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 Post subject: Be on the lookout ...
PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2003 10:27 pm 
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... for "twinning" Johnny Cash and John Ritter, a la Jim Henson and Sammy Davis Jr.


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 Post subject: Re: Be on the lookout ...
PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2003 10:36 pm 
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Not that any paper actually did that. Gulp.


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 Post subject: Re: Be on the lookout ...
PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2003 11:15 pm 
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Twinning? If memory serves me, in Syracuse we "tripleted" John Gardner, Princess Grace and some other famous guy who died the same day. Page 1. Hed: <p>A Poet, A Princess, A Politician<p>I guess now I have to figure out who the third person who died that day was...help me out here, Mark M. or Pete Z...


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 Post subject: Re: Be on the lookout ...
PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2003 3:39 am 
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Bumfketeer:
Twinning? If memory serves me, in Syracuse we "tripleted" John Gardner, Princess Grace and some other famous guy who died the same day. Page 1. Hed: <p>A Poet, A Princess, A Politician<p>I guess now I have to figure out who the third person who died that day was...help me out here, Mark M. or Pete Z...<hr></blockquote><p>Yes, I have insomnia and am bored silly. That is the only explanation I can offer for searching and finding that it was Bashir Gemayel, Lebanon's president-elect. <p>After wasting 15 minutes searching for deaths, I now have to go search for my life. I doubt that I will find it at Google, but it's worth a shot.


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 Post subject: Re: Be on the lookout ...
PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2003 4:19 pm 
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Thanks, Tim. Making others look shit up proves that I have been slotting for too long.


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 Post subject: Re: Be on the lookout ...
PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2003 5:14 pm 
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by blanp:
... for "twinning" Johnny Cash and John Ritter, a la Jim Henson and Sammy Davis Jr.<hr></blockquote><p>In our newsroom, a designer displays a copy of another paper's front page. At the is this bold, six-col. off-lead hed:<p>Death claims Candy Man and Muppet Man<p>(We put Cash on front, with Ritter mugshot at top of standard promo box)


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 Post subject: Re: Be on the lookout ...
PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2003 7:42 pm 
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At our afternoon paper, where the news was fresh on Friday, Johnny Cash was the A1 centerpiece (with '92 performance photo with June CC) and Ritter was mugged and refer'd at the top of our standard lefthand rail.


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 Post subject: Re: Be on the lookout ...
PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2003 10:00 pm 
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I need to know what paper did that Muppet/Candy hed. Good Christ.


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 Post subject: Re: Be on the lookout ...
PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2003 10:34 pm 
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Bumfketeer:
I need to know what paper did that Muppet/Candy hed. Good Christ.<hr></blockquote><p>Well, it was in Baltimore, no longer exists, and wasn't the News-American. An evening paper. With Sun in its name.


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 Post subject: Re: Be on the lookout ...
PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2003 10:53 pm 
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Thanks, man. I'll ask the rim editor to look it up.


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