From the Publisher: Very sad news

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Arnold G. York

Early Tuesday morning we received word that Grant Adamson died in a hot air balloon accident in Switzerland. According to European press reports and local Malibu sources, we were advised that Grant, his wife Terry, and their two daughters Megan and Lauren were all in the balloon gondola when it crashed to earth after allegedly hitting a power line. Grant died at the scene and Terry and the two daughters were evacuated by helicopter to nearby hospitals with what was described as life-threatening injuries. Initially all three were described as critical. Later we heard the two girls were out of surgery and expected to make full recoveries, while Terry was scheduled to go into surgery within 48 hours, as of Tuesday night. 

For all of us who know Grant and his family this tragedy is almost beyond words. Grant was healthy, fit, and adventurous and looked much younger than his 55 years. It is shocking to see someone that vital and alive die before his time. Grant was a genuinely sweet human being and he leaves a large hole in our lives and community with his passing. 

We can only hope and pray that Terry and her two daughters make a full recovery. 

Our condolences go out to the entire Adamson, London and Gee families. 

Arnold & Karen York