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This date in “Twilight Zone” history

On Dec. 11, 1959, an episode called “And When The Sky Was Opened” first aired.

Some early astronauts come back from a flight and then, one by one, begin vanishing — along with any record of their mission.

It's an OK episode. But the thing I want to call to your attention is the fake front page below.

I like a few details, including the top-of-the page reference to the school board story. If a real reporter had written that story, it's a good bet that he or she would have groused about the play it got.

“Spacemen — who cares? Our readers want to know about school bonds.”

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Features writer Paul Turner is a columnist for The Spokesman-Review in the Features department. He writes "The Slice" column, which appears six times a week and produces general features stories for the Today section.

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