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More on Steve Young

Bob Byrnes, a Sun copy editor, visited Steve Young at Sinai Hospital earlier today (Friday). Steve has been transferred back to intensive care for treatment of pneumonia. He appeared a little groggy but managed a short conversation. This means, of course, that he will be unable to attend the funeral tomorrow morning of Abby and Matt.

I was touched to see the notice today that the board of the American Copy Editors Society has voted to contribute $500 to the Young Family Fund. It was a generous thing to do. Solidarity among colleagues has marked ACES in the ten years since its founding and continues to grow.

The Park School and the Calvert School have also set up funds.

And cards and notes to the family can be sent to their church:

Second Presbyterian Church 4200 St. Paul Street Baltimore, MD 21218



Posted by John McIntyre at 11:22 PM | | Comments (1)


John, thank you for keeping us updated on Steve's condition. The service Saturday was beautiful, and Carrie and Laura, Steve's daughters, were incredibly strong, and spoke so eloquently about their brother and sister. I am sure Steve is very proud of them. I hope he knows how many people out there are sending our love and support to the whole family and prayers for his recovery.

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John McIntyre, mild-mannered editor for a great metropolitan newspaper, has fussed over writers’ work, to sporadic expressions of gratitude, for thirty years. He is The Sun’s night content production manager and former head of its copy desk. He also teaches editing at Loyola University Maryland. A former president of the American Copy Editors Society, a native of Kentucky, a graduate of Michigan State and Syracuse, and a moderate prescriptivist, he writes about language, journalism, and arbitrarily chosen topics. If you are inspired by a spirit of contradiction, comment on the posts or write to him at
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