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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

SCHEDULE 13G

(Rule 13d-102)

Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

A. H. BELO CORPORATION
(Name of Issuer)
Series B Common Stock, par value $.01 per share
(Title of Class of Securities)
001282 20 1
(CUSIP Number)
December 31, 2008
(Date of Event Which Requires Filing of this Statement)

Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this Schedule is filed:

     o Rule 13d-1(b)

     þ Rule 13d-1(c)

     o Rule 13d-1(d)

* The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person’s initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter the disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

The information required in the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).

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SEC 1745 (3-06)

 
 


 

                         
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1.   NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSONS (Entities Only)

John L. Sander
     
     
2.   CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

  (a)   o
  (b)   o
     
3.   SEC USE ONLY
   
   
     
4.   CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
   
  United States
       
  5.   SOLE VOTING POWER
     
NUMBER OF   180,600 (1)(2)
       
SHARES 6.   SHARED VOTING POWER
BENEFICIALLY    
OWNED BY   0
       
EACH 7.   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
REPORTING    
PERSON   180,600 (1)(2)
       
WITH 8.   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
     
    0
     
9.   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
   
  180,600 (1)(2) See Item 4 below.
     
10.   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
   
  o
     
11.   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
   
  6.9%
     
12.   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
   
  IN


 

                         
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ITEM 1.
  (a)   Name of Issuer:
A. H. Belo Corporation
  (b)   Address of Issuer’s Principal Executive Offices:
P.O. Box 224866
Dallas, Texas 75222-4866
ITEM 2.
  (a)   Name of Person Filing:
John L. Sander
  (b)   Address of Principal Business Office, or if none, Residence:
P.O. Box 655237
Dallas, Texas 75265-5237
  (c)   Citizenship:
United States
  (d)   Title of Class of Securities:
Series B Common Stock, par value $.01 per share
  (e)   CUSIP Number:
001282 20 1
ITEM 3. IF THIS STATEMENT IS FILED PURSUANT TO §§ 240.13D-1(B) OR 240.13D-2(B) OR (C), CHECK WHETHER THE PERSON FILING IS A:
  (a) o Broker or Dealer registered under Section 15 of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78o).
 
  (b) o Bank as defined in Section 3(a)(6) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).
 
  (c) o Insurance Company as defined in Section 3(a)(19) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78o).
 
  (d) o Investment Company registered under Section 8 of the Investment Company Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-8).
 
  (e) o An investment adviser in accordance with § 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(E);
 
  (f) o An employee benefit plan or endowment fund in accordance with § 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F);


 

                         
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  (g) o A parent holding company or control person in accordance with § 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G);
 
  (h) o A savings associations as defined in Section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1813);
 
  (i) o A church plan that is excluded from the definition of an investment company under Section 3(c)(14) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-3);
 
  (j) o Group, in accordance with § 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J).
ITEM 4. OWNERSHIP.
  (a)   Amount Beneficially Owned: 180,600 (1)(2)
 
  (b)   Percent of Class: 6.9%
 
  (c)   Number of shares as to which the person has:
  (i)   sole power to vote or to direct the vote: 180,600 (1)(2)
 
  (ii)   shared power to vote or to direct the vote: 0
 
  (iii)   sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of: 180,600 (1)(2)
 
  (iv)   shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of: 0
 
(1)   Series B common stock is convertible at any time on a share-for-share basis into Series A common stock, par value $.01 per share.
 
(2)   Consists solely of 180,600 shares of Series B common stock subject to stock options that are presently exercisable or that become exercisable within 60 days. These derivative securities (exercisable for the Issuer’s common stock) are held as a result of the spin-off on February 8, 2008 of the Issuer from Belo Corp. pursuant to the anti-dilution adjustment provisions of previously outstanding awards.
ITEM 5. OWNERSHIP OF FIVE PERCENT OR LESS OF A CLASS.
          If this statement is being filed to report the fact that as of the date hereof the reporting person has ceased to be the beneficial owner of more than five percent of the class of securities, check the following o.
ITEM 6. OWNERSHIP OF MORE THAN FIVE PERCENT ON BEHALF OF ANOTHER PERSON.
          Not applicable.
ITEM 7. IDENTIFICATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF THE SUBSIDIARY WHICH ACQUIRED THE SECURITY BEING REPORTED ON BY THE PARENT HOLDING COMPANY.
          Not applicable.


 

                         
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ITEM 8. IDENTIFICATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF MEMBERS OF THE GROUP.
          Not applicable.
ITEM 9. NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION OF GROUP.
          Not applicable.
ITEM 10. CERTIFICATION.
          By signing below I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the securities referred to above were not acquired and are not held for the purpose of or with the effect of changing or influencing the control of the issuer of the securities and were not acquired and are not held in connection with or as a participant in any transaction having that purpose or effect.
SIGNATURE
          After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.
         
     
Dated: February 10, 2009  /s/ John L. Sander    
  John L. Sander