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Ray Shaw, Chairman Of American City Business Journals, Dies Of Bee Sting

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Ray Shaw, a former Associated Press newsman and chairman of American City Business Journals, has died of complications from an insect sting. He was 75.

Whitney Shaw said his father had been working in his garage early Saturday when he was stung by a yellow jacket and collapsed. He said his father was revived, but died Sunday morning.

The elder Shaw worked for the AP in the 1950s in Oklahoma City, Louisville, Ky., and New York. He became president and chief operating officer of Dow Jones & Co. before, in 1989, he bought control of American City Business Journals and sold it in 1995 to Advance Publications. He remained as chairman.

Survivors include his wife, Kay, sons Whitney and Kirk; his daughter, Beth; and seven grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are pending.