Reporter's Notebook: Soccer camp royalty

SANDUSKY REGISTER For a story on a summer soccer camp in Oak Harbor, two coaches from England and Sc
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010



For a story on a summer soccer camp in Oak Harbor, two coaches from England and Scotland were holding an awards ceremony for their players.

At the beginning of the event, the Scottish soccer coach placed circular cones on both of his ears and said, "I'm Prince Charles."

Not to be outdone, the English soccer coach put a cone on his head and started waving to the kids and said, "I'm the Queen of England."

-- Jacob Lammers

A $100 story

On scene at the Corso's fire early Thursday morning, one firefighter jokingly offered to take me into the fire for a small fee. He said he'd put me on his back and carry me in for $100.

After scurrying around the scene for an hour in high heels, I would have gladly paid $100 for someone to carry me back to my car.

-- Jennifer Grathwol

Wait, it's not Sunday

For an article about church offerings, I interviewed Deacon Jeff Claar from St. Mary's in Sandusky, who proved to be the most helpful interview for the article, even more so than the national spokesperson.

Claar wasted no time in giving me a lesson in tithing and donating to the church and walked me through every aspect of the concept, including the differences between tithing in the Old Testament and tithing in the New Testament.

Thirty minutes later "mass" let out and I got started on the article.

-- Laura Collins

Patti LaBelle too racy

In a recent article about French class at Sandusky High School, a French song lyric from Patti LaBelle's "Lady Marmalade," was referenced.

The lyric, "Voulez vous coucher avec moi," is a line in the refrain. Many people sing it without knowing its true meaning, which is "will you sleep with me" in English.

The article said students at Sandusky will now know it's not an appropriate phrase since they'll still have the option to take French class.

Unfortunately, the point was lost on many.

The sheer mention of the French lyric has riled a lot of people up. Superintendent Bill Pahl said he has gotten complaints about the reference, some as far away as Savannah, Ga.

-- Laura Collins