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Prez Column – Argento

Mike Argento

Who the hell do I think I am? By Mike Argento President, NSNC If you’re anything like me, and God help you if you are, you’re probably wondering, “Who the hell is this guy and how the hell did he get to be president of such an august body as the National Society of Newspaper…

Stepping Down – Suzette Standring

Suzette Martinez Standring

By Suzette Martinez Standring, NSNC Past President Spring Greetings! Later this month, our 2006 Boston conference (June 30-July 2, 2006) will convene in Red Sox Nation, and the response has been record-breaking. Our room block at the Omni Parker House is full. If you have Boston-based friends or family, now’s the time to show up…

The Man in the Mirror

Dave Lieber

By Dave Lieber   Fort Worth Star-Telegram Columnist Secretary, National Society of Newspaper Columnists Education Foundation Talking to Hartford Courant columnist George Gombossy on the phone the other day was really weird. It was like having a conversation with myself. He does what I do. He thinks like I do. Just weird, man. I told…

Fat Tuesday and Ash Wednesday with Art Buchwald

Art Buchwald

By Suzette Martinez Standring Renowned columnist Art Buchwald has refused dialysis, and it’s only a matter of time, maybe a short time, before he dies. For a man awaiting The Reaper,   he’s in unusually fine fettle. I spent two days by his side to find Buchwald doesn’t see himself as courageous, nor does he feel…

The Best Will Be In Boston – Suzette Standring

Suzette Martinez Standring

By Suzette Martinez Standring, NSNC Past President “Please come to Boston,” as sung by David Allan Coe has a plaintive tone, but we don’t have to beg. For our 30th anniversary annual meeting, we’ll have it all. Our meeting on June 30-July 2, 2006 will place us in the center of Fourth of July celebrations…

The Next Plagiarizing Columnist Who Comes Along?

Dave Lieber

The next plagiarizing columnist who comes along? We’ll take it outside! By Dave Lieber Fort Worth Star-Telegram Columnist After hosting the NSNC’s 2005 annual conference, I took a short break. A four-day conference that felt like a month took two months to get over. Then it was back to school – literally. After 10 years…