Rare Disease Sidelines Editor

january 23, 2003  11:03 pm
Connye Miller was the editor of The Local Planet Weekly in Spokane, Wash., until last year, when her by-line suddenly dropped off the pages. As her husband and Co-Publisher Matt Spaur now reveals, Miller had to leave the business of writing and editing because of a rare disease known as porphyria. Some people may be familiar with porphyria from the movie "The Madness of King George." Spaur writes about how this illness has affected his family and his newspaper.