Overlooked by U.S. media was an anniversary ceremony at South Korea’s Osan Air Base last Thursday marking the U.S. Army’s last known bayonet charge, known as the Battle of Bayonet Hill on Feb. 7, 1951, during the “forgotten” Korean War --- which remains open ended, notes Grumpy Editor.
The battle --- involving the Army’s 27th Infantry Regiment’s Easy Company --- pitted Americans against North Korean and communist Chinese soldiers.
Nine U.S. infantrymen died in capturing so-called Hill 180 while 47 enemy troops were left dead on the slope.
Revised Condé Nast contract irks writers
Freelance writers are grumbling over a revised Condé Nast master contract that includes a line declaring the publisher owns television and movie rights to all stories that appear in its magazines.
It could mean a financial loss into six figures for contributors.
Condé Nast’s two dozen titles include Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, GQ, Glamour, Self, Golf Digest and Brides. Advance Publications is Condé Nast’s parent.
No Saturday mail affects some publications
The Postal Service’s planned termination of Saturday deliveries starting Aug. 3 will affect distribution of some publications.
The National Newspaper Association notes about 30 percent of its member papers rely on Saturday mail deliveries.
Time magazine subscribers receive the mailed weekly on Fridays or Saturdays. Bloomberg Businessweek, which already is using alternate means to get its weekly issues to some subscribers, figures a quarter of its subscribers will see mail deliveries extended to Mondays.
The Postal Service figures ending Saturday deliveries would help save the agency about $2 billion a year.
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