Starita, Joe

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STARITA, Joe. American, b. 1948. Genres: Adult non-fiction. Career: Worked as a professional basketball player in Ankara, Turkey; also worked as a volunteer on an Israeli kibbutz, a dish washer in Switzerland, and held a variety of odd jobs in such European cities as Paris, London, Rome, Athens, and Barcelona; collected water samples from polluted New Jersey rivers; worked on the loading docks of a Pepsi bottling plant in Lincoln, NE; operated a jackhammer for a construction crew in Oakland, CA; worked at a box factory in San Francisco, CA; Miami Herald (newspaper), Miami, FL, reporter at Naples Bureau, 1979-80, city hall reporter at Fort Lauderdale/ Broward Bureau, 1980-81, city desk reporter in Miami, 1981-83, New York Bureau Chief, 1983-87, member of investigations team in Miami, 1987-91; freelance writer in Lincoln, NE, 1991-; Lincoln Journal Star, city editor, 1997-2000; University of Nebraska, College of Journalism, associate professor, 2000-. Guest lecturer at universities. Publications: The Dull Knifes of Pine Ridge: A Lakota Odyssey (nonfiction), 1995. Contributor to newspapers. Address: 3145 S 29th St, Lincoln, NE 68502, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]