August 28, 2002 - Asbury Park Press: Nigeria RPCV Richard A. Hughes retires as editor of The Home News

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By Admin1 (admin) on Sunday, October 20, 2002 - 12:56 pm: Edit Post

Nigeria RPCV Richard A. Hughes retires as editor of The Home News

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Editor of Home News Tribune will retire early next month

Published in the Asbury Park Press 8/28/02

Richard A. Hughes, editor of The Home News since 1986 and the Home News Tribune since The Home News merged with The News Tribune of Woodbridge in 1995, will retire Sept. 6.

"I would prefer to avoid the word retirement," said the 65-year-old Hughes. "I am retiring from this job, but not retiring from work."

Hughes, who withdrew his application for a job with a weekly newspaper in Presque Isle, Me., when he was offered a job with The Home News of New Brunswick in 1980, plans to move to West Virginia and seek work with a weekly newspaper.

John Ziomek, the current president and publisher, said, "We are sorry to see Dick leave. He has been the heart and soul of our newspaper for over 20 years. During his tenure, Dick has helped lead the way to much positive change in the communities we serve."

Hughes was born and raised in Bismarck, N.D. After graduating from the University of North Dakota, and teaching high school English in Tomah, Wisc., Hughes joined the Peace Corps in 1962 and served in Nigeria.

When Hughes returned home he applied for a job at the Chicago bureau of the United Press International wire service, and he worked for UPI in Lansing, Mich.; Paris; Detroit and New York. When he decided to seek work with a newspaper he applied for a job in Maine. Then Watson S. Sims, the editor of The Home News, whom Hughes knew when the two worked in Michigan, invited him to come to the New Brunswick newspaper in 1980.

Hughes worked as a copy editor and deputy managing editor before being named editor in 1986.

He remained editor when the newspaper was sold to the parent company of the Asbury Park Press in 1993, and sold to the Gannett newspaper chain in 1997.

He and his wife Kathy live in Bedminster. Daughter Cressida, 30, is a photo editor with "Popular Science" magazine. Daughter Amy, 27, is an editor with "This Old House" magazine.

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By Festus Ekuh on Thursday, September 18, 2003 - 9:07 am: Edit Post

Though I am not a Doctor, but I wish to be trained abroad prefarably in the United States on how to handle Hiv patients and Aids patients abandoned by their parents and relatives. I love to volunteer my life for them.

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