I've been following the discussion about restoring this bboard and wish to offer the following.
I do respect your need to protect your client's property and wouldn't want it any other way were my board the one in question. Unfortunately, the admin for this board has indeed, sadly, died and this bboard is what little there is left of his work that meant so much to many. The domain name for his newer site, healnpd.org, expired on December 27, 2007, and its content is no longer available on the web.
I'm in contact with the admin's family and might be able to provide confirmation along that route if it would help reassure you restoring the board to the control of current mod, melaniemac, won't compromise the admin's interests.
Sorry to belabor this, but I feel compelled to do what I can. Is there any hope?
Thanks, John Board URL