Way OT: A Pair of Fruits

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Wed Feb 27 17:51:14 UTC 2008

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On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 12:06 AM, Doug Harris <cats22 at frontiernet.net>

> I just happened to notice, on a story from Washington
> in today's NY Times ("Bush Cool to States' Call for
> Public Works Projects," on the lede US page) that that
> newspaper has another fruity reporter in the capital.
> The first, R.W. Apple, is, alas, no longer with us.
> Robert Pear may have been there (in DC, and at the
> Times) for a goodly while, but I just noticed the
> biologic similarity in the names. What are the odds
> of two similarly-based reporters being named after
> (or the same as), say, vegetables?
> dh

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