Reporting: Scoop at Sea

It all began as sea-breezy fun and a good-natured rivalry between two newspapers in the same city. For weeks the biggest story in the Cleveland Plain Dealer concerned one of its own em ployees. The paper kept its readers posted almost daily on the progress of Copy Editor Robert Manry, 48, who set out last June 1 from Falmouth, Mass., for Falmouth, England, aboard the frail 131-ft. sloop Tinkerbelle. Manry dutifully reported news of his crossing to the Plain Dealer via passing ships; once he sent a bundle of letters to his wife, and the Plain Dealer published those...

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