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  •  Susan Bell called into the radio show (none)
    I listen to on my drive time.  Talk City 1240AM is an Air America affiliate in Sacramento, and has local programming from 4 - 6PM with Christine Craft (she of the age/sex discrimination suit of the 1980's for TV anchorwomen).

    Ms. Bell said there was no doubt about the suicide; that the firing by the San Jose Mercury News had sucked the life out of him, and Mr. Webb had been unable to find any work at another big paper.  He had been doing some work for the Sacramento News and Review.

    In fact, he had been on Ms. Craft's show about a month ago, discussing the America's Army video game and how the Army not only tracks who's playing it, but tracks who is a quick thinker (for officer training) and who is a good shooter (for infantry), etc.  Mr. Webb thought it outrageous that this was not being disclosed to the parents or the kids and said that the Navy and Air Force are developing their own versions.

    Several former colleagues, including some from Dark Alliances, called in.  All including the host, felt we truly lost a true journalist -- a dying breed.

    Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government. Thomas Jefferson

    by Intellectually Curious on Mon Dec 13, 2004 at 07:10:48 PM PST

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