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A Matter Of Opinion

Fri., Nov. 7, 2008, 3:45 p.m.

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This is a sad day here in editorial board land. Lynn leaves us. She is such a loss for our newspaper. A young, bright talent.

I am leaving the board to return to the newsroom to report full-time on social services. So it will remain to Gary and Doug to put out the opinion pages each week.

In 2007, we had what we called then "The Dream Team." It was Jamie Neely, Lynn, Gary, Doug and me on the board. And Stacey and Steve were part of the board, too. Our meetings were lively and large. We had some good discussions and some heated arguments. We are all quite different, but our personalities blended. And, believe it or not, we sometimes felt short-staffed, especially around vacation time.

And then last November, Jamie took a voluntary layoff. This year, Lynn's came. And as of Tuesday, I'll be back "upstairs" in the newsroom.

It was great while it lasted. And now, we all move onto different challenges.

I loved being part of this blog and will be one of its faithful readers.

And I may start a new blog up in the newsroom after I settle into my new beat.

But for now, it's good-bye to this part of my journalism career. And good-bye to the team and especially, a sad good-bye to Lynn.

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