 27-year-old neighbor out of prison on parole has been charged with raping and killing Miller. The man had been released from prison 10 days before the killing after serving about 4-1/2 years of a seven-year sentence for burglary. He was staying at his parents’ house across the street from where Miller lived.
Miller, 59, worked at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for nearly 30 years as an editor. She accepted an early retirement offer and retired in June 2007. She had been working with journalism students at St. Louis Community College at Forest Park in recent months.

Rolla Daily News – Editor for a Day Contest

October 7, 2007

• Rolla — The Rolla Daily News sponsored an “Editor For A Day” contest as part of its Customer Appreciation Day on Sept. 26. Those entering had to write in 100 words or less why they wanted to be the editor for a day.
The winner worked with news editor Alan Gerstenecker, wrote a column and helped decide on the day’s page-one news.