Thursday, February 14, 2008

Like to Give me a Heart attack

My heart stopped as I read a story in the competiting paper.

"Fire Chief Gerald Tellier...."

I wrote his name as Gerard.

I had it as Gerald, but when I went to CQ my names before filing, I changed it after looking at an earlier story I'd done when he was appointed to the position. Don't tell me I got this man's name wrong. Don't tell me I got this man's name wrong.

I feverishly searched through our clips looking for earlier stories mentioning him. Gerard. Gerard. Gerard. The clips all confirmed my spelling.

But I know clips can be wrong.

So I pulled up the roster of all municipal employees in the state that our paper recently compiled and did a search for his name.

Gerard Tellier. West Warwick Fire.

Sigh.

Vindication. Is it bad that I'm kinda glad they're the ones who got it wrong and not me?

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not at all. Shucks, I've seen stacked my stories up against the competition and giggled heartily at the inconsistencies on their behalf.

Posted by Blogger Chris @ 10:04 AM, February 15, 2008 #
 

Nope. Better them than you, right? Lol.

Posted by Blogger Duck @ 12:02 PM, February 15, 2008 #
 
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