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NEW YORK TIMES ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENTS IN OPERATIONS AND HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENTS

 NEW YORK, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York Times (AMEX: NYT.A) today announced six new appointments, five in its operations department and one in its human resources department. The announcement was made by John M. O'Brien, executive vice president and deputy general manager of The Times. The appointments will become effective June 1.
 Michael J. Kurtz, 45, currently vice president, human resources, will become vice president operations/labor relations with responsibilities for the planning of The Times's new College Point facility in Queens, as well as building operations and capital equipment of the 43rd Street facility in Manhattan, and Edison, N.J. facility. He will continue to be responsible for labor relations.
 Donna C. Miele, 41, moves from executive director, human resources, to vice president, human resources. In addition to her responsibilities in the benefits and employment areas, she will be responsible for the Employee Assistance Program (E.A.P.), medical and safety.
 David A. Thurm, 39, currently executive director, project development, will become executive director, project development and administration, reporting to Mr. Kurtz. In addition to his responsibilities for the planning and supervision of construction for The Times's new College Point facility, he will be responsible for the operation and administration of the Edison facility.
 Jim Terrill, 47, executive vice president and chief financial officer at The Wilderness Society, Washington, D.C., and formerly business manager of the news department at The New York Times, rejoins The Times as executive director, production services. He will be responsible for the production, systems, operations and human resource areas. He will also coordinate these efforts at The Times's newspaper delivery wholesaler operations.
 Roland Caputo, 32, director, labor relations, will become assistant to the vice president of production. He will be responsible for assisting in the overall coordination of the production and distribution processes. He will report to Joe Mullen, vice president, production.
 Tom Walber, 61, plant manager of the 43rd Street facility, will become director of production. He will be responsible for the implementation of the production plan at both the 43rd Street and Edison facilities. He will report to Mr. Caputo.
 Mr. Kurtz, Ms. Miele and Mr. Terrill will report to Mr. O'Brien.
 Mr. Kurtz joined The Times in February 1990 as executive director of human resources. He was appointed its vice president in 1992.
 Prior to joining The Times, Mr. Kurtz was vice president of human resources at Metro-North Commuter Railroad. Earlier he held various labor relations positions at Pan American World Airways, Inc. Before that, he was a trial attorney at McLaughlin, Simone and Lawlor, a New York City law firm.
 He received a B.A. degree from Fordham University in 1970 and a J.D. degree from St. John's University School of Law in 1974. He is a member of the Bar in New York State.
 Ms. Miele joined The Times in 1973 as a summer intern in the financial planning department. She has served in a series of managerial positions in the financial and production departments, including director of operations administration.
 She received a B.S. degree and an M.B.A. degree from St. John's University in 1974 and 1980 respectively.
 Ms. Miele serves on the board of trustees of several citywide newspaper pension and welfare funds.
 Mr. Thurm joined the Times Company as an attorney in January 1981. He became a senior attorney in January 1988 and moved from corporate to the newspaper in October 1989 as director of administration in the production department. In December 1990 he became executive director, project development.
 He received a B.A. degree from Harvard University in 1975 and a J.D. degree from New York University School of Law in 1978. He is a member of the Bar of New York City.
 Mr. Terrill first joined the Times Company in January 1977 and held a variety of positions until he left to become executive vice president and chief financial officer at The Wilderness Society in June 1989.
 While at the Times Company, Mr. Terrill served as controller of Educational Enrichment Materials, formerly a filmstrip subsidiary of the Times Company; in financial and administrative positions at Cambridge Book Company, once a division of the Times Company that published educational textbooks and videotapes; general manager of Times-On-Line Services, Inc., the unit which created the electronic databases of the Times Company; group controller for the Company's Western Regional newspapers, and business manager of The Times's news department.
 Earlier, Mr. Terrill was controller of Restaurant Ventures, Ltd., at Clabir Corporation, Greenwich, Conn., and a senior accountant at Price Waterhouse & Co., Hartford, Conn. He also served in the U.S. Army.
 He received a B.S. degree from the University of New Hampshire in 1967. He is a Certified Public Accountant in Connecticut and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants.
 Mr. Caputo joined The Times in May 1986 as a financial analyst. Since that time he has served as manager of production-financial analysis, director of production planning and director of labor relations.
 Previously, he was a financial analyst at Gimbels.
 Mr. Caputo received a B.A. degree (magna cum laude) from the State University of New York in 1982 and an M.B.A. degree from the University of Rochester in 1984.
 Mr. Walber joined The Times in October 1987 as a circulation sales representative and has served in various managerial positions in circulation and production.
 Prior to joining The Times, he worked for 25 years at The Daily News and seven years at USA Today.
 He received a B.B.A. degree from St. John's University in 1961 and an M.B.A. degree from Fordham University in 1975. He also served in the U.S. Navy.
 The New York Times Company is a $1.8 billion communications company with four lines of business: newspapers, magazines, broadcasting/information services and forest products. In addition to The New York Times, the company publishes 31 regional newspapers; owns a wholesale newspaper distribution business in the New York metropolitan area, a one-half interest in the International Herald Tribune; publishes 20 magazines, including McCall's, Family Circle, Golf Digest and Tennis.
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