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Stephen Burgard dies at 66; Times' Orange County editorial page editor
Stephen Burgard dies at 66; Times' Orange County editorial page editor

Award-winning journalist Stephen Burgard, who was editorial page editor of The Times' Orange County edition in the 1990s and early 2000s and more recently director of the Northeastern University school of journalism, died Sunday at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was 66. The cause was a long-standing lung ailment, said his son Patrick Burgard. Times editorials penned by Stephen Burgard covered a wide variety of topics, sometimes skewering long-established institutions in his coverage area. When Disneyland employees in 1999 stalled Anaheim police from investigating the scene of a fatal accident, he wrote, "The land of make-believe should give way to the scrutiny and...

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