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In Memory of Bill Franz
(January 13, 1942 - December 15, 2009)
 
 
 
 
While working for Bill at the Staten Island Register I learned so much. 
 
 
He taught me the importance of in-depth research to get all the facts in order to back up my words with substance and impartiality.  By doing so, he helped to make me a strong writer.  My debt to him is immeasurable. 
 
 
Bill was a journalist of a caliber that unfortunately is sorely lacking in today’s society.  He was my mentor, and even more importantly, he was my friend. 
 
 
As a tribute to him, I have posted some of the many articles I wrote for the Staten Island Register when he was its News Editor.