From The Managing Editor: Apr. 5, 1993

RON KRISS, OUR EXECUTIVE EDITOR, was a charming, funny man -- self-effacing, passionate in his opinions, sometimes cranky. He was impatient, fair-minded and kind. He was surpassingly competent, and cool in the sort of crisis that a newsmagazine often has, with some major story tumbling in chaotically at the end of the week. Ron's professional reflexes were among the best in journalism. In both a military and an editorial sense, he was a superb officer of the line, and his death last week at the age of 58, after a long struggle with cancer, leaves us bereft. He was loved here.

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