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TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2013

Which will disappear first? 1. Bank drive-thru lanes (replaced by total conversion to online banking). Or... 2. People who pull up to a bank drive-thru and are reminded of the old days of newspapering when copy editors used pneumatic tubes to send marked-up articles and headline specs to...

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MONDAY, AUG. 20, 2012

One thing the print newspaper offers

You might have noticed that a lot of people enjoy expressing disdain. These folks can't really blame anyone but themselves for their own web-surfing choices. But the daily newspaper offers a golden opportunity to register displeasure and engage in recreational complaining. They can start their...

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TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2012

MONDAY, MAY 7, 2012

Just wondering 

When you are looking at an out-of-town newspaper, do you always check to see if Spokane is in the list of cities' temperatures on the weather page?

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FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2012

Something I've always wanted to say 

Ducked into the little cafe in the STA Plaza to pick up an out-of-town paper. A guy standing right in front of the display rack was looking at a copy of the publication I sought. That left one other copy. But the copy still on...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2012

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11, 2012

MONDAY, JAN. 9, 2012

Stamping on "stomping" 

One of my friends on the copy desk sent me a good-natured note Friday night long after I had gone home for the day. She mentioned that my use of "stomping grounds" in my column for Tuesday -- don't get me started on my deadlines...

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SATURDAY, NOV. 26, 2011

Birdcage liner syndrome

As you are no doubt aware, there are people who have a tendency to read only about subjects they have previously identified as personal interests. Many of these individuals have turned their backs on the traditional print newspaper. That is their right, of course. Apparently...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 22, 2011

Some things change, some do not I always enjoy depictions of newspapering in old movies and TV shows. That's why I was watching "Leave It to Beaver" the other day. Wally and the Beav wanted a new bike. The one they had their eye on cost more than $50, which...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 8, 2011

FRIDAY, SEPT. 9, 2011

All-time least creative newspaper editor 

At my first reporting job in Flagstaff, Ariz., I worked with a guy whose previous newspaper gig had been in sun-baked Yuma, Ariz. He used to tell stories about a sports editor there who meant well but lacked a certain spark. One tale stayed with...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 11, 2011

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 10, 2011

Newspapering in a previous century 

If you enjoyed watching reporters and copy editors get into fights, newsrooms at evening papers were the place to be once upon a time. At morning newspapers, many of the reporters have already gone home by the time the copy desk actually takes a look...

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