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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

And now for the rest of the story

All three South Florida major daily newspapers are cutting staff. By the looks of this article, the Miami Herald is cutting the news too.

TITUSVILLE -- (AP) -- Rough water capsized a boat in the Indian River and the people on board used the game ''rock, paper, scissors'' to decide who would swim back for help.

The three boaters say their vessel started taking on water Sunday afternoon. When they stopped the boat to work on the problem, some large waves tipped the boat over. The passengers were able to climb on top of the capsized vessel.

The boaters waited about seven hours to be rescued. All three people onboard were not seriously injured.
So when did the boaters play the game? To get the complete picture, I went to WFTV Channel 9 from Orlando's website.

"We played 'rock paper scissors' to see who would have to swim back," said boater James Elmore.
Neither article makes mention of a boater actually swimming back.

I know times are tough in the news business, but you would hope newspapers could correctly report a simple story of a boat capsizing without screwing it up. Is that really asking for too much?

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