In 34 years at The News I have worked with many reporters, editors and publishers. Some have stayed a few years and some less than six months. There have been only two that I worked with more than 15 years, and one of them died recently.
Mary Busam was with the News when I came here in 1978 and she stayed until retiring in 1994.
Having worked near her that long – for a while our desks faced each other with no wall and virtually no space between them — I have a lot of memories of her.