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By David Keene
Allowing states to innovate could reduce dependency on bureaucracy
Topic - Daniel Handler
Maurice Sendak's closest friends gathered in his hospital room _ playwright Tony Kushner, authors Brian Selznick and Gregory Maguire. Kushner brought jellybeans, while Maguire placed a picture of Lewis Carroll on the table beside Sendak's bed.
Handler, 42, says Sendak has been so much a part of his life he can't think of a time he wasn't aware of him.
"It's almost impossible to overstate his importance," says Handler, known for the Lemony Snicket "Series Of Unfortunate Events" books.