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Sunday, February 14
The Trib's losing its public editor next month, and John Cook wonders when and if he'll be replaced. The ombud position isn't the only one that'll be vacant; Cook reminds us that there's been no editorial cartoonist for 2,049 days, no Tempo columnist for 1,241 days, no book critic for...well, you get the picture.