"Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges"
We've all seen them. Funny news headlines.
Former late night television show host Jay Leno used to do a regular shtick about them, holding up each newspaper (so we knew they were real).
One of his favorites:
"Poverty Meeting Attracts Poor Turnout"
It's actually pretty easy to slip up and publish a silly headline, thanks to grammatical and punctuation nuances and the increasing chance of communicating a faux pas or double entendre.
Our FRONTcover story this month isn't about funny headlines (though we've thought about publishing a satirical edition... maybe the BACK magazine?). But it is about the top headlines on legal matters impacting our region.
If we did write a head-scratching headline, maybe it would be something like this:
"Neighbors complain about drive-in theatre nuisance—want it converted to a flea market"