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Richard C.S. "Doc" Kinne[edit]


Doc Kinne in his Library, April, 2002

I am Richard "Doc" Kinne. I live in Groton, NY, 11km NE of Ithaca, the home of Cornell University. I am a computer technician/astronomer with great interest in Linux & Macintosh computer operating systems and variable star research.

I live with my boyfriend, two cats, and two friends in Darrowby House, a large, white frame house built in the mid 1800s.

Significant News Contributions[edit]

Below is listed articles which I've made significant contributions to, or have written for Wikinews.


The best way to contact me is by email. Try "kinnerc at 14850 dot com"


High School was spent at Rome (NY) Catholic High. I was semi active in the newspaper and yearbook.

Undergraduate years were spent at SUNY Oswego in NY where my major was Computer Science with a minor in Astronomy. I was active in the local TV media, WTOP-TV Ch. 10, as weather reporter, then weather director, and a Board member.

Graduate school was virtually done in Melbourne, AUS at Swinburne Technical University where I received a MSc. in Astronomy. There wasn't an outlet or opportunity for media involvement.

Current Activities[edit]

Wiki Career[edit]

I first began doing a bit of edits with Vikipedio, the Esperanto version of Wikipedia a few years ago. From there I moved to Wikipedia. I became involved in Wikinews in November, 2006 after seeing and being very impressed with Good Night, and Good Luck. Hey, everyone needs an inspiration.

The Blog[edit]

Wikinews has a strict policy of a neutral point of view, and in this context NPOV is a wise, wise policy. However, as a human being, I have a hell of a lot of opinions. You can read them here on my LiveJournal.


Awards cabinet
Exceptional newcomer.jpg Exceptional Newcomer Award
I, Messedrocker, award you this Exceptional Newcomer award for being such an awesome n00b. You remind me of me back when I wrote articles. 14:51, 19 November 2006 (UTC).
I, Thunderhead, award you this Exceptional Newcomer Award for being the best n00b we've had in a long time. Go get em! 14:51, 19 November 2006 (UTC)