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Talk:Suspects apprehended after car chase through Denver, US

thru <Denver, Colorado, USsszz...> I ran out of gas during the headline. -Edbrown05 03:18, 30 August 2005 (UTC)

Perhaps just Denver, USĀ ? They can read the article to find out what state Denver is in, LOL. StuRat 03:53, 30 August 2005 (UTC)
! kidding, the headline works, and it is was a lot of readingĀ :) Edbrown05 03:58, 30 August 2005 (UTC)
kinda likin' that format StuRat... skip the state after city n go to country. -Edbrown05 04:03, 30 August 2005 (UTC)

Stolen car that ended up killing a passenger in a 4-Runner.Edit

Were the two suspects who stole the Honda, and then caught, illegal aliens?

Not sure... I'll look into it though. I also should have taken some pictures with my cell phone, I totally spaced that I even had it (I was a bit shaken up when it happend in my rearview mirror). What's the policy with personally taken pictures for news stories? Is there a quality threshold that they have to meet to really be good enough for a story? --Robert Kausch 14:04, 2005 August 30 (UTC)

  • Please publish your original photos on wikinews. Paulrevere2005 14:29, 30 August 2005 (UTC)
  • Personally, I'd rather see a wikinewsie's grainy cell-photos than some reused AP image or whatever. good job on the story! --CGW 15:45, 30 August 2005 (UTC)

NewsEdit

I'd like to understand how this works better. So a story about an ISP who bans 2 customers for "excessive usage of support resouces" or somesuch is not news, even through their practices affect their 100,000 customers directly and provide food for contemplation for all Internet users worldwide. Conversely, two nuts stealing a car who then proceed to have an accident is indisputably of interest to everyone. I'm not disputing that this is news, I want to understand the level of "importance" at which something is considered to be worthy of being posted on wikinews. --Rastilin 10:55, 1 September 2005 (UTC)

Wikinews has relatively few editors and does not have the luxury of covering all of what most people would agree to be the major news stories of the day. It is to a considerable extent at the mercy of the personal interests of the available editors, so that there are not many stories to be posted. Accordingly the level of importance is very uneven. There are no "inside pages" where minor human interest stories can be sequestered away from material of national and international significance. This particular story is of human interest in that a teenage "bystander" was killed, although the headline totally misses the point. Furthermore, the story raises the issue of the extent to which police ought to engage in high-speed chases... does the risk to citizens not outweigh the benefit of rapidly apprehending some perpetrators? A proper news story would consider the implications (give details about the kid who was killed, provide a brief description of the high speed chase controversy and the policies of various police departments, perhaps collect a statement or two from people who know about such things). As for the ISP ban, I thought the story was interesting and worth posting as news. Mpulier 20:38, 2 September 2005 (UTC)
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