hGetting a Sturgis rush
KEYSTONE, S.D. -- Steve Carter of Milton, W.Va., sports his new Sturgis Motorcycle Rally T-shirt featuring Mount Rushmore and an early Harley Davidson. Carter was visiting Mount Rushmore National Memorial for the first time Monday, the first day of the Sturgis rally.
Gripping the wildfires
POMEROY, Wash. -- Firefighters strengthened their grip Monday on a 35,000-acre wildfire that had whipped through canyons, wheat fields and forestland in southeastern Washington, destroying dozens of homes and cabins. Fire crews had good lines around three sides of the fire Monday, but remained concerned about heavy timber in the Umatilla National Forest to the south. Firefighters were still working to assess damage in areas still smoldering. While more than 100 structures were believed to have burned, about 20 of those were probably full-time homes, with the rest being hunting cabins, recreational homes and smaller structures.
Magazine publisher dies
CHICAGO -- Publisher John H. Johnson, whose Ebony and Jet magazines countered stereotypical coverage of blacks after World War II and turned him into one of the most influential black leaders in America, died Monday, his company said. He was 87. Johnson died of heart failure at Northwestern Memorial Hospital after a long illness, said LaTrina Blair, promotions manager with Chicago-based Johnson Publishing Co. Johnson broke new ground by bringing positive portrayals of blacks into a mass-market publication and encouraging corporations to use black models in advertising aimed at black consumers.