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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-07-08 11:16 PM
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A little more on Jennifer McNamara, and a way to memorialize her
For some reason I was motivated tonight to try Googling on Jennifer McNamara and see if I could find out more details about her and the circumstances of her death.

There waasn't much reported. It wasn't much more than a squib in the Daily News covering two pedestrian traffic fatalities at different spots on Seventh Avenue in the same night. Hers was at Seventh and 50th, a block from 30 Rock. A garbage truck was making a right turn and the driver said he never saw her in the crosswalk.

But that's not all I found. I also found a blog published by a friend of hers, who also felt the news reports of her death were sadly brief. You can find it here, if you want to learn more about the person:

http://superficialpoet.blogspot.com /

One thing you'll learn is that she was pretty popular at MSNBC, and the people who worked with her all liked her a great deal.

You'll also learn that she was planning to participate in New York's AIDS Walk this May, and that a group of her friends has now decided to participate in that walk as a team in her memory. There's a link within the blog for those who want to donate to her team. I did. Maybe you will want to also.
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 12:53 AM
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1. Good find
I'll save that for tomorrow.

Here's the clip from Dan Abrams last night: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23521295 /

Before we leave you, we have some sad news to report about a member of our show in the MSNBC family. Jennifer McNamara, a dedicated technical operations associate died in an accident early Wednesday morning after her shift here where she enthusiastically worked on our election coverage. She was 29 years old.

Jennifer graduated from the University of Florida. She brought her love for movies and theater production to her adopted hometown of New York. Jennifer devoted herself to several volunteer causes, including AIDS Walk New York. One colleague described Jennifer as, quote, one of the most liked people at 30 Rock. And she was.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Jennifers family and her many, many friends here at NBC and elsewhere. Thats all for tonights show. See you back here next week.

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