- "But some newspapers still get it, and The Chronicle is one of them. It hasn't always been easy. There've been times when I'm sure the paper's bosses wished I'd write about anything else.
"But consistently, The Chron's editors have stood behind this column. A tip of the hat is due here to Editor Phil Bronstein, Deputy Managing Editor Steve Proctor and, most of all, Business Editor Ken Howe. They took enough heat on my behalf to boil soup.
"So why is this my last appearance in these pages? I'm making the jump to another well-known newspaper that's beefing up its consumer coverage. It's an opportunity that couldn't be ignored."