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Wendy McCaw gets zip from Jerry Roberts

Wendy McCaw as she used to lookThe crux of Wendy McCaw's crusade to ruin the life of her respected former editor at the Santa Barbara News-Press, Jerry Roberts, was to seek $25 million from him through arbitration. (She's rich by marriage and divorce, he's a working stiff with cancer.) Well, the arbitrator has ruled she is due nothing from Roberts, and instead owes him an as-yet unspecified number of millions in legal fees. She's judge shopping an appeal, but that makes it a clean sweep of rulings against her over the unethical jihad she launched in June 2006 against dozens of Santa Barbara journalists she employed. The Santa Barbara Independent and blogger Craig Smith have details, plus Smith has a comment on the photo of herself that McCaw is newly foisting on readers of the News-Mess and her own website: "A very flattering photo but I can tell you that it's dated. Wendy hasn't looked like that for some time now."

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