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The Reporter's Notebook


This news thing that I have been doing started for me back in 1958.

I had a number of successful journalism classes behind me, and my professor, Helen Wilson, had talked Idaho Free Press managing editor Jack Scudder into interviewing me for an open position on the Nampa, Idaho five-day daily.

I arrived at the appointed time and found Scudder to have a soft and pleasant voice, a kind of man that you might be encouraged to buy a bridge or small island from, if it was offered.

We got along well, and he asked all about me, and I gave him honest answers.

There was a distraction, though. Scudder...

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