The Press: Wishing on a Star

The story has a catchy beginning: "Ferocious swarms of man-killing bees are buzzing their way toward North America." The second curt paragraph fairly shouts in terror: "They have already smashed their way through Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina, Bolivia and Peru." Lest the tension become unbearable, a third paragraph offers relief: "But don't panic. It may take ten to 14 years before the bees hit the U.S." This rather anticlimactic tale could well be a metaphor for the paper that carries it in its first issue, appearing on newsstands this week. The tabloid...

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