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Breaking news
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 1:34 PM

BREAKING NEWS

By Nancy Whitaker

Whatever happened to newscasters like Walter Cronkite or Paul Harvey? We have so many different ways of hearing and viewing the news. We have television, access to Internet news and yes, we still have radios and newspapers. We hear good news, bad news, old news and new news.

Every news station shouts out, “Breaking news. Breaking news.” I think, “Oh my, what just happened? Is there a major earthquake, tsunami or plane crash?”

Nine chances out of ten, the breaking news will be something that was reported two weeks ago. Chef Paula Deen, teen Trayvon Martin, Jody Arias and disgraced politician Anthony Weiner are some of the people recently paraded through the media.