Friday, November 26, 2004
What the NYT left out
Space. The final frontier for newspapers. Here's an article I wrote on a stadium closing in New Jersey. Part of the story is centered on an old-time rivalry between two schools in Union City. Knowing next to nothing about the two schools, I was fairly pleased that I broke a little news here. Alas, when the paper came out, the paragraph was omitted. Here, dear reader, is that graf in full:
Of course, it wouldn’t be a rivalry without a little controversy. This past Tuesday, the coach of Emerson, Edwin Marinez, stood up at a joint-school alumni dinner and accused Union Hill’s coaches of writing to the state over the eligibility of a player on his team. That statement shocked Union Hill supporters, and Mr. Marinez now says he was wrong to make the accusation. “It was a mistake on my part,” he said after the game, “I apologize for it.”
Tuesday, November 23, 2004
The second post
Couldn't think of anything good to post, but didn't want to leave my first blogging day with only one thought, so here's something newsy: Sounds like good times in the Ukraine, don't it?
How to sell feline hallucinogens to minors
At a toy store, where else? And who wouldn't want their kids enjoying mind-altering cat drugs? The presence of Dickensian characters is also a plus. A big scoop for the NYT.
“Redesigned by Rockwell Partners, the store will offer 65,000 square feet of catnip for children and all but the most Scrooge-like of grownups.”
F.A.O. Schwarz to Reopen; Timing Is No Coincidence [NYT]