The Star Tribune had an interesting story today about the theft of flowers from cemeteries; often, it seems, the family of one deceased rips off the flowers to put them on the grave of another deceased. Sweet.
But what caught my attention was the caption that the Star Tribune wrote for the front-page photo:
Stolen flowers is one problem at cemeteries. Another is excessive clutter. On Wednesday, manager Dan Kantar of Mound Cemetery in Brooklyn Center made the rounds, picking up leftover garbage.
Let’s take a closer look at that garbage …
The U.S. flag code might disagree with the caption writer, not to mention the method of disposal. The flag is never considered garbage.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories but reflections , observations, and debate.