Burnt Ends: Remembering an ink-stained wretch

  • More praise for Andy Marso’s book on his battle with meningitis: “It’s kind of a new mission I have, something I have been given,” Marso said. (Basehor Sentinel)
  • RIP Harry Rosenthal, a KC resident and AP reporter who knew Truman, Ike and Nixon. “Rosenthal was more than a top-tier wire service newsman, fast and accurate. He was a wordsmith. He sweated the details, then turned those details into irresistible prose. In the old days when newsrooms still reeked of cigarettes, he would smoke and pace and fret while pondering just how he wanted to tell a story.”Writing bugs me,” he said, “but it’s the only way I like to make a living.” (Star)
  • Not much attention paid to KC’s Secret Santa this year. (KSHB)

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