Two more news items of note about Douglas Manchester, the scary San Diego booster and real estate developer who took over the paper formerly known as the Union-Tribune. He has confirmed that he's interested in acquiring the Orange County Register. And his paper's treatment of a friend-of-Doug in a Sunday profile shows that his idea of "business friendly" really means bad news judgement. The profile, on page one with a picture, is of a frequent advertiser in the paper — who also is the father of Manchester's son-in-law. No wonder the story doesn't refer to him by his last name, Navarra, but by his first name, Jerry, throughout. All in the family.
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