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Tribute messages

"In honor of Elaine Lauriat, Wesleyan Class of '09." —Marjory Russakoff and Phillips Lauriat

"In honor of Lane Lauriat." —Marjory Russakoff and Phillips Lauriat

"In honor of Mary Ellen Ross." —Margaret Ross-Martin

"In honor of Karen Gadbois." —Mark Romig

"In honor of the incredible reporting of Matt Davis!" —Eric Jensen

"In memory of Robert C. Meder, Jr." —Lynn Chao

"In gratitude to Steve Beatty." —Lynn Chao

"In honor of those who have lost their lives speaking the truth to power. Thank you Lens staff for being the "truth tellers" of the Gulf Coast." —Tessa Jackson

"In honor of Jean B. Boebel who believed in the power of clean government practices." —Amy Jean Boebel

"In honor of New Orleans, city of my birth, and in pride of its and your indomitable spirit! Good luck!!" —Paula Hoffman

"In honor of Monica Edelstein & Kenneth Hoffman." —Paula Hoffman

"In memory of Kerry Hearns." —Ingrid Hearns-Alexander

"In honor of Louis, Verna Mae & Kerry Hearns." —Ingrid Hearns-Alexander

"In honor of Steve Myers and his new baby Auden Flynn Myers." —Lynn Bettis and Bruce Bettis

"In honor of the children of New Orleans." —Lynn Bettis and Bruce Bettis

"In honor of my fellow journos who take the craft seriously and remember life before blogs." —Jewel Bush

"Thankful for Bob Marshall's environmental reporting." —Chris Staudinger

"In honor of Linda Usdin's birthday." —Burka Family

"Thanks to Steve and the gang." —Mildred Ball and Keith Marshall

"In honor Linda Usdin and Anne Mueller." —Florence Andre

"In honor of Anne Mueller." —Stephen Algero

"In memory of Mrs. Merle S. Marshall." —Merle Albers

"Banking on the Future of The Lens campaign. Good luck! (:" —Thomas Abrams

"In honor of Louis Nelson." —Sue Hall

"In honor of ace journalist Steve Beatty." —Michael Gray

"In honor of Karen Gadbois." —Roberta Gratz

"In honor Aida Schooler." —Karen Gadbois

"In honor of Ashley Morris." —Clay Kirby

"In memory of Mrs. Merle S. Marshall." —Richard and Christine Duncan

"In honor of all those affected by flooding in New Orleans and surrounding areas." —Nancy Dinoto

"In honor of Bev Nichols." —Lois Simpson

"In honor of SEIU Local21 LA." —SEIU Local 21 LA

"In honor of the tradition of daily news in this magic and great newspaper city." —Linda Santi

"All of the New Orleanians that I have known, those native and those reborn here." —Darlene Wolnik

"In honor of Karen Gadbois for her Ethics in Journalism award." —Holly Wiseman

"In honor of W.I. "Bert" Odem." —Sarah Odem

"In honor of Deb Cotton." —Ray Nichols and Bev Nichols

"In honor of Stephanie Grace." —Christopher Dendy

"In honor of Karen Gadbois' continued vision." —Rick and Ina Davis

"In honor of John McDonough, 1779 - 1850." —Keith Crawford

"In honor of Portia Rotkin, my grandmother who always taught me to ask questions and pay attention." —Ariella Cohen

"Betty Buckley Cochran, we believed in the power of the truth." —Stephen Cochran and Betty Buckley Cochran

"In honor of Nathan Bolton and Bill Chapman, former newspaper publishers." —Nathan Chapman

"In honor of the best in the business." —Jessica Williams

"In honor of Jed Horne." —Jane Wholey

"In honor of my mother, who wasn't afraid to ask the tough questions." —Alan Maclachlan

"In honor of Karen Gadbois." —Meg Lousteau

"In honor of Dana Eness." —Catherine Mizell Nelson

"In honor of John T. O'Connor." —Dolores Walker

"Thanks for great Lycee Francais coverage this year!" —Molly Vigour

"In honor of Karen Gadbois." —Wayne Troyer

"In honor of independent, truthful reporting." —Barbara Forrest

"In honor of Don Theriot." —Laurance Eustis and Karin Giger

"Thanks for the NOPD/FF millage coverage map." —Emily Ashley

"In honor of Norma Hotard, a born reporter." —Elizabeth Scott

"IHO our son Charles B. Maldonado reporter extraordinaire!" —David Gillespie and Deborah Gillespie