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    Wednesday, September 29, 2004

    Who is Leo Morris? 

    Leo Morris, a native of Eastern Kentucky and the son of a coal miner, is editor of the Fort Wayne (Ind.) News-Sentinel editorial page.

    After high school and a year and a half at Indiana University, Morris joined the Army, which included a tour of duty in Vietnam. After his Army service, he finished his journalism degree at Ball State University on the GI Bill.

    "Writing is the only thing I've ever wanted to do," he says. "I had asthma as a kid, and scribbling in a notebook was what I did when I couldn't go outside and play. When I was a sophomore in high school, a friend talked me into working for the student newspaper. I was hooked."

    Morris has worked on Indiana newspapers for 30 years, including 15 at The News-Sentinel. He has won numerous awards, and was a Pulitzer finalist for a series of editorials on abortion.

    Write him at the News-Sentinel, 600 West Main Street, Fort Wayne, Ind. 46802-1498, or e-mail

    posted by Jim Van Nostrand at # 3:27 PM


    On the left: Carol Towarnicky, chief editorial writer for the Philadelphia Daily News, from a liberal point of view.

    On the right: Leo Morris, editorial page editor of the Fort Wayne (Ind.) News-Sentinel, from a conservative point of view.

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