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Monday, October 11, 2004

Farewell Superman

The news came today of the death of actor and activist Christopher Reeve. This is indeed a sad day for all of us, and especially for those who had come to admire and depend upon Chris's courage and strength, his message of hope, and his crusade for the advancement of stem cell research. Let us hope that his passing, sad as it is, will strengthen the case for this valuable science. Although I would never want his death to be used as a political tool, perhaps the loss of this great courageous American will help to wake the public into action and put a stop to the current administration's idiotic lethargy on this issue and cease their pandering to the religious right.

Rest in peace, Superman. You made the world a better place in your all too brief time with us, and I, for one, am grateful for your life.