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Monday, November 23, 2009

Sunday funnies

If you look very closely to the main picture on B1 of Sunday's edition, you will find sports editor Jeff Keuhn standing next to Oakland Press columnist Pat Caputo. That's not the reason I used the photo, frankly, there weren't that many U-M dejection photos supplied after the game, I just happened to realize its significance while zoomed in on the MSU photo on the left side and recognized Jeff's face. Our staffers can be seen over Tate Forcier's right shoulder, behind the nearest cameraman. (PC users: If you're having trouble enlarging the picture to see Jeff and Pat, right click and "open in a new window/tab" and then use the zoom function.)
Also, the Clarkston-Sterling Heights Stevenson story was quite the topic of discussion on our Web site, with more than 100 comments. Kudos to Keith Dunlap for getting that story done under the gun and getting it to the copy desk from Troy just in time for deadline, otherwise, first editions were set to have a story about New England coach Bill Belichick's fourth-down call made nearly a week earlier.
If anyone was unable to make it out to Troy Athens, you can see the game on the MHSAA's Web site. Check out our high school sports site,, for videos and stories from throughout Clarkston's regular season and playoff run. For an alternate take on the game, read our sister paper, The Macomb Daily, and their game story with photos.
I still have to wonder why some commentators think their comments are important enough to respond in ALL CAPS -- it just makes their point harder to discern. I'm glad to know if something happens to my gig on the copy desk, I could find work as a copy editor for online comments -- some people's spelling is downright atrocious! Either way, glad to see so many readers care enough to leave a comment.
(If anyone needs spelling tips, I use, it's a great tool.

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Blogger Mike said...

I can't stand all caps on the internet. It's a pet peeve. Extremely poor grammar can distract me from a person's point, but I do expect some mistakes. Most people don't bother looking at what they typed on the internet.

But forget all that, does this mean you still didn't get to write a Lion's winning headline?

November 23, 2009 at 7:50 AM 

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