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Bill Handleman, RIP

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Frank_Ridgeway, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    A very nice man and a fine writer, especially on horse racing:

  2. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    No cause of death mentioned and I do not kow if Bill was ill or not...but to me this is just shocking, horrible news.
    A great guy and a real character. Loved his horses and his days at Monmouth Park.
  3. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    I hear it was cancer, and that Tom Luicci is helping to run a fundraiser breakfast Saturday at the Jersey Shore.

  4. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    If you can't attend the breakfast, checks can be made out to Bill's wife, Judy Handleman, and sent to:

    Paul D'Ambrosio
    Investigations Editor
    Asbury Park Press
    3601 Hoghway 66 Box 1550
    Neptune, NJ 07754
  5. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Too bad. Nice guy, a character, and knew his shit. Can't ask for anything more.
  6. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    a fine man, all-around good guy and an excellent writer. i'm stunned and saddened. great of "looch" to get the fund-raiser together for mrs., handleman. :'( :'( :'(

    JNEWFIFTY Member

  8. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    From the top link:

    "With his international background, he quickly developed a reputation in the newsroom and the press box as something of a renaissance man. Early on, for example, he scored a rare, candid interview from the famously taciturn Andre the Giant after switching in mid-interview to fluent French, the 7-foot-4-inch wrestler's native tongue."

    Great nugget.

    RIP Bill. Always hate to hear about the loss of a horse racing expert, those types are truly rare.
  9. Jim_Carty

    Jim_Carty Member

    I was fortunate to work with Bill for several years at the APP, a great guy and a consumate professional. Always had the people around him laughing. The perfect touch of journalism sarcasm and great touch as a columnist. Very sad news.
  10. Dr. Howard

    Dr. Howard Member

    Got know Bill a little bit a long ways back. Really liked him. Funny man, very human. Wonderful professional. Sad news.
  11. Jim_Carty

    Jim_Carty Member

    A bit disappointing to go to the sports section on APP.com and not see any special coverage of Bill's death. For most readers, he IS their sports section, and has been for two decades. To not even note that in any significant way shows some sort of disconnect.


    Conversely, the Star-Ledger is featuring a story on his death on NJ.com:

  12. Colton

    Colton Active Member


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