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Old 09-23-2009, 09:02 PM
 
Location: fla
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HERE IN RURAL nepa our crimes can give miami a run for the money---there have been fbi uncoverings of criminal activity going on for a year now
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Old 09-24-2009, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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LOL! Channel Seven News. When we lived there, the Seven News was the "If it bleeds, it leads" station with all the sensationalism that could be mustered. We would watch Dwight Lauderdale to get real news. He had a class act and was about the only TV news anchor that I could respect.

I once wrote a little spoof of the Seven news reporting style, where they took a chicken crossing the road story and blew it up into a major incident, complete with on the scene trucks passing the news back and forth to a bunch of reporters all named Rodriguez.

All of the activity in south Florida was another reason we moved out of the area.
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Old 09-27-2009, 09:24 PM
 
Location: South Dakota
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No Sunday paper, so the local "big issue" is on Saturday. Front page story - "13% Increase in Duck Numbers." And we're the 8th largest city in the state!
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Old 09-28-2009, 07:06 AM
 
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No Sunday paper, so the local "big issue" is on Saturday. Front page story - "13% Increase in Duck Numbers." And we're the 8th largest city in the state!

I like South Dakota, but the --the 8th largest---city's population in South Dakota would be considered by many as a small town
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Old 09-28-2009, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Ridgway/Saint Marys, PS
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I like South Dakota, but the --the 8th largest---city's population in South Dakota would be considered by many as a small town
Yankton at 13,528 people would be considered by many to be small, whereI come from in CT, it's average sized.
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Old 09-28-2009, 11:53 PM
 
Location: The mountians of Northern California.
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Our paper comes out every Tuesday. We rarely have the front page lead with violent crime. It does happen, but its pretty rare. We went 10 years without a murder. We do get the occasional body dump from some of the cities 90+ miles away. Our headlines are usually community events, city council issues, accidents, etc. Our paper has to fill empty space with photos. Sometimes it will be the cat on 4th street that likes to run in front of cars or other random stuff. Last week there was a b&w photo of a leaf. The caption was about how the brilliant colors of fall are all around us.

But the section that gets the most attention are the letters to the editor and the courthouse page. The letters to the editor have a long running feud between several residents that discuss politics. Several residents blast the newspaper editor because she is conservative and writes a weekly editorial in the paper. Those letters make things interesting. LOL The courthouse page has the list of foreclosures, outcomes of some criminal and civil cases, who hasn't paid bills like sewer fees, property taxes, and natural gas. The names on marriage licenses and divorce papers are also printed. Those pages generate alot of gossip.
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Old 09-29-2009, 06:47 AM
 
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Small town weekly newspapers must be bringing in good revenue now.

The $$$$$$$$$ for adding those extra pages for mortgage foreclosures is quite profitable.

I hope things turn around and that part of the paper gets smaller and smaller.
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