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Steve Gilliard, 1964-2007

It is with tremendous sadness that we must convey the news that Steve Gilliard, editor and publisher of The News Blog, passed away June 2, 2007. He was 42.

To those who have come to trust The News Blog and its insightful, brash and unapologetic editorial tone, we have Steve to thank from the bottom of our hearts. Steve helped lead many discussions that mattered to all of us, and he tackled subjects and interest categories where others feared to tread.

Please keep Steve's friends and family in your thoughts and prayers.

Steve meant so much to us.

We will miss him terribly.

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Malik Cupid
His name is Cupid, but he's no angel.

This Cupid called no straight arrow

A New Jersey state official named Malik Cupid was charged on the eve of Valentine's Day with stealing his exgirlfriend's identity and looting her bank account while she was stationed in Iraq.

Cupid allegedly hacked into Terra Melson's AOL account, intercepted e-mails and used the information he stole to transfer $1,400 from her bank account.

The Harlem resident, who is the chief of staff for the New Jersey Department of State, spent his 31st birthday being arraigned in a Westchester courtroom.

He was released on his own recognizance.
If he's guilty, he needs a lot of jail time.

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