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Yesterday's sword attack new story.

hellbob and I own several swords. We should start carrying them for protection!

Yes, there was someone attacked with a sword here in Mpls night before last. It was a guy defending himself against guys who broke into his apartment to rob him. 

The Strib had the most informative article of the ones I read: http://www.startribune.com/467/story/604366.html

And don't even get me started on the grammatical errors and just plain wrong words in the first few pages of the Kare 11 article! C'mon, you are writing what is essentially just a couple column inches and NO ONE proof reads it?
"It was just are 3:30 Wednesday morning"
"grabbed his roommates sword"  Does someone have an extra apostrophe, because there's one missing here!
"His feisty attack send the invaders running"
Really professional there, Kare11!

If you want to see pictures of the blood-spattered hallway walls (I don't believe any of the news organizations got inside the building) you can see them at http://www.birdchick.com/blog.html and http://www.councilofdoomtheatre.com/williamstiteler/2006/08/real-horror-show.html as well as get first person accounts of two building residents who didn't know what had happened until the following morning.


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Aug. 10th, 2006 05:26 pm (UTC)
What the?!$# - You have immortals living in Minneapolis... It's friggin Highlander I tell you!
Aug. 10th, 2006 05:59 pm (UTC)
My own proofreading hell
C'mon, you are writing what is essentially just a couple column inches and NO ONE proof reads it?

Try proofreading for a newspaper, let alone a private company. Writers are paid to write, so they decide that any scrawling on their pristine prose is sacrilege.

Proofreading Procedure
1. They pay me to fix things, make suggestions to improve the sentences, correct spelling, grammatical, and factual errors.
2. I hand the story back for corrections.
3. The writer decides I'm wrong (or changes the errors, but forget to save changes), print out a new copy so it's not red anymore, and hands it in and sends an electronic file directly to the printer for publication.
4. The job is off their desks and their minds, and they start working on the next job.
5. The printed copy/newspaper/book appears in its final form--after printing, folding, binding, and shipping--on the shelves, where readers either send out their outrage in e-mail or post on live journal.
6. My boss sees it and hauls me into the office for a dressing-down.

This is where I should have started keeping copies of the proof. This is why I'll never proof again without doing so.
Aug. 10th, 2006 08:44 pm (UTC)
Hmmm...so far, the amazing thing is that I don't think I know anyone living in that building. It was a gimme...south Minneapolis, defended themselves with a sword, in their thirties...but nope! I guess I *am* out of touch....
Aug. 11th, 2006 01:10 am (UTC)
I have been thinking of copying one of these articles in a screenshot, re-writing it, and then sending it BACK to Kare with a line of "Would you like to hire a new web editor?"

Aug. 11th, 2006 02:05 pm (UTC)
Remember, only Excalibur is battle-ready.
Aug. 11th, 2006 05:36 pm (UTC)
Good for the guy that fought back. It could have had a bad ending, but it didn't.

Serves those burglars right. Maybe they'll think twice next time before deciding to break into someone's place.
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