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Mike Barnicle Resigns From Globe

August 19, 1998

BOSTON (AP) _ Beleaguered Boston Globe columnist Mike Barnicle resigned from the newspaper Wednesday as new allegations arose that he lifted material for another of his columns.

Barnicle originally had come under fire for lifting material from a best-selling book by comedian George Carlin, and he eventually was suspended for two months without pay.

In a statement to WCVB-TV, Barnicle said his resignation was ``the best thing for the paper.″

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