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Robert Novak to retire.


Robert Novak has announced his immediate retirement following the diagnosis of a brain tumor, a prognosis the Sun-Times' political columnist describes as "dire."

"The details are being worked out with the doctors this week, but the tentative plan is for radiation and chemotherapy," Novak said.

The Evans-Novak column was first distributed by Publishers Newspaper Syndicate on May 15, 1963, with the New York Herald-Tribune, the flagship newspaper. When the Herald-Tribune folded in 1966, the Chicago Sun-Times became their home newspaper.


A man, a columinist and a Washingtonian that I feel one could always trust. He has been the strength of many of the conservative voters and to loose him is absolutely tragic, especially at this time. I am terribly sorry he is facing this daunting health issue. My best to Mr. Novak and his family.

My thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Novak and his family. I hope he is able to battle this tumor with the same determiniation he has shown throughout his life.

He is a brillant man,who I am very saddened to hear bad news about....As an American journalist
he is truly a gem

I am looking for new information.

It is now 8/24/08 -- and I cannot find anything new about this wonderful man.

Some info, please -- anyone?

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