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American Tradition on the Endangered Species List

The article on the front page of the Saturday Star Tribune evokes the sense of nostalgia in those old enough to remember the heyday of the drive-in movie theater. This article tries to appeal to the emotions of the audience in order to make them agree with the author's point that the drive-in theater should not be torn down. A conflicting article from Sunday's Pioneer Press takes the opposite stance. The theme of that piece is that a shopping complex would be good for Cottage Grove. It is a drier piece, focusing on economics rather than emotions. Much more emphasis is placed on the owner of the drive-in in the Star Tribune piece. In the Press article, he is quoted once, in one of the last paragraphs. Cottage Grove Mayor Sandy Shiely is quoted as supporting both sides in both articles, suggesting that the authors of each took what quotes supported their own opinions.