final hum176 - Part One First of all, the world loves to be...

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Part One First of all, the world loves to be entertained. Humans love to laugh, get frightened, get swept off their feet, and it might sound strange, but they love to cry. But, because of the community and the small town in which our citizens reside, local news stories are of great importance. It maybe of even greater importance than the death of a major celebrity. The choice to headline the city council’s decision to close the city’s parks for three days a week to save money rather than headline the death of a major celebrity is because the park story will have a greater impact on the local economy and recreational interests of the local citizens. The people in this city depend on local parks for hundreds of different functions every year, including fundraisers, weddings, family reunions, parties, car shows, and other large get-togethers, not to mention common everyday recreational uses, such as jogging, nature hikes, sight-seeing, children playing on the playground, and various sports. The story about the death of a major celebrity is great entertainment and the public does want to know. However, it is just that, entertainment. It does make a good profitable story and, therefore would do just fine as a supporting story. The story of the city parks issue would have a much greater impact on the locals. Besides, with all the mass media choices that our viewers have to choose from, the celebrity death story can be accessed through one of them. We can even write the celebrity death story in greater detail on our news website where it can be accessed by our readers who find entertainment stories enjoyable. Whether they search
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final hum176 - Part One First of all, the world loves to be...

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