Larry Krebs passes away

2/13/04 WASHINGTON (AP) – Larry Krebs, the journalist who captured on film a drunken incident involving a powerful congressman and a stripper, died Wednesday after a long illness. He was 81. Krebs worked as a cameraman for WMAL-TV, now WJLA-TV. His specialty was covering police and firefighters, and he got his biggest scoop in 1974 when authorities stopped a car driven by then-Arkansas Rep. Wilbur Mills. Inside was stripper Fanne Foxe, who leapt from the car. Mills’ office initially denied the incident, but Krebs had the pair on film. Mills, chair of the House’s tax-writing Ways and Means Committee, later blamed a drinking problem for the incident. Krebs also worked as a radio reporter. He retired in 2001, and a year later received the Washington Achievement In Radio lifetime honor award. Larry was also a WHNPA Life Time member. Frank Johnston remembers Krebs fondly: “Larry Krebs was one of the all time great news photographers and pros in our business, and a helping hand to me and other’s over the years. My sympathy’s to Larry’s family. A great loss to us all…he will be missed.”