The appointment of Jim Warren as publisher of the Reader has made the position of associate publisher redundant, in the view of the Reader‘s owners, and Steve Timble, who held that position and has been acting as publisher, has left the paper. Given the economy, what we all know about the state of print journalism, and the Reader‘s recent history as part of a chain of weeklies that just came out of bankruptcy, this paper’s in fairly decent shape: ad sales goals are in reach, with classifieds showing surprising strength, and the return rate of distributed copies is minuscule. This is progress, it happened on Timble’s watch, and I thank him and wish him well.