These stories appeared on facing pages (C4 and C5) of the Fredericksburg, Va., Free Lance–Star on June 10, 2016.
Don’t let this happen to you: I can only make a guess as to how this happened. Maybe the story was moved and two people were working on the separate pages and one of them didn’t get the word. The headlines are similar enough that even a quick look at the pages shows that the story is presented twice. Maybe this section of the paper didn’t get a quick final look. As EEI taught me about publications, don’t ditch your quality-control system when things get tight.
* “Steve’s Hall of Shame” is what one writer called my collection of bloopers. I decided to keep the name.