Is the Reporter losing it?
Already Lost

Ingleside, TX

#21 Sep 1, 2012
Suzy Baby wrote:
Or has the Reporter already lost it?
They already lost it.
Totally agree

Tonkawa, OK

#22 Sep 1, 2012
Sad to see it go downhill wrote:
I'm always sad to see the numerous spelling and grammatical errors in our local publication. There's really no excuse for it when software will do the proofreading for them.
I've also noticed that the quality of the print has progressively dissipated over time. Even the Neodesha paper is superior - much more crisp and easier to read than the Reporter.
I absolutely agree. I see that this post was marked "Clueless, Nuts, and Spam", which I find ridiculous. Your post simply stated fact.
duhhh

Chanute, KS

#23 Sep 2, 2012
Should the Reporter ever cease publication, we probably will not find anyone else who will put out a daily paper; we will be luck to find someone who will be willing to put out a weekly one.

What about the Montgomery County Cronicle? Although I have never seen the actual newspaper I have researched it on line for subscription purposes. In doing that I found out that it has a Facebook page which I "like" and now get updates from its news to my FB page. The information is more current than that of the Reporter's because it is online and the information seems to be somewhat more accurate. The paper is only published once a week. There is available for subscription, a print copy, which I understand can also be gotten at the donught shop, as well as an e-edition. The subscription cost seems to be reasonable considering the information encompasses the entire county. If the Reporter should happen to go down perhaps the owners of the MCC would consider printing more Independence news or even a bi-weekly publication. I don't know the owners of the MCC or have any other interest in it except for the fact that it seems to be a better newspaper than the Reporter and I think it's time for Hub to retire. If anyone is interested you can find information at www.taylornews.org .
tech guy

Coffeyville, KS

#24 Sep 2, 2012
The Truth wrote:
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The Reporter has faced financial challenges for a long, long, long time. The fact it has survived this long shows it had not been "penny-wise and pound-foolish," but rather has managed things as well as possible.
I do see papers from surrounding areas and the Reporter is better than a lot of them. Although I don't read the sports section, I do read the other sections and find them to be well done. Maybe instead of putting the Reporter down, we should all be appreciative we still have a daily paper. Maybe instead of telling the Reporter all the things it has done wrong (in our opinion), we should all buy a subscription to keep it going. I have elderly relatives who have tons of stuff and don't need anything else. I give them a subscription to the Reporter as a combination Christmas and birthday gift, and they absolutely love it. Thought I'd toss this out there for other people with similar elderly relatives as it may help them and it may help the Reporter.
The fact that the Reporter has refused for years to spend money on making improvements shows it has been "penny wise, pound foolish." And the building has been a pig sty for years.
Suzy Baby

Coffeyville, KS

#25 Sep 2, 2012
cousin it wrote:
<quoted text>Don't really remember 8th or 9th grade English class so I can't really remember if I paid attention or not. Generally remember that if how, why, what, where, and when appear in sentences, that in most cases, it appears to be a question. Perhaps we can get a ruling from an English teacher on the subject.
I'm an English teacher. You're wrong and the other individual is right. Look up the difference between a declarative statement and an interogative statement.
cousin it

United States

#26 Sep 2, 2012
A word that functions to ask a question that can't be simply answered with yes or no. Interrogatives are sometimes called question words because of their function, or wh- words because of their most common initial letters (who, whom, whose, which, where, why, when, and how).

Now here is the original (whatever we end up calling it).

"I wonder if the Reporter will have to run its own obituary on the front page and, if so, how many errors it will contain."

Looking at the entire sentence but focusing on the last six words starting with how,can that statement be answered with a simple yes or no. There is much more available on the net but I have yet to find a definition that would NOT make this sentence a question or an interrogative. So I would like for you Suzy, the English teacher to reference your statement or explain extensively your point. Thanks.
cousin it

United States

#27 Sep 2, 2012
Suzy Baby wrote:
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I'm an English teacher. You're wrong and the other individual is right. Look up the difference between a declarative statement and an interogative statement.
By the way, I hope you didn't grade down for spelling.
The Truth

Aransas Pass, TX

#28 Sep 2, 2012
tech guy wrote:
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The fact that the Reporter has refused for years to spend money on making improvements shows it has been "penny wise, pound foolish." And the building has been a pig sty for years.
If the Reporter is BARELY making enough money to meet payroll, buy the supplies needed to produce the paper, and pay the bills, where is it supposed to have come up with the extra money to make improvements and remodel the building? If you are struggling financially, would you want people to label you as "penny wise and pound foolish" because you don't upgrade your vehicle to a new Lexus and complete a $50,000 remodel on your home?
Spell Check

Aransas Pass, TX

#29 Sep 2, 2012
Suzy Baby wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm an English teacher. You're wrong and the other individual is right. Look up the difference between a declarative statement and an interogative statement.
The correct spelling is "interrogative." If you're an English teacher, we're in trouble. No wonder kids graduating from high school have such poor written communications skills.
ole wrassler

Ingleside, TX

#30 Sep 2, 2012
It would be nice to cover all local sports, major and minor, varsity and jv so that local kids can see their name in print. Instead we produce articles on the Royals, 25 games out of first place. Cover some activites out of the city limits, local activiteis. Andy Tayloy is killing the reporter and the Reporter refuses to evolve. RIP.
cousin it

United States

#31 Sep 2, 2012
Spell Check wrote:
<quoted text>
The correct spelling is "interrogative." If you're an English teacher, we're in trouble. No wonder kids graduating from high school have such poor written communications skills.
Gomez, I mean Suzy, is not an English teacher.
Already read it

Cherryvale, KS

#32 Sep 2, 2012
Spell Check wrote:
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The correct spelling is "interrogative." If you're an English teacher, we're in trouble. No wonder kids graduating from high school have such poor written communications skills.
Not to mention poor verbal skills. Half the population says, "I seen that car going down the street." Even so-called educated people on TV do it.
Suzy Baby

Coffeyville, KS

#33 Sep 2, 2012
cousin it wrote:
A word that functions to ask a question that can't be simply answered with yes or no. Interrogatives are sometimes called question words because of their function, or wh- words because of their most common initial letters (who, whom, whose, which, where, why, when, and how).
Now here is the original (whatever we end up calling it).
"I wonder if the Reporter will have to run its own obituary on the front page and, if so, how many errors it will contain."
Looking at the entire sentence but focusing on the last six words starting with how,can that statement be answered with a simple yes or no. There is much more available on the net but I have yet to find a definition that would NOT make this sentence a question or an interrogative. So I would like for you Suzy, the English teacher to reference your statement or explain extensively your point. Thanks.
You're one of the worst kinds of students, one of those who can't admit a mistake, won't learn from it and won't do better the next time.

Class dismissed.
historian

Coffeyville, KS

#34 Sep 2, 2012
Suzy Baby wrote:
Or has the Reporter already lost it?
The Reporter lost it a few years ago when it ceased even trying to offer a professionally done product.
cousin it

United States

#35 Sep 2, 2012
Suzy Baby wrote:
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You're one of the worst kinds of students, one of those who can't admit a mistake, won't learn from it and won't do better the next time.
Class dismissed.
And I'm saying this all in jest (cause I don't believe your claim in an earlier post as to your profession) if you were a teacher, then you are one who everyone always complains about because you are subservient in your job (as well as having difficulties with spelling despite your (false?) claims that you teach English). I WILL GLADLY ADMIT MY SUPPOSED MISTAKE IF YOU WILL CLARIFY WHY THAT ORIGINAL STATEMENT WAS WRONG. I'm not the English teacher here, just someone who can spell. Please elaborate Gomez, sorry slipped again Suzy.
Spell Check

Aransas Pass, TX

#36 Sep 2, 2012
Suzy Baby wrote:
<quoted text>
You're one of the worst kinds of students, one of those who can't admit a mistake, won't learn from it and won't do better the next time.
Class dismissed.
Yes, and you're one of the worst kinds of English teachers, one of those supposedly teaching students when your own English skills are poor.

Teacher dismissed?
Retroperylaid

United States

#37 Sep 2, 2012
Keep in mind the Reporter is still privately owned and not corporately owned; it does make a difference. Also, my best friend works for the Reporter and, say what you want about Hub, he absorbs most of the health insurance increases for his employees, making health insurance more affordable than most companies in the area.
questioner

Coffeyville, KS

#38 Sep 3, 2012
The Truth wrote:
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If the Reporter is BARELY making enough money to meet payroll, buy the supplies needed to produce the paper, and pay the bills, where is it supposed to have come up with the extra money to make improvements and remodel the building? If you are struggling financially, would you want people to label you as "penny wise and pound foolish" because you don't upgrade your vehicle to a new Lexus and complete a $50,000 remodel on your home?
How would you know if the Reporter is barely making enough to make payroll, buy supplies and so on? And if you do know, should you post sensitive information like that on Topix?

Since: Oct 10

Independence, Kansas

#39 Sep 3, 2012
questioner wrote:
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How would you know if the Reporter is barely making enough to make payroll, buy supplies and so on? And if you do know, should you post sensitive information like that on Topix?
Reread the statement...the word if leads me to believe that it was a supposition...an assumption...okay I'll get it simpler for you...a ''what if...''

Why can't people read?

And I applogize, I haven't had my coffee yet this morning...starting to work on my first cup of the day right now...
Already Lost

Ingleside, TX

#40 Sep 3, 2012
They would do better if they just reported the news, but since they use it as a propaganda tool they lost credibility. People don't like seeing them print false statements and stories.

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