Today, some good clean fun. A regular reader of this blog spent some time recently, hunched over a microfilm viewer, poring over old copies of The Telegram.
Several of the headlines which all appeared at about the same time - caused this person to chuckle, so they were copied down and kindly forwarded to me. I chuckled at them too, and the reader has kindly agreed to let me post them here.
So let's play a little game. Can you guess what year AND what month the following headlines appeared? It may sound difficult, but there are plenty of clues below.
Please email your guesses to geoff_meeker(at)yahoo.ca. Correct responses will have their names entered in a draw for a free Jellybean Row piece. Please note: if you are a Telegram reporter with full access to the archives, please don't cheat! UPDATE: Everyone who enters will have a chance to win, not just the correct answers.
Lion's share of road work to PC ridings
Premier won't be answering any more questions on Sprung
Quebec reaps majority of benefits from Labrador
Copyright bill passed
Children in isolated regions suffering
Still no deal on Hibernia
ATV, skateboard accidents increase
Hydro, aluminum plant top development talks
Peckford takes credit for improved jobless rates
3.75 [cents] hike for milk justified
Highway projects for 20 districts, 18 held by Tories
Federal involvement needed to solve hydro dilemma says Gery Ottenheimer
Right to Life Association presents anti-abortion petition to Crosbie
PCs praise themselves for greenhouse project
Terrorist threat looms as summit set to begin
Departing commander feels Goose Bay will get NATO base
Labrador should go it alone
Racist remarks anger Labrador man
Take it or leave it
Making a case for Bell Island [re federal pen]
Nova Scotia Premier denies undermining Marshall inquiry
$165,000 in advertising defended [campaign to promote Roads for Rails deal]
New prison: making a case for Buchans
All the details please [editorial bemoaning secrecy on Roads for Rails]
Observing July 1 [Canada Day vs. Memorial Day]