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Monday, April 29, 2013

Everyone’s Hero

Back in 1980 I remeber the Philadelphia Phillies winning thier first and to this day only world Series. When they did that Tug Mc Graw was on the mound for the finial pitch. As a result he wrote a cute whimsicle kids book named Lumpy about a ball’s adventure in the major leagues. This movie took me back to my childhood. This movie was about a talikng ball and a talking bat as well. Yankee Irving is a ten year old child who’s father is the grounds keeper at Yankee Stadium. When the father shows him Babe Ruth’s bat he is instanouslty impressed. The bat is stolen by a rival player on the Chicago Cubs. The pichers name is Lefty he is a no named pitcher who just happens to be pitching in the world series. The Cubs owner convices him to steal Babe’s bat and therefore jinx him in to losing the World Series. Yankee Irving is the only witness to this theft and therefore must take it upon himself to get the bat back His father’s Job is one the line. I was always taught to cheer for the underdog. Since the Cubs havn’t won a world series since 1908 and the Yankess have one 28 world Series in Major League base ball history then who is the underdog here? The Protagonists are clearly the Yankees and Babe Ruth (Some pepole consider him the greatest player ever) so why and I cheering for them instead of the Cubbies. Oh Well I guess it’s only a movie (A kid’s movie at that). I therefore must cheer for the dynesty. There are a lot of memorable and reconizable voices in this fun kids flick. Whoopi Goildberg, William H Macy and Rob Reiner to name just a few. Christopher Reeve directed this gem and must of done so from his wheel chair. Heart strings are tugged at for that fact. Reeve trully was a real Superman. KIds will enjoy this movie more than adults. It is after all aimed at them. Adults may find it sentimental. for the above stated reasons. Åll will find it entertaining though. It’s simply not something to write home about or even to add to your video collection. Overall it’s A cute flick and since cute stars with C that’s just what I’ll give it a C. Grade C+

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A note from an editor!

Hi Matthew,

Thank you for the time and effort you put into this piece, especially on a Saturday morning. I can tell you definitely took good notes of everything that was going on during the event!

We still have some work to do before this piece is ready to print. Your piece has a lot of information, but it doesn’t sound like a news article. What was the point of his speech/presentation? Why was he addressing this audience? What is Vanguard? What does the company do – who does it serve? You spend a lot of time narrating (for example, how he was injured), but did not report on the purpose of the event. You can maybe mention his appearance/joking about it in a sentence or two, but do not take several paragraphs to do so. Also, I like how you mentioned where the name “Vanguard” comes from.

There are a lot of spelling errors in this piece – make sure you proof read each sentence carefully.

I know I am getting back to you a little later I hoped, and I’m sorry about that! But if you have time tonight, please go through my suggestions and try to rework your piece. You can send me what you have tonight/tomorrow morning. Please bring a copy of it to the meeting tomorrow and we will discuss it further from there.

Once again, thanks for your hard work and promptness! Remember this is a learning process, and we are all part of the Waltonian team!

Talk to you soon!

Ten Most pathetic movie stars that still have careers.

(In A - B -C Order)

1. Hayden Christensen

2. Tom Crusie

3. Kevin Costner

4. Keeanu Reeves

5. Denise Richards

6. Adam Sandler

7. Arnold Schwarzenegger

8. William Shatner

9. Sylvester Stalloan

10. John Claude Van dahm