Monday, September 18, 2006

Leonard Sykes, R.I.P.

Eugene Kane had a nice column Sunday on Journal-Sentinel reporter Leonard Sykes who suffered a massive stroke this past summer. Leonard died over the weekend.

I did not know Leonard Sykes well. He was, for a short period, my colleague on WMCS's Backstory. But I do know this about him. He was gracious and generous to a rank amateur (this would be me) among professional journalists (that would be Leonard, Jim Rowen and Faithe Colas). We disagreed on a few things, but Leonard was open-minded and fair. One of the first things I remember him saying was how he might go broke downloading music (an affliction I share). I pray that now, somewhere and somehow, he can listen.

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