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Debunking health claims


March 15, 2023

Newspapers used to be printed with hot type, lead that was melted down and used in molds to make the lines of stories. Fitting stories into pages was tricky. Often you’d end up with a small space at the bottom of the page that needed to be filled. That’s when you pulled out the “filler,” a short story or a fun fact. The shorter ones might be a famous quote. At one time, the Alva Review-Courier featured such quotes provided as the Daily Curmudgeon, collected by former Alva resident Dan Baxter.

Nowadays with cool type methods, type set on computers, it is much easier. There are ways t...

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