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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.

photo by lindsay beyerstein


Karen Black had more prep

At least no holes in the cockpit

The help here again: Jen called and wanted me to post an update on her situation. Back from the doctor: bacterial bronchitis. Isolation for 3 days. Big meds. Hot water still out in the entire building; apparently unconcerned landlord (must be NYC). No word on Steve - which I take to mean, no news is no big negative changes; same as before, awaiting the review and recommendations of his original heart surgeon, which is to take place Monday.

thanks to ALL who have submitted content - i'll be spending the afternoon "tagging it up" (as Jen puts it - i like to think of it as "using Blogger" since I'm not particularly technical....) and getting it in the queue for publication.

If you're a reader of The News Blog, DON'T TOUCH THAT DIAL! tons of great stuff coming. Maybe even our own little version of Airport '75.

- posted by Jim in LA