Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Weekly Joys

Posted By on Wed, Nov 28, 2007 at 3:48 PM

Working at a weekly newspaper can be weird sometimes.

Take the new cover story, on the UA basketball team. The story largely focuses on the fact that head coach Lute Olson is/has been away from the team on a mysterious leave of absence. The piece, by Tom Danehy, was originally slated to run last week, but we bumped it to this week so we could give Project White House some extra time.

Anyway ... after Danehy made some additions late Sunday (Nov. 25) to the story following the UA's close road loss to Kansas, the story was all ready to go. Then came the news Monday night (Nov. 26) that Olson showed up to practice and was talking about maybe possibly perhaps coming back. The team promised statements would be released the next day, on Tuesday. Our deadline day.

Thus, we prepared to rewrite our piece on the fly, on deadline, depending on whatever the announcement(s) was/were about Olson's return.

Except an annoucement never came, really. Finally, at the basketball team's late-afternoon press conference, interim coach Kevin O'Neill said, basically, that everything remained the same. Olson remained on leave indefinitely, he said (although Olson may show up to some practices. Or something.).

Thus, other than a few rewritten sentences, we went forward with Danehy's story as-is, hoping that nothing major changed between our Tuesday-evening deadline and the time the story ended up in the hands of our readers.

So, with that, here is the new issue. Enjoy, and feel free to comment on its contents here.

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