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"Putting it in the right Column..."

2 years ago Wednesday, January 16, 2013 5:37:39 PM CST January 16, 2013 Wednesday, January 16 2013 Jan 16, 2013 in Pat Shingleton Column

On this date in 1999, the first column of "Weather News" graced the "back-side" of the Advocate's "B" Section. I hounded Linda Lightfoot until she acquiesced and gave the go-ahead with special thanks to the Smiley Anders School of Column Writing. Thanks to the readers for permitting me to pass-along some tidbits with 5,110 columns posted. The first column reminisced about my first "news" experience - a "paper-boy" for the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. Subscribers had aluminum doors and when the Gazette was folded and thrown, the bang on the bottom panel provided a clear signal of the paper's arrival. During inclement weather and before the implementation of plastic bags, it was either sandwiched between the storm and regular door or in a separate paper box adjacent to the mail box.

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