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Wednesday, January 18, 2006

GREENCASTLE, Ind. (AP) -- John R. Nixon, former owner of The Brazil Times and president and chief executive officer of Wabash-based Nixon Newspapers Inc., Robert Kriebel, the retired editor of Lafayette's Journal and Courier, and longtime Indianapolis News reporter Bettie Cadou are among four people to be inducted into the Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame in April.

Joseph Angotti, a northwestern Indiana native who is a former senior vice president of NBC News was also selected.

-Kriebel worked at the Journal and Courier for 40 years in several reporting, editing and executive positions, the last being editor of the newspaper's opinion page. He continues to write a weekly column about local history and is the author of five Indiana-related biographies.

-Cadou, who died in 2002, was a writer and photographer for the Indianapolis News, covering the state Legislature, society news and sports. In the 1970s, she became the first female reporter to gain access to the garage and pit area at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. She later was special projects editor for Indianapolis Woman magazine.

-Angotti graduated from Indiana University in 1962 and had a career in broadcasting that included time as executive producer of the NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw. He later became chairman of the broadcast program at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.

-Nixon was general manager of The Peru Tribune before his 23 years as CEO of the family owned newspaper chain. Nixon, who died in 2003, also was president of the Inland Press Association and was active in the Hoosier State Press Association, which gave him its Distinguished Service Award in 1987.

Nixon owned The Brazil Times as part of the Nixon chain. The newspaper was sold to Paxton Newspapers and, later, to Rust Communications in January 2001.

The four will be inducted during an April 22 ceremony at the Walden Inn on the DePauw University campus.

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