The Press: Mr. Fixit

"You tell him, Mr. Fixit. I stutter." This bromide* has been put to good use by the alert Scripps-Howard newspapers. People metaphorically stutter when in trouble or when annoyed. They like to have some handyman appear when the water is shut off, when a neighbor's garbage is dumped in their backyard, when their cat gets the colic, when there is a hole in the road in front of their garage. Five years ago, Editor H. D. Jacobs of the Scripps-Howard Baltimore Post conceived the idea of making one of his reporters a...