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Guess the month and year these headlines appeared

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.

Have fun!

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]

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  • Peter
    July 27, 2010 - 14:53

    As an editor (on leave) at The Telegram, reading those headlines makes me feel like a hamster on a wheel. Sigh.