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Wondering what I might be missing

The problem with not watching local TV news is that you might miss something special.

I won't bore you with a detailed rehashing of the reasons for my casual boycott. After all, you might be one of those who is genuinely interested in how the anchors feel about the day's weather. But I am willing to admit that I sometimes fear I could be missing some good stuff.

Like the time a reporter covering a story that dealt with the owner of a local building supply store said the name of that place was “Ziggy's Yeah Ziggy's.”

Or the time a neighbor asked to comment on an urban livestock issue appeared above a graphic reading “Lives near pig.”

I could go on.

OK, sure. The SR certainly has had its share of goofball moments. We've addressed “pubic education,” written about a recipe for “honey fried children” and so on.

But the thing about the newspaper is it's easy to turn the page.  


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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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