Noted in the Strib:
Jack Blatherwick, the skating guru for generations of hockey players, has been writing columns for the Let’s Play Hockey newspaper for more than a decade.
In the Nov. 10 issue, Blatherwick’s column concerned a renewed interest in smaller, mobile defensemen because of the new NHL rules. Deeper in the publication, Blatherwick had another byline: at the top of a half-page ad decrying the Bush administration’s stand on torture.
“It seems our vice president won’t give up his campaign to allow the CIA to torture prisoners,” read Blatherwick’s opening sentence.
Dave McMahon, the newspaper’s editor, said: “Jack wanted to express this opinion, but he knew it wasn’t something for his hockey column. So he submitted the text as an ad and came in the next day with the check.”
Via a reader.