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Coach Franklin says goodbye to Vanderbilt

We’ve been so excited to learn about Coach Franklin here in Penn State country, that the fact that a University that loved him lost him, just like we lost Bill O’Brien.

I was reminded of that fact this morning on Twitter, when I saw a tweet from Keri Potts, of ESPN, and paused.

To me, that’s a nice way to say goodbye, and begin a new era. It hurts, but you have to do it, just like we had to a couple weeks ago. But I’m not sure that the message translates, especially when you’re in mourning for a coach you loved.

But you know what? These fans will move on. Just like we did, and just like others will do in the future.

For now: WE ARE! Welcome Coach Franklin!

Coming back to some great reader photos!

I’m in my first day back at the office and I was greeted by some pretty good reader photos on our website.

It’s a nice refresher for a Monday morning, which also happens to be the Monday after a vacation- womp, womp.

Here’s some of the standouts:

"Bee Meets Morning Glory," by Gail Bieber, Watsontown

“Bee Meets Morning Glory,” by Gail Bieber, Watsontown

"Balloon floats over Montour Preserve," by Doug Smith, Lewisburg

“Balloon floats over Montour Preserve,” by Doug Smith, Lewisburg

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Newspapers – Preserving family history for posterity. Just ask my dad.

Recently, my father brought home an old copy of the News Item he found in his childhood home. It was pretty cool to see how wide old newspapers were and how much things were back in the 1970s – I believe bananas were 9 cents per pound.

Here’s the front page to get a sample of how big that is:wpid-20130531_104448.jpg

That’s eight columns. Most papers today are six, and a skinny six at that in some cases.

But even though that is cool, we wondered why the newspaper had been preserved. Something special had to have happened that would cause my Mam and Pap to save the paper.

After we flipped the front page over – we didn’t have to guess any longer.

wpid-20130531_104440.jpgSee that handsome devil to the far right? That’s none other than Greg – in his about 16-year-old glory. He was newspaper boy of the year.

And he still looks exactly like that. Just with more gray hair.

So there it is, newspaper preserving these precious memories that would have been lost for all eternity – so that your kids can look back and laugh at you.

Just kidding – we only laughed a little bit…..OK, a lot.

Love you dad!

‘After Deadline’ comes alive once more!

521993_10151512730551168_780268542_nYesterday, we at the Daily Item re-launched an old favorite: the daily video segment known as “Daily Item After Deadline.”

It stars reporters Francis Scarcella and Rick Dandes. I’m the executive producer.

It kind of a twist on the “newsroom reveals its budget for the next day” trend.

Here’s where you can watch the first episode.

The daily segment will feature all of the day’s major headlines, as well as include some cool features like special guests, on-the-street reporting and weather segments as time goes on.

It will be posted at dailyitem.com each day at around 5 to 6 p.m., depending on how the day’s going – for example today it was up after 6, wince it was a super busy day in the newsroom.

Hopefully you’ll be tuning in each day, and we’d love to hear from you what you think and would like to see! Let us know on our Facebook page!

Below are some still shots from behind-the-scenes of the first day of production, showing Francis, Rick and Dave Hilliard working the camera:

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