The case of the expurgated Tribune death notice is heading for a happy ending. The widow of stand-up comic Ken Swanborn posted a comment below announcing that the Tribune has relented and will republish Swanborn's death notice, this time including the line it originally refused to print: ""In lieu of flowers, vote Democratic."
"Only Swanny could have his obit rejected," said Carol O'Neill, a buddy of Swanborn's from their days growing up together in Dolton. Now she can add that only Swanny, in a sense, gets to die twice. The episode would have made for a great stand-up routine.