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PROGRAMMING NOTE: I am leaving The Star for a new job, and Tony Rizzo will be taking over the reins on Monday. I've enjoyed hanging out here, and I want to thank everybody who's supported the blog along the way. Tony's going to do a great job, so -- in the words of the immortal Chubb Rock -- treat 'em right.
As always, please follow our standard rules: Please sign your comments, and please avoid profanity, as well as racially and sexually abusive language. And when you sign your comments, please use only one nickname. If you need to reach me, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks again, and have a great day!