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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones - RIP - UDPATE

U.S. Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, the first African-American woman to represent Ohio in Congress, has died after suffering a brain aneurysm. While Rep. Tubbs-Jones was wrong on most issues much more often than not, there is no denying she was dedicated to her district and thought she was pushing legislation that would help her constituents. Rest in Peace.


Don't often have to do updates to RIP entries, but there's a first time for everything. The Cleveland Plain Dealer has changed their article and now Jones' status has been upgraded from dead to critical.


The Plain Dealer has changed their mind again and downgraded her status back to dead. Obviously they don't understand the concept of Rest in Peace. I understand professional ambition and wanting to be first with a story. However, when it comes to reporting a public figure's death it is probably better to be certain and late than to be first and wrong.


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