5.11 Writing Leads 3

Faculty Plane Crash:

  1. Who? Associate professor of rural sociology John Dumont and associate professor of English George Johnson.
  2. What? Aboard TWA jet that crashed
  3. When? Thursday night
  4. Where? Kennedy International Airport
  5. Why? returning from separate conference
  6. How? On takeoff

Lead: Two professors who were returning from separate conferences were aboard the same TWA jet that crashed during takeoff Thursday night at Kennedy International Airport.

The crash killed five passengers out of the 45 passengers aboard and two individuals from Backwater escaped injury.

Meeman Speaks:

  1. Who? Noted author Norman Meeman
  2. What? Spoke
  3. When? At 4:30 p.m. Sunday
  4. Where? Room 111 of the William Oxley Thomson Memorial Library
  5. Why? Winner of the Pulitzer Prize
  6. How? his book, My Life as Far as It Goes

Lead: The noted author Norman Meeman who spoke at 4:30 p.m. Sunday in room 111 of the William Oxley Thomson Memorial Library is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize because of his book, My Life as Far as It Goes.

His purpose for speaking was to reach out to 67 students, mostly English students, in order to tell them not to imitate prize-winning authors, but to go out and experience life for themselves.

Professor Wins Award:

  1. Who? Clement Crabtree, a professor of horticulture
  2. What? Annual George Washington Honor Medal winner
  3. When? Last week
  4. Where? Ceremony in Pennsylvania
  5. Why? Cited for his essay called “Plan for Peace”
  6. How? He urged distribution of free packets of red, white and blue flower seeds in foreign nations.

Lead: Clement Crabtree, one of the 32 winners of the annual George Washington Honor Medal last week in Pennsylvania, in his essay “Plan for Peace” urged distribution of free packets of red, white and blue flower seeds in foreign nations.

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