TITLE

Tabloid truth

PUB. DATE
December 1991
SOURCE
U.S. News & World Report;12/16/91, Vol. 111 Issue 25, p39
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Details the libel suit filed against the `Sun,' a Florida-based tabloid, by 96-year-old Nellie Mitchell of Mountain Home, Ala. The newspaper printed the headline: `World's Oldest Newspaper Carrier, 101, Quits Because She's Pregnant!' The court case last week; Mitchell was awarded $1.5 million in damages.
ACCESSION #
9112162174

 

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