Thursday, June 16, 2005

Newspaper contrasts while in Chicago

The front page of the Chicago newspaper peeked at me from a news box among the gates at O'Hare upon our arrival and departure. The top photo featured a new world-record breaker sprinting to a standard. Meanwhile, and for the sake of contrast, its the senior games that gets ink in Pittsburgh. - More Sports - Powell receives hero's welcome in Jamaica - Wednesday June 15, 2005 9:54PM KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- World record holder Asafa Powell arrived to a hero's welcome Wednesday when he returned to Jamaica.

Powell, who set the record in the 100 meters Tuesday, is confident that he can beat his mark of 9.77 seconds.

'I think that it can be lowered. The way I'm running this season, it's given me a lot of confidence. I've run 9.8 every time I've been on the track,' said the 22 year-old Powell shortly after arriving at Norman Manley International Airport.
Powell, who was accompanied by his coach Stephen Francis, was met by government officials, including sports minister Portia Simpson Miller, and cheering supporters from his school, the University of Technology.

The other day the PG ran a nice story on a senior swimmer from Shaler. Great. I'm not knocking any coverage for sports. But, ask about the chances of the PG ever putting a new track record breaker from another country onto its front page?

Our town's media perspectives gives "jaded" and bent coverage to our landscape. I long for better shared insights -- other than the water main break coverage in Pleasant Hills. Great video -- so -- run that as a lead story.

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