Headlines - Clean or Ranchy Style?
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Fri, 30 Oct 98 02:36:52 -0800
Subject: Headlines - Clean or Ranchy Style?
From: Stanley in Moshav Neve Ilan, Israel
While a student at Drexel U. 50+ years ago, I served as features writer for
the LEXERD, the weekly campus gossip sheet. Our editor, an English
professor, asked me to cover a story about Gary Peters, star quarterback of
The Dragons, Drexel's football team. Poor guy took a tumble and couldn't
play with a cast on his leg. I interviewed Gary, and wrote a humorous
story. The headline for it read: "DRAGONS TO PLAY FRANKLIN & MARSHALL
The editor phoned and said, "So Stan, thought you'd sneak that raunchy
headline by me, didn't ya? Ha!" With that he seriously blue lined it. The
story appeared the next day, headlined, "DRAGONS TO PLAY FRANKLIN & MARSHALL
WITH PETERS OUT."
© 1998 Peter Langston