Sunday, July 31, 2005

I'm soooo tired ...

It's just past midnight. I'll be going to bed in a few minutes. But, first, let me tell you why I left work late tonight (around 11:15 p.m. instead of 10:30 p.m.). That would be because I got a phone call from a person I shall not name who wanted to know if there would be a story in tomorrow's paper about an accident that happened in a completely different part of the state. At least one victim is supposed to be from this area. Well, no, we didn't have anything. And, we didn't have anybody currently in the newsroom who was qualified to do anything about it.

So, I called the person who had been "on desk" that evening. I was advised to try to get information and leave info for the person on desk and reporter who would be working tomorrow. I called my informant back, and got a possible name of the victim. With that information, I tried calling the hospital where the victim was supposed to be. They had no information for me. I don't know if that means I had the wrong name, or if that means the person is no longer a patient.

So, I finally have the last page done, with the addition of an AP story with a sentence added that someone was supposedly from this area. And I sent it more than half an hour after deadline. Then my mom called. My kids were with her, and she wanted me to come pick them up. Well, I would have picked them up earlier, if this all hadn't happened.

I'm just sooo tired.

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