Friday, April 27, 2007

Less Orange County Register Paraphrase, More Feeling?

April 27, 2007

Is it coincidental that fiscal responsibility, accountability and transparency, including funding of the Sports Park have dominated the Coto Discussion Forum for the last couple of weeks, and then what do you see on the cover of the April 27, 2007 CanyonLife?

You guessed it? Volunteers cleaning up the Sports Park!

Also interesting that the byline does not go to OCR reporter Mark Eades, but to Eugene W. Field.

In addition to OCR’s City Editor Melissa Jones and reporter Mark Eades missing in action (MIA), MIA is also the paraphrased Sheriff’s Blotter – the version contained in this issue of the OCR includes the un-paraphrased entry as follows: “Suspicious persons, 1:30 a.m. Coto de Caza: A woman on Via Colinas complained that she heard what sounded like seven gunshots coming from either a rifle or pistol. She said that it also could have been a car backfiring. The woman also complained that she had called the Coto de Caza security, but had to wait an hour before being told to call deputies”

We know that Ms. Jones no longer works for the OCR, and although we predicted that reporter Mark Eades would follow suit, is he simply MIA? Does it matter? Will the community continued to get More Paraphrase and Less Feeling reporting, or the other way around?

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