Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee’s wife says her husband is in hospice care after his health declined during the past two months, according to an AP report, which added that Bradlee’s wife, Sally Quinn, said in a television interview that the 93-year-old Bradlee has suffered from Alzheimer’s disease for several years. Bradlee was the editor of The Post from 1968 and 1991, during the newspaper’s coverage of the Pentagon Papers and the Watergate scandal, which helped lead to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. Bradlee currently is vice president at large of The Post.

In Annapolis, Tim Thomas was named publisher for Capital Gazette Communications after serving as senior vice president of business development for the Baltimore Sun Media Group. Thomas replaces Pat Richardson, who is becoming publisher of The Virginian-Pilot and president of Pilot Media in Norfolk, VA. Thomas joined Baltimore Sun Media Group in 1999 and in his most recent role oversaw product development, launching new business ventures and overseeing acquisitions. He was previously vice VP/marketing and communications. Prior to joining The Baltimore Sun, Thomas worked for 15 years at Westinghouse in northern Anne Arundel County.

Weather updates have become a staple of TV and radio news reports but, according to Jim Vance, longtime news anchor at WRC-TV in D.C., enough is enough. Vance is featured in the Oct. issue of Washingtonian magazine and, in his interview, stated that he views weather updates as excessive when there’s little to be updated. He said that stations do weather reports because “research suggests you can’t do too much weather. That’s bullshit – you can easily do too much weather.”

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