September 2009 Archives
The lead in this story "Man's body pulled from Mississippi River", reported by KARE 11, is a straightforward hard-news lead.
It interests the reader and makes the reader want to know more details.
People will want to know why the man's body was in the river, how he died and if fowl play is suspected.
The lead uses certain news elements to interest the reader. It answers who (the man), what (body has been recovered) and where (in the Mississippi River near the University of Minnesota campus).
The where in this lead will be especially affective with students and people connected to the U of M because they will be interested in things occurring near their school.
President Obama called Kanye West a jackass off the record during an interview, reported NY Times.
Kanye West interrupted teen singer Taylor Swift during her acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday.
West is receiving a lot of bad comments from other celebrities and angry fans following his actions at the award show.
Obama even weighed in on the matter when it was brought up while he was getting ready for an interview.
Swift was hurt by West's action but, according to USA Today, West apologized to Swift after her appearance on "The View" on Tuesday.
An arrest in the murder of Annie Le, the 24-year-old Yale graduate student, was made on Thursday.
Raymond Clark III was arrested at 8 a.m. Thursday at the Super Motel in Cromwell, Conn., reported USA Today.
Clark was accused on strangling Annie Le and hiding her body in a wall. Her body was found on Sunday and there was DNA evidence at the scene linking the murder to Clark, authorities told the NY Times.
Evidence is still being looked at but the police believe that no other arrests will be made.
The global production of the flu vaccine against the pandemic strain of H1N1 will be less than was originally thought the World Health Organization told USA Today.
There will now only be a maximum of 94 million doses a week. This means that the vaccines will have fallen short of 4.9 billion doses in year less than what was thought.
KARE 11 reported that production is slower because the seasonal flu vaccines are still being given out.
A man's body was found in the Mississippi River close to the University of Minnesota campus Friday morning.
The University police received a missing person report in the Washington Avenue bridge area by the Mississippi around 2 a.m. KSTP 5 reported that the man slipped while he was climbing a fence.
The police found the body an hour later by the river's cliff, according to KARE 11.
The identity of the victim is still unknown. However, KSTP 5 reported that the police said the victim was not a student at the University of Minnesota.
The Canadian Pacific train engineer saw the teenager and blew the horn and attempted to stop. The train was unable to stop and hit Wood.
The Buffalo police chief said there was evidence that Wood was wearing sound canceling headphones. Wood bought the headphones a few minutes before the crash at a Target store.
According to KARE 11, suicide has not yet been ruled out.