January 30, 2010

A McGriddle, maybe

I periodically check in on journalist peers from past jobs and internships to see how they're doing. Some buy into a Little Caesar's franchise. Others become foreign service officers.

Others keep writing.

Slayings and suicide follow turbulent times, Chao Xiong, Star Tribune

Haugen was something of an enigma in Lewisville. Residents who can trace local family lineages back decades don't know where he came from, what he did for work or how he met Gronewold's stepdaughter Ashley Sullivan a tart-tongued cafe waitress and bartender who traded jabs with farmers and doted on her two sons.
Anarchy at the Mickey D's, Michael Miller, Toledo Free Press
According to the police report, Dushane pulled up to the McDonald’s at about 6:20 a.m. and ordered items including McNuggets. When she was told that the Main Street McDonald’s only served breakfast items after 2:30 a.m., Dushane had a number of options. One was to quickly peruse the breakfast menu to order something else, a McGriddle, maybe; another was to thank the voice coming out of the order box, drive home and return during McNugget hours.
Slain Playboy model, Francis X. Donnelly, The Detroit News
... friends also said the couple constantly fought, sometimes getting physical.
"It was oil and vinegar ... I don't know why they stayed together."
'Queen of Greektown' dies at 97, Doug Guthrie, The Detroit News
"She was just a lost soul out on the street. Sometimes she'd carry on and scream like hell, and I'd think it was because she'd gotten robbed again. But then, sometimes if you looked cross-eyed at her, she'd scream, too."
Detroit City Hall Insider, Joel Kurth, The Detroit News

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Blogger Chase said...

Francis X. Donnelly is one of the most badass journalist names, I think.

January 30, 2010 at 2:26 PM 
Anonymous Econ said...

...no doubt because of its similarity to Charles Francis Xavier?

February 2, 2010 at 12:58 AM 

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