Newspaper publisher Barry Bingham Jr., April 3 Publisher Barry Bingham Jr., who guided the Louisville Courier-Journal and Louisville Times to three Pulitzer Prizes before the newspapers were sold as the Kentucky family that owned them battled over finances, died on Monday, April 3, 2006, at his home in Louisville. He was 72. The newspapers shared a Pulitzer in 1976 for photos of court-ordered busing. The Courier-Journal won a Pulitzer in 1978 for a series of articles on a fire that killed 164 people at the Beverly Hills Supper Club in Southgate, Ky., and another in 1980 for reporting on Cambodian refugees in Southeast Asia. Dissension among the children surfaced in 1984. After nearly two years of infighting, Bingham's family placed the media properties on the market. Gannett Co. bought them in 1986 for more than $300 million. The Louisville Times, an afternoon publication, was dissolved a year later.
AP/ The Courier-Journal, Adrienne Helitzer
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