August 2008

Weekly Winner
The Cleveland American

Christmas Jars offer hope to those in need
A Cleveland American Staff Effort

     A Cleveland American “Christmas Jars” community campaign is based on a novella written by Jason F. Wright about a young journalist who discovers a jar of coins at her doorstep at a time in her life when she most needed such encouragement.
This story encouraged The American to order dozens of half-gallon sized jars to give away to readers who were asked to fill them up and give them to someone in need.
The jars include cards asking recipients about how the gift touched their life. In addition, one book will be given away each week with an autographed copy to be given during the final week of the promotion.
“There are all types of challenges and circumstances out there,” Cleveland American Publisher Rusty Ferguson said. “And for a person or family facing some type of hardship to suddenly discover a Christmas Jar on their doorstep would be awesome.”

 

Daily Winner
The Norman Transcript
Rep. Terrill asks court to deny reopening bankruptcy petition
by M. Scott Carter
     A federal bankruptcy case that began in October 2005 and was discharged in March 2006 was recently reopened when published reports surfaced about alleged irregularities between state Re. Randy Terrill’s bankruptcy petition and his state campaign fillings. Edmond attorney John D. Mashburn reopened the case and was also reappointed as the creditor’s trustee in the case.
Terrill downplayed the request to reopen the case, attributing it to his political opponents, Carter reported in The Norman Transcript article.
“It’s unfortunate…that some…are trying to damage me politically because of a family bankruptcy filing; I find it despicable that someone would exploit my wife’s financial difficulties during college.”

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