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Saturday, July 5, 2008

R.I.P.: The Briefing Notebook

Posted By on Sat, Jul 5, 2008 at 4:16 PM

Charles Durnett, also known in some web circles as The Raven, died yesterday. He picked up the pieces of a pioneering local e-mail news and gossip publication known as Bullwhiz and made it The Briefing Notebook, an erratically published compendium of anonymous comment, news and gossip. Media people made up a big portion of the free e-mail distribution list.

Chuck had been a political consultant and was a Civil War buff, active in several groups devoted to the subject. He was also a news junkie and a frequent source of tips for me.

Farewell, Chuck. Memorial service is at 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mark's Episcopal Church.


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