Her Name Was Maria

September 26, 2007 at 2:14pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

Her name was Maria Rosario Moreno.

Notice anything wrong with the Journal Star’s website today?

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Try the news page. Nothing? How ‘bout the local news page. Still nothing? Look waaaaay down at the bottom, under “More Local Headlines”. See it?

Ex-boyfriend held in woman’s killing

That’s right: school boundaries, the Huskers’ woes, “The Office” parties, and gourmet salt all get front-and-center attention at JournalStar.com. Meanwhile, Maria Rosario Moreno was murdered, and the Journal Star buried her deep on the local news page.

At least in the print edition the murder made the front page. Still, Maria’s name doesn’t come until the seventh paragraph.

At least LJS readers know about designer salt.

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Fletch September 26, 2007 at 2:34pm

What an embarrassment. I think one of the most compelling reads in the paper this morning is from School Board member Prettyman shreding the facts of the editorial the LJS offered in regards to the closing of Dawes. I’m no huge fan of the School Board, but he is right on with his criticism.

details September 26, 2007 at 3:10pm

Perhaps it’s because this happened yesterday morning and it was on their website alot yesterday.

Mr. T September 26, 2007 at 3:21pm

Its so odd how the Lincoln Turco Star prioritizes some crime stories and buries the others. Really strange.

Mr. Wilson September 26, 2007 at 3:23pm

Was it? That’s a good and reasonable explanation, except I checked ljs.com a couple times yesterday and didn’t see it. Then again, Firefox crashed about 600 times yesterday, so maybe FF was doing some sort of weird caching thing.

I prefer your explanation. Regardless, I still think a murder is more important than salt.

Fletch September 26, 2007 at 3:27pm

I love the phrase “Lincoln Turco Star” Mr. T. Great stuff!

Dave K September 26, 2007 at 3:49pm

I’m a regular visitor of the LJS website, and I did NOT miss the story yesterday.  I can’t recall precisely where I found it, but I certainly didn’t have to dig to find it.  It was at some point on the front page in the main news section.  News stories seems to have a regular flow in and out of the main areas of the website, but you’re right in saying that a homicide deserves to stay on the main page for a little more than a day.

But as sure as the sun will rise in the East tomorrow morning, Cindy Lange-Kubick’s sentimental piece on the person who was murdered (and probably even the murderer) will be on the front page for several days.

Mr. Wilson September 26, 2007 at 4:01pm

OK then, I’ll blame Firefox. There was probably a component of user error, too, but I prefer to blame the software.

Mr. T September 26, 2007 at 4:17pm

Fletch - Just a name that came to mind due to the paper’s seeming obsession with Turco for a while there. I realize that some attention to Turco is deserved giving his behavior, but I just found it a little striking how anything Turco related was splashed on the front page to such a prominent degree. I guess Turco and Melissa Midwest are the OJ and Britney of Lincoln.

foxspit September 26, 2007 at 4:27pm

On the Local News page it lists the murder story at the top of the list of the day’s most read stories. Shouldn’t that automatically qualify it for inclusion on the paper’s home page?

I agree, it’s big news today even though it was on the Web site yesterday.

swoof September 26, 2007 at 6:04pm

All those salts sound like “brand” names for illegal drugs.

beerorkid September 26, 2007 at 8:33pm

since they pretty much have the guy it kind of makes sense.  I am sure this will be making headlines for weeks though.

beerorkid September 27, 2007 at 2:04pm

well today it is hidden purdy good as well.

He is still being held

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