May 15, 2011

His stories live on

CP may be lounging in lawless Florida now, but his stories will live on in the Virginia.

Some curated highlights:

His first story: Trolley injures elderly man
The story no one else would write: Lost pigeon perishes
When the call broke over police scanners in the late morning on a tough and dreary Thursday, Waynesboro Animal Control Officer Dee Price didn’t waste a minute.

Price drove to the second-story balcony of Waynesboro City Hall, observed the situation, then made the call.

“I’ve got a 10-45,” Price announced into her radio.

An animal carcass.
The Scoop: Interpreter's actions raise rights question
The hustle: Police chase leads, friends can't believe
Due diligence: Covering death
With a wink: Enjoying treats in the heat

STUARTS DRAFT - Hidden behind a cheery disposition and plastered-on-smile, Joey Wright sweltered inside his dancing Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup costume.

Above him, beaming on the hundreds of people who attended the Sweet Dreams Festival on Saturday at Stuarts Draft Park, an oppressive sun rocketed temperatures into the triple digits, according to Heather Sheffield, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service.

Sheffield said the sluggish heat wave lumbering through the Shenandoah Valley would push the mercury past 105.
His last story: All eyes on the eaglets

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4 Comments:

Blogger Daniel Silliman said...

No one else would write that pigeon story? Really? What the hell is wrong with people?

Chase did a good job, though.

May 16, 2011 at 7:34 AM 
Blogger Chase Purdy said...

Haha, I just saw this post now that I finally have internet. Thanks, Tony.

I'd forgotten about Sweet Dreams.

May 17, 2011 at 12:13 PM 
Blogger Tony Gonzalez said...

Silliman, since you raised the issue, I'll admit that I was riding Purdy hard to write that story. But he made it sing.

May 19, 2011 at 6:45 PM 
Blogger Daniel Silliman said...

He did a great job.

May 27, 2011 at 6:15 AM 

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