Every month, a group of editors, copy editors and former copy editors here at The Eagle votes on the "Headline of the Month." Copy editor Julie Mah, with the help of her boss, copy desk chief Michael Roehrman, puts together the ballot, featuring a dozen or so of the previous month’s best headlines.
We’re voting now on the best headlines from September. And this month, I’m hoping all you blog readers will help me choose. I’ve narrowed the selection down to my favorite few:
Hungry fair visitors
stick with impaled food
(on a story about the proliferation of "on-a-stick" foods at the Kansas State Fair)
City sprawl creeps over K-96
(subhead) – A filing to rezone 55 acres beyond K-96 off Ridge Road leaves the area’s rural residents with mixed feelings.
benefits of being
old and crabby
(on a news service story about a study that found that disagreeable senior citizens are smarter than average)
Man who insists on bear hugs
should be exposed as a wolf
(on a "Dear Abby" column about an over-amorous uncle)
(on a story about the growing local problem of distracted drivers)
(That last headline, by the way, was controversial in the newsroom. Some of us thought it was clever and inviting. Others thought it was too clever and, as a result, unhelpful to the reader. I offer that as background for your decision making.)
So, let me know which headline should win. Post your choice below. Tell me why you liked it, too. You can also send me an e-mail.