Friday, September 03, 2004

dubious lede of the day

SEATTLE, Washington (AP) -- A man already serving two life sentences for murder has been charged with committing what prosecutors say is Washington state's oldest unsolved crime, the 1968 fatal stabbing of a pregnant teenager.
The state of Washington had managed to solve every single crime that occured there up until 1968? Gosh, that's a better record than Idaville, the town where Encyclopedia Brown was from.

BTW, why is it spelled lede? I've always wondered this. Except with Google, there's no more reason to ever wonder about any matter of fact: and, so, answer here.

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