COMM 313: Editorial Processes
Final exercise: Edit the story below based on material discussed in class.
Curlers gather for big match
An important sports match will be held this Saturday at the East Frigid Falls, Minnesota, arena. The ice rink will be singing with stones, as competitors of the northern Minn. curling championship bonspiel in East Frigid Falls gather to compete for cash prizes. Competition will begin in the evening of Saturday at 7:00 PM, at the city arena facility, located near the intersection of State St. and 13th Avenue, East Frigid Falls, Minn.
Falls Curling Club President, Sly D. Ahnslipp, said his team hopes to add another win to they're nearly perfect record. "We hope to come out of this match as principal curling team of the region--well be the team too beat on a national scale." Ahnslipp says his team can do so well because their used to walking on ice, between twenty team members a half dozen are mailmen. Parties that make a living negotiating winter sidewalks are qualified experts at sports played on ice, Ahnslipp stated.
The host team expects a total of 250 curlers to participate in the tournament Saturday in East Frigid Falls, but team members are worried that unseasonably warm whether will effect the ice. Its a bee in the bonnet for Irving Nern, this years strongest sweeper. He has lived in northern Minnesota for a total of 9 years, five of them as a near professional curler. He moved to the area after making an investigation of best sites too improve his skill. Asked if he believed warm temperatures will affect the tournament, he said, "I believe the unseasonably warm weather will force costly changes to our plans, but the bonspiel will go on!"
A keen curler since he was seven, this tournament will impact Nern's planned Olympic bid. "I'm counting on my teammates," he says. "Their skill on the rink will determine whose broom makes it to the championships. I like to compete. If we're behind, I just get tougher. I don't take things laying down."
The Minneapolis news media is keeping a close watch on this event. It's predicted that if the host club should win, it's top curlers will become serious contenders for international competition. The Winning Club also recieves a sum of $5,000.00 in cash toward future travel. "I believe in the principal that curlers should be able to participate regardless of they're financial status," said Ahnslip. At the present time, there are six students on the 20-member team who barely have the money to pay rink fees. What Nern says about this difficulty is that scholarships should be offered on a regional level to promising curlers. He thinks alot of curlers would agree and he's aiming to use his growing fame to make the sport more financially remunerative for its participants. "We need to make this sport pay off," he added. "The way to do that is to get more national media exposure." He added that it's a no-brainer that the curler who's brush moves with the greatest skill at this event will likely become a household name among curling clubs. "I hope that name will be mine!"
The general public is welcome watch the important bonspiel. There are tickets still available to the general public for $10 dollars upon request from Ticketmaster or at the clubhouse, 3515 15th Street S.