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RIP, Beverly Sills

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by slappy4428, Jun 28, 2007.

  1. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Opera diva Beverly Sills gravely ill

    June 28, 2007

    BY VERENA DOBNIK
    ASSOCIATED PRESS

    Editor's note: An earlier headline gave incorrect information about opera singer Beverly Sills. She is gravely ill.

    NEW YORK — Beverly Sills, the opera diva who won over fans worldwide with her sparkling voice and charming personality and later became a powerhouse in the New York arts world, is gravely ill with cancer, the Associated Press has learned.

    Sills, 78, was chairwoman of the Metropolitan Opera until she resigned two years ago, citing health and family reasons. She remains the Met’s chairwoman emerita.

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    Actually, the incorrect information was "dead"

    http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070628/NEWS08/70628070
     
  2. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

    Re: Despite AP, Sills not dead yet

    Sadly, we could have four within a week's time. (Shooter, Benoit, Claiborne)

    She was diagnosed four weeks ago. Man, if she goes, the Met is going to have a huge hole to fill.
     
  3. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    Re: Despite AP, Sills not dead yet

    She's one of my birthday buddies, along with Miles Davis, Mike Myers, Lauren Hill and Ralph Waldo Emerson. A shame; here's hoping she doesn't suffer.
     
  4. linotype

    linotype Well-Known Member

    Re: Despite AP, Sills not dead yet

    Actually, I think the mistake lies with the Freep. I just checked the wire here at our shop and all of the AP versions say she is gravely ill.
     
  5. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    Re: Despite AP, Sills not dead yet

    Embarrassing.
     
  6. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Re: Despite AP, Sills not dead yet

    Did AP send out a bulletin kill? What did the original AP headline say?

    Having been involved in a few bulletin kills (fortunately none in which I was the individual at fault), I can tell you it's probably the thing most feared by AP reporters. It's gut wrenching and has a way of slowing down a career.
     
  7. chazp

    chazp Active Member

    Re: Despite AP, Sills not dead yet

    It's a good thing the AP caught it. Imagine someone at her bedside reading the paper to her about her death!
     
  8. Re: Despite AP, Sills not dead yet

    Never heard of her.

    But thank goodness she's not dead.
     
  9. linotype

    linotype Well-Known Member

    Re: Despite AP, Sills not dead yet

    No bulletin kill on our wire here. The headline include "AP Newsbreak: Opera diva Beverly Sills gravely ill". Starting to think the Freep didn't like the idea of trumpeting an AP Newsbreak and wrote its own headline, with grave results.
     
  10. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Re: Despite AP, Sills not dead yet

    BUT I'M NOT DEAD YET!

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    Headline writing is a grave, er ... undertaking.
     
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  11. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    Re: Despite AP and or the Freep, Sills not dead yet

    I see they just moved Mitch Albom's column from Sills' funeral.
     
  12. JBHawkEye

    JBHawkEye Active Member

    Re: Despite AP and or the Freep, Sills not dead yet

    Were Mateen Cleaves and Morris Peterson there as pallbearers?
     
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