Wilmott "Bin" Lewis; Star Production and Business Manager - September 10, 2012

Willmott Harsant Lewis, Jr., aka Bin passed away peacefully Sept.10, 2012 at the Genesis Health Center in Lebanon, NH surrounded by loved ones.
Bin grew up in Washington, DC, graduated from St. Paul’s School in 1945 and attended Yale University. Bin then went to work for the Washington Evening Star for 25 years in many capacities including Production Manager and Business Manager. He was also a director and vice president of the Washington Star Communications. In 1980 he moved to the Upper Conn. River Valley to be publisher of the Valley News. He ran the Valley News until 1993 taking it from an evening paper to a morning paper and adding a Sunday edition. He is credited with taking both newspapers to the forefront of technology in the industry. He was one of the founders of the “PAGE”, Publishers Associated to Gain Economies that he co-founded to help the small newspapers.
Bin always felt it important to give back to the communities that he was involved in. In Washington he served on many boards including Suburban Hospital, National Capital Gun Club, and the American Newspaper Publishers Association. . He had a great presence in the Upper Valley including Rotary International, United Way President, Steering committee that started ILEAD (Institute for Lifelong Education at Dartmouth), President Eastman Community Board, The Montshire Museum, and Lebanon College.

Raymond Franklin Fristoe, 100, of Luray, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012.

Raymond Franklin Fristoe, 100, of Luray, died on Saturday, September 8, 2012, at his home.
He was born on May 8, 1912, in Front Royal and was a son of the late Clarence Edwin Fristoe and Ester Maggie Triplett Fristoe.
Mr. Fristoe graduated from Massanutten Military Academy and served as a Merchant Marine during World War II. He retired in 1977 from the Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C., and worked as a proofreader for the Washington Star Newspaper . He was a member of the Main Street Baptist Church, Lafayette Lodge 137 A.F.&A.M. and the Luray American Legion, all of Luray, and was a former member of the Bentonville Baptist Church.
On March 21, 1981, he married Jean Housden Fristoe, who survives.
Published in Northern Virginia Daily on September 12, 2012

John F. Stacks, Writer and Editor, Dies at 70

John F. Stacks, a former reporter and senior editor at Time magazine and the author of a well-regarded biography of James B. Reston, the influential editor and columnist for The New York Times, died on Tuesday in Manhattan. He was 70. The cause was prostate cancer, his son Benjamin said. In “Scotty: James B. Reston and the Rise and Fall of American Journalism,” an admiring but not uncritical biography published in 2003 to mostly positive reviews, Mr. Stacks traced the career of one of America’s most powerful Washington journalists while chronicling the passing of an era in which the press and politicians shared a more intimate relationship than they do today. To Mr. Stacks, Mr. Reston’s career — stretching from the 1930s into the early ’90s — was emblematic of how journalism changed over his own lifetime. “What I tried to do in this book was to show how fabulous his reporting was when he was in his heyday and how much the country benefited from that kind of information, that kind of subtlety,” Mr. Stacks said in a 2003 interview with the PBS program “NewsHour.” “And I think we’re missing that today.” Mr. Stacks wrote three other books, one as a ghostwriter for John J. Sirica, the federal judge who presided over the trial of the Watergate burglars. The book, “To Set the Record Straight,” a memoir published in 1979, was a best seller. Mr. Stacks was just a few years out of Yale when he joined Time in 1967. He was part of an ambitious generation of Ivy League-educated journalists who had entered the field expecting to wield influence with powerful figures and instead played a role in toppling them. Mr. Stacks was rising through Time’s ranks in 1973 when he was sent to Washington to help manage the magazine’s coverage of the widening Watergate scandal. He was later appointed Time’s chief of correspondents and held the posts of executive editor and deputy managing editor at the magazine. He interviewed a number of world leaders, including Mikhail Gorbachev, Nelson Mandela and Fidel Castro. John Fultz Stacks was born on Feb. 3, 1942, in Lancaster, Pa., to Helena and Harry Stacks, the editor of The Lancaster Intelligencer Journal. He received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Yale in 1964 and went to work for The Washington Star, a daily newspaper that closed in 1981. Mr. Stacks married Dora Jo Aungst in 1964. They had two sons. The older, John Jr., was killed in a car accident in 1988. The marriage ended in divorce in 1985, the same year Mr. Stacks married Carol Cox, a psychotherapist, who survives him. Attribution: By LESLIE KAUFMAN, NYTimes