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August 22, 2013 at 4:26 PM

Al-Jazeera America debuts

Praise from a viewer Not bad at all. [“Al-Jazeera America debuts as newest news network,”, Aug. 20.] More news, much less opinions and editorializing; it reminded me of the old days of network news. Unlike the rest of TV these days, there is no screaming and demonstrably less advertising and interruption. It’s a miracle — a new…


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July 8, 2013 at 6:30 PM

Hot dog contest winners

Item not worthy of reporting Given the annual press, radio and TV outpouring of requests for food donations for the homeless and hungry, it was ironic to see page-two coverage of Joey “Jaws” Chestnut consuming 69 hot dogs in 10 minutes. [“Hot-dog winners,” Newsline, July 5.] Chestnut and the female winner, Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas, downed…


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