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Saturday, June 20, 2009

NASCAR agate goof up

Agate is what readers refer to as the box scores, the stats, etc. Today's Sprint Cup lineup for the agate page, called "Scoreboard" in the paper, came in a bit odd. Normally we copy and paste the material from our AP feed and format it to fit our columns and our style. Somehow a story about skateboarding legend Tony Hawk found its way into the lineup today. Just a funny tidbit from my day on the copy desk.

36. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 91.436.
37. (04) P J Jones, Toyota, 91.425.
38. (55) Patrick Carpentier, Toyota, 90.907.
39. (12) David Stremme, Dodge, 90.rn at noon for the First Fathers event if they let me back in.”
Hawk posted other insights from his Washington visit on his Twitter page, telling fans about eating Frosted Flakes cereal inside the gates of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. In another tweet, he says “back at White House, Tweeting live from the Diplomatic Room. Unbelievable.”
Hawk joined other dads, athletes and celebrities at a Father’s Day forum hosted by President Barack Obama. Celebrity chef Bobby Flay helped man the barbecue grills for a White House picnic for the attendees, which included NBA players Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat and Etan Thomas of the Washington Wizards.
“The Prez addressing all of us fathers before we split up to visit DC charities,” Hawk tweeted. “D Wade & Etan T make me feel short.”
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