In Microsoft Word, we have computer commands that quickly format the various information boxes for The Eagle. Two of the more common ones we use are News2use boxes that say If you go or Now you know at the top.
Sunday night the wrong one was chosen for a list of Kansas motorcycle fatalities on Page 8A.
A copy editor noticed the mistake while performing a check of the first papers off the press and sent instructions through the pipeline that we needed to remove If you go from the box.
On a color page, there are four plates from which The Eagle is printed: cyan (blue), magenta (red), yellow and black. Each plate only grabs ink of that color; when mixed, you have full color.
If you go, which was red type, was removed from the magenta plate. Unfortunately, the shade of red we use is a mix of magenta and cyan, so pale blue words stayed on the page.
So even though we caught the mistake and tried to fix it, we were only half successful. Weâ€™ll do better next time.