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Friday, July 31, 2009

Who's more important?

Let's face it, by and large, it has been a boring summer. The front page has been routinely rounded out with items on swimming and the neverending Tour de France. But what happens on a day when there is news going on and the front page is lacking in space?
We encountered that problem in today's 5 p.m. budget meeting, with the opening of Lions training camp tomorrow (Saturday), the Tigers getting Jarrod Washburn from Seattle, and of course, the Buick Open in Grand Blanc.
The Buick is a no-brainer, especially since we have a staff writer covering the event. But the real choice came between the Lions and Tigers. We decided since the trade has more impact and that the Lions don't actually begin camp until tomorrow, the Tigers trade was fit for the front.
Those are just some of the news judgment calls we make on a regular basis, but they don't always come during the summer. Enjoy!


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