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Post by Wizard of Oz » Tue Dec 11, 2007 4:15 pm

.. I grew up with the Newcastle Morning Herald & Miners Advocate which then became the Newcastle Herald and now The Herald with each name change only heralding a merger/takeover and greater centralisation of news to become Sydneycentric ..

WoZ of Aus 12/12/07
Signature: "The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many different things."

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Post by hsargent » Thu Dec 13, 2007 4:23 am

Daverba ..... What a great list!
Signature: Harry Sargent

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Post by Shelley » Thu Dec 13, 2007 7:58 pm

kagriffy wrote: Here in Springfield, our paper is The State Journal-Register, although it's sometimes referred to as The State Urinal-Register.
The "Arts and Leisure" section of Sunday's New York Times is also know as the "Farts and Seizures" section.

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Post by Phil White » Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:27 am

The Oberbayerisches Volksblatt, which I always call "Der Stürmer".
Signature: Phil White
Non sum felix lepus

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Post by Erik_Kowal » Fri Dec 14, 2007 10:11 am

I love this kind of stuff.

After ploughing through and consolidating information from just a few internet sources, I have generated the following list of idiosyncratic newspaper titles from Australia and the United States. These just scratch the tip of the iceberg, as is apparent from the massive number of titles published in North Carolina alone. Some have ceased publication or have subsequently changed their names. Wherever I could, I have indicated the town/city of origin as well as the state. In some cases I was not sure whether the title is/was prefaced by 'The…'; when in doubt, I left it out. Sources are indicated at the end of this posting.

Newspapers of Australia

Bird o’ Freedom (Sydney, NSW)
Chillagoe and District Advocate (Mareeba, Queensland)
Dead Bird (Sydney, NSW)
Mareeba Herald, Hodgkinson and Chillagoe Observer (Mareeba, Queensland)
Mount Garnet and Chillagoe Miner (Mt Garnet, Queensland)
Sunday Territorian (Northern Territory)
Sunraysia Daily (Mildura, Victoria)
Sydney City Hub (Sydney, NSW)
Tablelands Advertiser (Mareeba, Queensland)
The Age & The Sunday Age (Melbourne, Victoria)
The Australian Chinese Age (Abbotsford, Victoria)
The Epoch Times (Sydney, NSW)
The Walsh and Tinaroo Miner (Herberton, Queensland)
Young Daily Witness & Young Witness (NSW)

Newspapers of the USA

Anti-Masonic Republican (Vermont)
Apex Herald (Apex, North Carolina)
Archdale Trinity News (Archdale, North Carolina)
Avalanche (Glenwood Springs, Colorado)
Avery Journal (Newland, North Carolina)
Belmont Banner (Kings Mountain, North Carolina)
Bennett Banner (Greensboro, North Carolina)
Bertie Ledger-Advance (Windsor, North Carolina)
Bessemer City Record (Kings Mountain, North Carolina)
Biblical Recorder (Raleigh, North Carolina)
Black Ink (Chapel Hill, North Carolina)
Black Mountain News (Black Mountain, North Carolina)
Bladen Journal (Elizabethtown, North Carolina)
Broncos' Voice (Fayetteville, North Carolina)
Brother Jonathan (Vermont)
Bryson City Smokey Mountain Times (Bryson City, North Carolina)
Campus Chronicle (High Point, North Carolina)
Campus Echo (Durham, North Carolina)
Carlisle Mosquito (Carlisle, Massachusetts)
Carolina Flyer (Fayetteville, North Carolina)
Carolina Peacemaker (Greensboro, North Carolina)
Carteret County News-Times (Morehead City, North Carolina)
Caswell Messenger (Yanceyville, North Carolina)
Challenger (Wilmington, North Carolina)
Charlotte Jewish News (Charlotte, North Carolina)
Cherokee Scout (Murphy, North Carolina)
Cherryville Eagle (Kings Mountain, North Carolina)
Clarion (Brevard, North Carolina)
Clay County Progress (Hayesville, North Carolina)
Collegiate (Wilson, North Carolina)
Commonwealth Progress (Enfield, North Carolina)
Compass (Elizabeth City, North Carolina)
Creative Loafing (Charlotte, North Carolina)
Crossroads Chronicle (Cashiers, North Carolina)
Crusader (Belmont, North Carolina)
Daily Dispatch (Henderson, North Carolina)
Daily Herald (Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina)
Daily Tar Heel (Chapel Hill, North Carolina)
Davidsonian (Davidson, North Carolina)
Davie County Enterprise Record (Mocksville, North Carolina)
De Queen Bee (De Queen, Arkansas)
East Carolina Reminder (Washington, North Carolina)
East Carolinian (Greenville, North Carolina)
Falcon's Eye (Misenheimer, North Carolina)
Farmville Enterprise (Farmville, North Carolina)
Fort Bragg Paraglide (Fayetteville, North Carolina)
Four Oaks-Benson News in Review (Benson, North Carolina)
Front Page (Raleigh, North Carolina)
Fuqua Times (Durham, North Carolina)
Fuquay-Varina Independent (Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina)
Gates County Index (Gatesville, North Carolina)
Goldsboro News-Argus (Goldsboro, North Carolina)
Graham Star (Robbinsville, North Carolina)
Griffon (Charlotte, North Carolina)
Guilfordian (Greensboro, North Carolina)
Hereford Brand (Hereford, Texas).
High Point Enterprise (High Point, North Carolina)
Hilltop (Mars Hill, North Carolina)
Independent Tribune (Concord, North Carolina)
Jefferson Post (West Jefferson, North Carolina)
La Noticia (Charlotte, North Carolina)
Lenoir-Rhynean (Hickory, North Carolina)
Manchester Cricket (Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts)
Mere Dictum (Chapel Hill, North Carolina)
Meredith Herald (Raleigh, North Carolina)
Mitchell News-Journal (Spruce Pine, North Carolina)
Morning Star/Sunday Star-News (Wilmington, North Carolina)
Mountain Advisor (Mars Hill, North Carolina)
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, North Carolina)
Murfreesboro Diamond (Murfreesboro, Arkansas)
Newsletter (Durham, North Carolina)
News-Topic (Lenoir, North Carolina)
North Carolina Christian Advocate (Greensboro, North Carolina)
North Carolina St Engineer (Raleigh, North Carolina)
Nubian Message (Raleigh, North Carolina)
Old Gold & Black (Winston-Salem, North Carolina)
Oxford Public Ledger (Oxford, North Carolina)
Peace Times (Raleigh, North Carolina)
Pendulum (Elon College, North Carolina)
Princeton News-Leader (Princeton, North Carolina)
Q Notes (Charlotte, North Carolina)
Register (Greensboro, North Carolina)
Richlands-Beulaville Advertiser News (Richlands, North Carolina)
Rocky Mount Telegram (Rocky Mount, North Carolina)
Salemite (Winston-Salem, North Carolina)
Salisbury Post (Salisbury, North Carolina)
Shelby Shopper & Info (Shelby, North Carolina)
Snow Hill Standard Laconic (Snow Hill, North Carolina)
Spectator (Raleigh, North Carolina)
Spring Hope Enterprise & The Bailey News (Spring Hope, North Carolina)
Star of Zion (Charlotte, North Carolina)
State Port Pilot (Southport, North Carolina)
Statesville Record & Landmark (Statesville, North Carolina)
Surry Scene (Mount Airy, North Carolina)
Tabor-Loris Tribune (Tabor City, North Carolina)
Technician (Raleigh, North Carolina)
The Anniston Star (Anniston, Alabama)
The Appalachian (Boone, North Carolina)
The Arkansas Valley Meloneer (Arkansas)
The Asheville Citizen-Times (Asheville, North Carolina)
The Bazoo (Sedalia, Missouri)
The Birmingham Eccentric (Birmingham, Michigan)
The Blowing Rocket (Blowing Rock, North Carolina)
The Blue Banner (Asheville, North Carolina)
The Bomb (Vermont)
The Brunswick Beacon (Shallotte, North Carolina)
The Carmel Pine Cone (Carmel, California)
The Carolinian (Raleigh, North Carolina)
The Cassopolis Vigilant (Cassopolis, Michigan)
The Chelsea Clinton News & The Westsider (Manhattan, New York)
The Chowan Herald (Edenton, North Carolina)
The Clemmons Courier (Clemmons, North Carolina)
The Clinton Eye (Clinton, Missouri)
The Coastland Times (Manteo, North Carolina)
The Collegian (Greensboro, North Carolina)
The Courier-Times (Roxboro, North Carolina)
The Courier-Tribune (Asheboro, North Carolina)
The Daily Advance (Elizabeth City, North Carolina)
The Daily Boomerang (Laramie, Wyoming)
The Daily Reflector (Greenville, North Carolina)
The Daily Southerner (Tarboro, North Carolina)
The Danbury Reporter (Walnut Cove, North Carolina)
The Denton Orator (Denton, North Carolina)
The Doings (Hinsdale, Illinois)
The Enquirer-Journal (Monroe, North Carolina)
The Enterprise Mountaineer (Canton, North Carolina)
The Exchange (Laurinburg, North Carolina)
The Fairplay Flume (Fairplay, Colorado)
The Fowler Tribune (Fowler, Colorado)
The Franklin Challenger (Franklin, Indiana)
The Franklin Press (Franklin, North Carolina)
The Franklin Times (Louisburg, North Carolina)
The Gaston Gazette (Gastonia, North Carolina)
The Green Mountain Post Boy (Westminster, Vermont)
The Herald-Sun (Durham, North Carolina)
The Hickory Daily Record (Hickory, North Carolina)
The Hickory News (Hickory, North Carolina)
The Highlander (Highlands, North Carolina)
The Home News (Marshville, North Carolina)
The Jefferson Jimplecute (Jefferson, Texas)
The Jones Post (Washington, North Carolina)
The King Times-News (King, North Carolina)
The Leader (Charlotte, North Carolina)
The Mebane Enterprise (Mebane, North Carolina)
The Mid-Week Messenger (Waynesville, North Carolina)
The Mountain Times (Boone, North Carolina)
The Nashville Graphic (Nashville, North Carolina)
The News of Orange County (Hillsborough, North Carolina)
The News-Free Press (Chattanooga, Tennessee)
The News-Journal (Raeford, North Carolina)
The Nome Nugget (Nome, Alaska)
The North Carolina Catholic (Raleigh, North Carolina)
The Norwalk Reflector (Norwalk, Ohio)
The Observer-News-Enterprise (Newton, North Carolina)
The Pantagraph (Bloomington-Normal, Illinois)
The Perfectionist and Theocratic Watchman (Vermont)
The Perquimans Weekly (Hertford, North Carolina)
The Picayune-Item (Picayune, Mississippi)
The Pilot (Pilot Mountain, North Carolina)
The Pine Needle (Pembroke, North Carolina)
The Pioneer (Salisbury, North Carolina)
The Randolph Guide (Asheboro, North Carolina)
The Red Springs Citizen (Red Springs, North Carolina)
The Republican-Rustler (Basin, Wyoming)
The Robesonian (Lumberton, North Carolina)
The San Carolos Apache Moccasin (San Carolos, Arizona)
The Seahawk (Wilmington, North Carolina)
The Semi-Equal Eagle (Vermont).
The Shelby Star (Shelby, North Carolina)
The Solid Muldoon (Ouray, Colorado)
The South Fork Tines (South Fork, Colorado)
The Spinal Column (Waterford, Michigan)
The Spirit of Democracy (Woodsfield, Ohio)
The Spring Place Jimplecute (Spring Place, Georgia)
The St. Pauls Review (Saint Pauls, North Carolina)
The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, North Carolina)
The Star and Hot Blast (Anniston, Alabama
The Sun Journal (New Bern, North Carolina)
The Sylva Herald & Ruralite (Sylva, North Carolina)
The Times-Leader (Grifton, North Carolina)
The Times-Messenger (Fairmont, North Carolina)
The Tombstone Epitaph (Tombstone, Arizona)
The Transylvania Times (Brevard, North Carolina)
The Triangle Tribune (Durham, North Carolina)
The Tryon Daily Bulletin (Tryon, North Carolina)
The Tundra Drums (Bethel, Alaska)
The Unterrified Democrat (Linn, Missouri)
The Wake Weekly (Wake Forest, North Carolina)
The Warren Record (Warrenton, North Carolina)
The Weiser Signal (Weiser, Idaho)
The Westminster Window (Westminster, Colorado)
The Wilkes Journal-Patriot (North Wilkesboro, North Carolina)
The Wolfpacker, (Durham, North Carolina)
The Woodbine Twiner (Woodbine, Iowa)
The Wright Times (Goldsboro, North Carolina)
The Yadkin Ripple (Yadkinville, North Carolina)
Twin Territories (Gore, Oklahoma)
Wallace Enterprise (Wallace, North Carolina)
Watauga Democrat (Boone, North Carolina)
Wayne-Wilson News Leader (Fremont, North Carolina)
Weekly Triangle (Wingate, North Carolina)
Wendell Clarion (Wendell, North Carolina)
West Virginia Hillbilly (Richwood, West Virginia)
Western Carolinian (Cullowhee, North Carolina)
Windsock (Havelock, North Carolina)
Zebulon Record (Zebulon, North Carolina)


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Post by minjeff » Fri Dec 14, 2007 3:12 pm

Well in Cleveland we have The Plain Dealer and Akron has The Beacon Journal. One of Cleveland's smaller paper is the Call & Post.
Signature: Letters go together to make words; words go together to make phrases, and phrases sentences, but only in certain combinations. In others they're just non-sense.

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Post by Phil White » Fri Dec 14, 2007 7:56 pm

Now I know what Erik's been doing instead of doing what he was supposed to be doing.
Signature: Phil White
Non sum felix lepus

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Post by kagriffy » Sat Dec 15, 2007 1:37 pm

One of the Chicago suburbs (I can't remember which one) has a newspaper called the "Beacon-News." One of my former co-workers always called it the "Be-Confused."
K. Allen Griffy
Springfield, Illinois (USA)

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Post by Tony Farg » Wed Dec 19, 2007 3:02 pm

I came across the term "co-worker" yesterday during our pilgrimage to IKEA
...(a dangerous home furnishing and most of everything else store from Sweden with well designed goods at prices such that one would be rude not to buy them, so when you go to get a box of candles you find you are at the checkout with 2 trolleys full of stuff totalling £350)....
and it struck me to ask the till assistant whether she had any views on being referred-to as "the co-worker at the till" rather than "the person at the till".
She said she'd never really thought about it, but I was left with a feeling that it is de-personalising and I would be uncomfortable using the term.
Any views?

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Post by gdwdwrkr » Wed Dec 19, 2007 3:13 pm

She actually may be a worker....not having the time to search for her next victimization.

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Post by Bobinwales » Wed Dec 19, 2007 4:09 pm

I don't like "co-worker" either Tony. I can't see what is wrong with "colleague" or even "work-mate". In the days when south Wales was mining coal, two men who worked underground together were "butties".
Signature: All those years gone to waist!
Bob in Wales

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Post by kagriffy » Wed Dec 19, 2007 9:50 pm

Personally, I prefer the term used by Scott Adams ("Dilbert" creator): cow-orker. It just has a better sound somehow!
K. Allen Griffy
Springfield, Illinois (USA)

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Post by p. g. cox » Wed Dec 19, 2007 11:27 pm

My wife remembers the Liverpool Echo, which I believe, is still in print. As a child she would hear the newpaper vendor, (for those of you old enough to remember when newspapers were sold on the street) who would call out, in typical Liverpudlian, "Exspreck 'n Ecker". He also hawked the Daily Express, also still in print, with its symbol of a chained knight. Lord Beaverbrook's protest to the rise of socialism in post-war Britain. Can anyone tell me if it was unchained during the Thatcher years and have the chains been reinstated?
Signature: Pete.

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Post by p. g. cox » Wed Dec 19, 2007 11:41 pm

Wiz, an interesting name. Fairbanks Alaska has the Daily News-Miner which has a web cam showing the current weather state of affairs in downtown Fairbanks. If you are feeling a need of some cooling thoughts during your antipodean summer, try their web site at: and click on Arctic Cam: it's about -36f there now.
Signature: Pete.

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Post by p. g. cox » Wed Dec 19, 2007 11:46 pm

How about the London News of the World. Also known as the "Screws of the World" from its habit of printing salacious articles.
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