Saturday, February 21, 2009

Benton Courier Makes Jay Leno’s "Headlines"

It is good see my hometown newspaper get some much-deserved national attention. Monday night, my very own paper The Benton Courier made The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in his segment called "Headlines." If you haven’t seen television in the last couple decades, "Headlines" is where Jay Leno will take funny newspaper story from around the country and make jokes about them. In the headline pictured above and linked here, the Courier gives the following description of a local bank robbery: “The suspect is described as a white male in his 20s, 5 foot 8 inches tall, weighing 160 pounds with light-colored hair, no facial hair and a full set of teeth, Benton police said.” He won’t get far; he will stand out like a soar thumb around here.

You can watch the video of the whole show here. The Benton headline is about 17 minutes into the show.

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