Wednesday, April 2, 2003

Courier-Journal writer dies after brief illness



The Associated Press

LOUISVILLE - John Harrell, who reported on the thoroughbred industry and agriculture for The Courier-Journal, died Tuesday after a brief illness. He was 37.

Harrell was being treated for leukemia at Norton Suburban Hospital when he was stricken Sunday night.

"It is difficult to grasp John's death because he was a good friend who also happened to be a journalist that I greatly admired and respected. He was capable of great things, and I have no doubt he would have achieved them if only given the time," said John Asher, vice president for racing communications at Churchill Downs.

Harrell had worked for the newspaper's sports section from 1988 to 1992 and returned six months ago after a stint at the Thoroughbred Times, an industry publication.

He was recognized as an authority on the thoroughbred industry.




TRISTATE REACTS TO WAR
News family relieved, one of its own is safe
War prompts retirees to reflect on own service
Try Arnett for treason, senator says
Teacher concerned for ex-students
Red Cross 'buddies' available
His men's lives officer's priority
Helping kids cope with war

IN THE TRISTATE
Monitor critical of city's progress
Monitor, Streicher at odds over pace
Chess offers children a challenge, a chance
UC names med center director
Woman killed by broken elevator
Tristate A.M. Report

ENQUIRER COLUMNISTS
BRONSON: Opening Day
KORTE: City Hall
Some Good News

BUTLER, WARREN, CLERMONT
2 townships advance leadership searches
Former Reading superintendent sues

OHIO
House GOP offers $100M in new taxes
Ohio Moments

KENTUCKY
Judge: Fletcher free to choose
Suit claims man raped in jail cell
Hard line taken on nuisance tenants
Ex-official on trial in sex case
NKU to host 2 governor candidate forums
Courier-Journal writer dies after brief illness
Smallpox vaccinations to follow newest guidelines