Sunday's paper will carry the story....
"Captain reassigned after call to help chief study"
Well ok it's not really breaking news that the CMPD has reassigned Mike Campagna from director of the department's training division to the Watch Commander's Office.
But the Charlotte Observer is pretty understaffed these days and even though Cedar Posts reported this move nearly two weeks ago it takes a while for the daily fish wrapper to "follow up and confirm" news before going to print.
Cedar Posts on the other hand reports this sort of news as it happens, or at least when we get around to it which seems to be a whole lot faster than the Observer.
I just hope they fix the typos before the presses run tonight.
Years ago I did a very short stint with John Kilgo and Stan Kaplan over at the Weekly Newspaper. This was long before the fire and when John Kilgo was the John Wayne of the newspaper business around Charlotte.
Undated photo of John Kilgo right and Jay Thomas
The Weekly Newspaper was the only place I ever got to shout "STOP THE PRESSES"!
Of course it wasn't for a big story, or breaking news even, nah... they had the color wrong on a full page AD I'd sold to a very good client and friend.
I didn't know my PMS Colors from my butt, and this was so far back in the day that the paste up and type setting work was done manually. You filled out an order proofed a black and white AD, wrote down the correct pms color and prayed the press crew got it right.
I happened to be in the office when the presses started to run. The ad was on the back page, and I could see the pink last page of the paper as it looped around in a blur of OHMYGOD as I realized it was my AD which was susposed to red. Pink would have been fine for Easter but this AD was for a 4th of July sale at a car dealer.
John once told me I had an abrasive personalty during a staff meeting, he meant it as criticism, but I took it as a compliment. I've never liked hubris people, and John Kilgo had a pretty big head back then, but I stuck it out at the Weekly Newspaper because I had a thing for his daughter Robin. Neither the job or the "thing" with his daughter lasted through the second summer.
John Kilgo and the Weekly Newspaper have bounced around for years, each never finding perfection. Stan Kaplan passed away in 2001, no doubt with a cigar in one hand and a rocks glass in the other, Stan's wife Sis filled for chapter 7 bankruptcy in 2005 and the paste up and type setters are all unemployed now as well.
And I wonder how much longer the Observer presses will roll down on Tryon Street.
The Richmond Times - Dispatch picks up the Captain C story with some interesting reader comments. NC Policeman Reassigned