Friday, November 04, 2005

Paying respects

Paper runs a touching tribute to a copy editor after he dies.

Tom Russ, 54, died in a car accident.
[Daily Press Editor Ernie] Gates described Mr. Russ' eye as being as sharp as an X-Acto knife, his knowledge as broad as the James River and his wit as sly as the subtlest pun that you ever read in a headline. He confessed in a phone call from Connecticut on Monday, however, that Mr. Russ would have "told me to tone that down."


At 11:15 PM, November 04, 2005, Blogger Mel said...

He was a great guy. I was lucky enough to sit across from him my first two years out in the real world. I thought he was too quiet at first, but once he got to know me, he would make all kinds of sly, quiet comments over the course of a shift. I kept in touch with him since leaving, and I'll miss him and his witty e-mails that showed up from time to time.


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