'Deb Kaplan Was One Tough Reporter'

december 8, 2006  12:42 pm
So says Metro Times founder Ron Williams, recalling the recently deceased journalist "who made an important contribution to the newspaper in its formative years." Kaplan was the Detroit alt-weeklies' news editor from 1989 to 1991, when "she wrote about urban issues with ... gritty detail," according to the paper. The 53-year-old writer and University of Washington assistant professor died last month of an apparent heart attack.