January 2011 Archives

Analysis: Leads

The lead that appears in an article by the Star Tribune specifies the who, what, when and where of the story. It has proximity because it appeared in the Star Tribune and the driver was from the metropolitan area. It is timely because it was posted the same day of the accident. It also has the values of emotions and impact because someone died.

It includes a general identity of the man who died; there are no names or ages included in the lead. Specific details included what happened and what kind of highway it was.

Dog displays intelligence of 3-year-old child

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A border collie from Spartanburg, S.C. can identify over 1,200 proper nouns, the New York Times reported.

Fox News said that Chaser, 7, learned through a method of successive training by psychologists Alliston Reid and John Pilley.

The vocabulary of Chaser "nearly puts her on intellectual par with three-year-old human children," according to Time.

Chaser beat out previous record-holder Rico to attain the title of the dog that has the largest human vocabulary, Time reported.

Military deployed against protesters in Egypt

President Hosni Mubarak enlisted the army to help control violent protesters hoping to end his regime Friday in Cairo, Egypt, said The New York Times.

After four days of riots across cities in Egypt, Mubarak called on the military in order to reinforce police for the first time since 1986, according to The New York Times.

Internet, cell phone and other communications were cut off and a curfew enforced for the entire country, said The Washington Post.

The New York Times reported that police attacked thousands of demonstrators with tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannons.

"The Egyptian government needs to understand that violence will not make these grievances go away," said Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, according to The Washington Post.

Suspect in shooting of Rep. Giffords pleads not guilty

Suspect Jared Loughner pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted assassination of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) Monday, according to the New York Times.

Loughner, 22, is accused of an attack on Jan. 8 that killed six and injured 13, according to the Washington Post.

The New York Times said Loughner did not speak during the arraignment overseen by Judge Burns, but smiled throughout the proceedings.

Loughner will be indicted soon in the deaths of two federal workers on official duty and is likely to be charged in the shootings of non-federal employees, said The Washington Post.

Rep. Giffords was flown to an intensive care unit at Mermorial Hermann hospital in Houston, Texas Friday, reported the New York Times.

Student suspect in child pornography case reported missing

A University of Minnesota student charged with distributing child pornography was reported missing Saturday, said University police Chief Greg Hestness.

Keaton Patrick Murphy, 20, was released from the Hennepin County jail Thursday night, according to the Star Tribune. His friends and family members have not seen him since.

Parents of suspect Keaton Patrick Murphy, 20, told the Minnesota Daily they fear he is suicidal.

"We're worried sick," said Rochelle Murphy.

According to the Star Tribune, the University of Minnesota Police Department is investigating the missing persons case.

Gopher basketball captain hospitalized for break

A University of Minnesota basketball player broke his foot Saturday while competing, said coach Tubby Smith.

Senior co-captain Al Nolen will undergo surgery Wednesday for the break. Smith said he may not return for the remainder of the season, according to the Star Tribune.

"We know that Al will continue to be a leader from the bench," Smith said in a press release.

The Minnesota Daily reported that Nolen sat out five games previous to the University win against Michigan State University due a stress fracture in the same foot.

The Star Tribune said Nolen decided not to have surgery in December with input from the team's medical staff.

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