-“Mail Species” by Dave Phillips. The Gazette. December 11th, 2003
1. “True story: a few weeks ago, in a post office in Milwaukee, Wis., an alligator tried to chew its way out of an Express Mail box bound for Colorado.”
2. This story is about which animals can legally be sent via mail in the United States.
3. This story is primarily a story about an oddity or bizarre occurrence. However, there is humor in the style of writing and it is also a source of entertainment.
-“Murdered Caught in Texas 15 Years After Escape” by Linda J. Johnson. Lexington Herald-Leader. February 10th, 2005.
1. “Ralph Robert Annis, an escaped murderer who had eluded Kentucky Police since 1990, was arrested yesterday in Corpus Christi, Texas. The arrest came just two weeks after the Herald-Leader began questioning state officials about their failure to close the case.”
2. This story describes how an escaped murderer was found using difficult leads, and how those difficult leads landed Robert Raph Annis (murderer) back in jail.
3. Proximity and Emotion seem to be the primary values for this story. Anyone in the area of Corpus Christi, or even Texas, will be happy to know that a murderer is no longer in the streets. Even people outside the area will be relieved to know the murderer is back behind bars.
-“Sustaining Sushi” by David Sarasohn. The Oregonian. January 23rd, 2009.
1. “Most restaurants don’t even have slogans, and when they do, it’s something like ‘World’s Greatest Stuffed Eggplant’ or ‘Half Off Tuesdays.’ So it’s striking to see a restaurant that proclaims ‘Sustainable. Delectable. Possible.’”
2. This story is about a sushi restaurant that is environmentally aware and tries to make sushi delicious for those who may not have liked sushi in the first place.
3. This story follows the trend started by the Green Revolution. The currency and controversy of being environmentally aware is important in this day and age. By having a diverse menu and good values, this restaurant hopes to attract customers and protect the environment.