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To Remember Higgins, Discovery Cancels Holiday Party

December 6, 2006 9:03 PM


Wow! Talk about a class act. Discovery Communications sent out an e-mail today to cancel its earlier scheduled Dec. 12 party at the Campbell Apartment at New York City’s Grand Central Station, always a great event.

The reason: It conflicted with a tribute to be held that very same evening to honor B&C’s business editor Higgins, who died from a massive heart attack the Monday before Thanksgiving.

The e-mail was touching; it said, “In deference to our late friend and colleague, his family and friends, we wish for that evening to be dedicated to honoring his memory.”

The venue for the Higgins memorial that night, hosted by MTV Networks, at “The Lodge,” aka, the company’s cafeteria located at 1515 Broadway, 7th floor. But you have to RSVP to Denise Galara at 212-258-8572 and let her know if you plan to speak, if you can even get in. Space is getting tight. This will be a night to remember. I will be there.

And thanks to Discovery for uncomplicating our lives and giving us the freedom to do what we want to do: hoist a few drinks to toast and remember our now-gone colleague and sorely missed friend. Still can’t believe it.

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