Sometimes the news angels show up to bless a reporter. That's what we called those random gifts when a source gives you a guaranteed, front-page quote.
That sure happened to Gayle Deaton when she wrote about the possible sale of a place once known as the Mousetrap Lounge, a topless club the seller said got an undeserved bad reputation.
Seller Roger Crall told Gayle in the August 19 front page story in the Frankfort State Journal that the topless club never seemed that bad to him.
And now, the quote of the day: "Two guys might get into a fight and stab each other," Crall said, "but you could walk in there and they wouldn't stab you."
Roger Snell was a reporter for nearly two decades. His memoir recounts life in the newsroom, as bishop, and near death's door. Extraordinary, faithful and inspirational people are subjects of what he was dying to tell his granddaughter. "Love, Grandpa" is his second book. His first book was about the 1929 Chicago Cubs.