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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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Libby Guilty on 4 of 5 counts

Jail's thataway

From Atrios:

..Walton entering courtroom.

...Verdict has been reached on all 5 counts. No hung jury.

...Jury not in room yet.

...Jury now in.

...Juror 12 is foreperson.

Count 1 guilty
Count 2 guilty
Count 3 not guilty
Count 4 guilty
Count 5 guilty

holy smokes.

UPDATE: they will file a motion for a new trial; if denied, then they appeal. Fitzgerald says he's not going after anyone else.

CONGRATULATIONS to the entire Firedoglake team for their unceasing and analytical coverage of this entire affair. Without them, it's safe to say the mainstream coverage of the Plame matter would not have been as well informed.

- posted by Jim in LA

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