Monday, November 06, 2006

A Halloween Series

When I told my senior editor I wanted to do a Halloween series, and handed him a list of eight story ideas, I think he was a little surprised. We compromised with four. This took me about a month to organize.

By the way, the reporter doesn't edit the story, write headlines, choose photos, or write photo cutlines. It's all the editor's job.

Ghost hunters: Local couple sees dead people - all the time
Troy Huckins and Cherilyn Hays believe in ghosts and haunted houses. And not just during Halloween. Huckins and Hays are paranormal investigators sometimes called ghost hunters. The two seek out unexplained events and, in a scientific manner, attem...
6.8K - Oct. 31, 2006; scored 1000.0

The business of collecting
Don Carillo is a rock-and-roll dude who happens to love Halloween. Carillo, known as the guitarist for local hard-rock band The Spoils, but also Mr. Mom to three children, said he likes Halloween because it s our imagination and alter ego holiday. O...
3.9K - Oct. 30, 2006; scored 1000.0

Local merchants stock Halloween fun
As the year's spookiest night approaches, Napa businesses are reaping the rewards of the second most popular decorating holiday. According to the National Retail Federation's (NRF), consumers are expected to spend $4.96 billion this Halloween, up sig...
5.8K - Oct. 29, 2006; scored 1000.0

American Canyon's scariest couple
Carlos Schollar and Krystie Bolton are spending most of October with a bunch of ghouls, psycho clowns and other terrors. And they're having a great time. "As a kid I loved Halloween and so did Carlos," said Bolton. "So when we got together we wanted ...
5.6K - Oct. 28, 2006; scored 1000.0

1 comment:

M-Kane said...

I always wanted to be a ghost hunter -- one of those people who carries that big, weird microphone hoping to 'hear' something other worldly. Maybe that should be my next career?