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|Fundraiser set for former P-S editor battling ALS|
Editors Note: The item below was written by Amber Smith
Barry Katz, 62, of Clay has waged a quiet fight with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease) for 13 years. Now friends are hosting a fundraiser on his behalf Sunday, June 10 in Liverpool.
Barry recently retired from The Post-Standard, where he was an editor and editorial writer for many years during a 30-year journalism career. He received degrees in political science from The Pennsylvania State University and journalism from the University of Missouri and spent four years in the U.S. Army Security Agency, including a year and a half in Vietnam. In 1985, he joined the Syracuse Herald-Journal, where he served as assistant city editor, executive news editor and investigative projects editor. He has written editorials for The Post-Standard since 2003.
Friends are hosting a benefit from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 10 at the Maplewood Inn, 400 Seventh North St. at Buckley Road in Liverpool. Tickets are $25 and include a dinner buffet and entertainment by the band, GeriRig. Also taking the stage will be One Black Voice, a one-man performance by Jacque Kofi, who was a colleague of Barry on The Post-Standard editorial board.
An iPad 3 will be awarded in a raffle drawing, and other great prizes will be available through raffles and silent auction, including an Adirondack weekend at Cranberry Lake.
|"A composite is a euphemism for a lie. It’s disorderly. It’s dishonest and it’s not journalism."
---Fred W Friendly, Columbia School of Journalism
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City EagleA three-time Writer of the Year for the New York State Press Association, Walt Shepperd served for 35 years starting in 1971 as columnist, feature writer and senior editor of the Syracuse New Times.