ShadZ (shadzane) wrote,

Newspaper rant

This news story was in the National Briefs section of my newspaper (the Rocky Mountain News) this morning:

Principal pleads guilty to sex charge

LORAIN, Ohio (AP) -- A former principal who kissed the feet of three male students to settle a bet on a volleyball game entered a no-contest plea to a misdemeanor sex charge.

Robert Holloway resigned from St. Anthony of Padua School in this town west of Cleveland after the 14-year-old students and their parents reported the foot-kissing to police in February 2006.

Does that even make any sense? I had to come home to look up the whole story, which you can see here, and now I see what the deal was.

Newspaper stories are written so the further in you get, the more superfluous the info is. So to shorten the story, all the editor has to do is cut off paragraphs on the end. But there is a limit, and the Rocky is always going over the limit.  Once a day, there's at least one story that is so short that it is pointless.
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