Big Type - a collection of headlines by Amy French

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Big Type - a collection of headlines by Amy French

  1. 1. Welcome toBIG TYPEA slideshow of headlines by Amy French
  2. 2. I believea good headline can ...Make content memorable much like a slogan or catchphrase
  3. 3. • BUSINESS COLUMNIST DOUG SMITH: A major office- Bank of America Stadium. The Panthers jumped come to the game for the team’s performance. retail development is in the works in Union County to an early 14-0 lead, but the Cowboys reeled off The loss puts the Panthers’ record at 4-4. along U.S. 74. 35 unanswered points, aided by a series of Caro- Woman charged with stalking Delhomme.| 8C FULL GAME COVERAGE IN SPORTS. Online Extras Go deep with the Panthers. Multimedia, blogs and more at WWW.CHARLOTTE.COM/SPORTS IN YOUR WEEK, 6D JOHNSON ENER GY- DR I NK E XPLOSI O N GOA L CO MI N G TO N IG H T Cut time in the kitchen 10 IN SPORTS essential CLOSES IN tools 26 pts. from Chase lead Target market: Arts campaignMONDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2006Looking Ahead + www.charlotte.com Nightmare on Mint Street C D E F • Parties | Price varies by county|50¢ Decision 2006 Generation to test limits o Stimulation in final Charlotte giftsTODAY TUES. WED. THURS. FRI.Sunny,pleasant39/71 Mostly sunny 41/72 Partly cloudy 43/72 Scattered Partly showers cloudy 49/66 42/62 push for votes Complete WCNC Forecast, 12B Tomorrow OBSERVER FILE PHOTO ––––––– All GOP hoping for a large aboard for Halloween How Many Days ‘til Winter? turnout, Dems claim momentum as campaigns By Carla K. Johnson ––––––– head into last few days Associated Press • TRICK OR TREAT FORECAST: Perfect conditions predicted in the Charlotte area – clear skies and warm weather in early evening. Forecasters say Crews get ready for snow ––––––– By Tom Raum Associated Press WASHINGTON — Republicans on More than 500 new energy Backers say donors must give mo than ever for culture plan to work it’ll be about 70 degrees at 5 p.m., dropping to the Sunday said a major voter turnout low or middle 60s by 7 p.m. effort would help them stay in drinks launched worldwide this Get ready for the sight of snowplows – but it’s power after the Nov. 7 elections, • NEED AN EASY LAST-MINUTE COSTUME? See the while Democrats claimed momen- year, and coffee fans are prob- Your Week section, 1D tum as they seek to tap into voter ––––––– • NEED SOME LAST-MINUTE HALLOWEEN TRIVIA, like unhappiness over Iraq. Both sides agreed that the war in only a drill. Charlotte’s transportation depart- which costumes are hottest this year? Get all the ably too old to understand why. Iraq was a leading, if not the central, facts in the Local & State section, 1B issue in the contests to decide con- • CARVED AND DISPLAYED: See the world’s largest trol of the House and Senate. “This election is becoming more Energy drinks aren’t merely By Steven Brown pumpkin, 14A and more a referendum on George ment will practice for snow removal today. Bush, his failed policies both over- seas and at home with a rubberNation & World stamp Congress,” said Sen. Charles Schumer of New York, head of the popular with young people. sbrown@charlotteobserver.com With no measurable snowfall the last two years• NIGERIAN AIRLINE CRASH KILLS CLOSE TO 100 PEOPLE, Senate Democratic campaign com- They spawn urban legends. Charlotte arts backers will launch the mincluding the man regarded as the spiritual leader of mittee.Nigeria’s Muslims. | 2A His Republican counterpart, Sen. Elizabeth Dole of North Carolina,• A MISSING U.S. SOLDIER was secretly married to an said Iraq and the broader fightIraqi and was visiting her at the time of his abduc-tion, relatives of the woman said Sunday. | 4A in Charlotte, maybe we’re due? against terrorism were important is- sues, but “President Bush’s name is not on the ballot.” Democrats, she They get reviewed by bloggers. ambitious fund drive for culture in city hist Vying for the dollars of teens tonight. said, were trying “to make it a na- tional referendum.” Schumer and Dole were amongCharlotte & the Region with promises of weight loss, in- The campaign will seek to raise at least politicians and party leaders spar-• NEW OFFICE will help children facing deportation DAVID T. FOSTER III – dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com ring on the Sunday talk shows just nine days before the elections. Carolina crumbles inhearings.| 1B Democrats need a gain of 15 seats• CRIME REPORT SAYS Charlotte among the 10 mostdangerous big cities in the country.| 1B to win control of the 435-member SEE ELECTION|4A creased endurance and legal million to help operate a spate of new uptoBusiness| 8A Coming Tuesday| Health & Family Sunday night spotlight MORE POLITICS| 1B, 3B Sunday early-voting turnout, forum attracts candidates, and more. highs, the new products join top- museums and other cultural facilities now• BANNED IN NEW YORK? KFC’s food is a big topic to- sellers Red Bull, Monster and der construction on Tryon Street. Events put spotlight onday as that city solicits opinion on banning food with Rockstar to make up a $3.4 bil- The Arts & Science Council, which is spetrans fat in restaurants. The chicken chain says it Jake Delhomme grimaces after a missed pass lina mistakes. Coach John Fox, early this morn-plans an announcement affecting its restaurants. in Sunday night’s 35-14 loss to the Cowboys at ing, apologized to all the fans who had paid to Bank of America Stadium. The Panthers jumped come to the game for the team’s performance. lion-a-year industry that grew by heading the drive, will announce an exact g• BUSINESS COLUMNIST DOUG SMITH: A major office-retail development is in the works in Union County to an early 14-0 lead, but the Cowboys reeled off The loss puts the Panthers’ record at 4-4. teen-dating violencealong U.S. 74. 35 unanswered points, aided by a series of Caro- Woman charged with stalking Delhomme.| 8C FULL GAME COVERAGE IN SPORTS. CHUCK KENNEDY – McCLATCHY/TRIBUNE PHOTO Sen. Elizabeth Dole, R-N.C., 80 percent last year. tonight during a free arts showcase at the B Online Extras Go deep with the Panthers. Multimedia, blogs and more at WWW.CHARLOTTE.COM/SPORTS leads the GOP’s Senate campaign. Thirty-one percent of U.S. menthal Performing Arts Center. The targe Dole not on Two events in Charlotte will illuminate prob- E N E R GY - D R I N K E X P LO S I O N G OA L C O M I N G TO N I G H T teenagers say they drink energy sure to be more than double what the city’s c Arts campaign ballot, but Target market: drinks, according to Simmons tural community has ever raised in one effor Generation to test limits of violence. lems related to teen-dating in hot seat ––––––– Research. That represents For the drive to succeed, longtime arts s OBSERVER FILE PHOTO Stimulation Charlotte gifts She’s in line Senate races or blame, in for credit, 7.6 million teens, a jump of al- porter Mark Bernstein said last week, “the p How Many Days ‘til Winter? ––––––– ––––––– most 3 million in three years. ple who are able to give” will have to be m By Carla K. Johnson Associated Press Crews get ready for snow Backers say donors must give more Business.......................8Ato work Horoscope....................5D More than 500 new energy Sen. Elizabeth Dole isn’t up for drinks launched worldwide this than ever for culture plan re-election until 2008, but she’s out Nutritionists warn that the generous than they have ever been. Get ready for the sight of snowplows – but it’s year, and coffee fans are prob- front in the battle to keep Republi- only a drill. Charlotte’s transportation depart- ably too old to understand why. ––––––– cans in power in the Senate, a role ment will practice for snow removal today. Classified.......................1F Living Here....................1D Energy drinks aren’t merely By Steven Brown that could define her political fu- drinks, laden with caffeine and The ASC has a head start. Early pledges popular with young people. sbrown@charlotteobserver.com ture. With no measurable snowfall the last two years They spawn urban legends. Charlotte arts backers will launch the most Dole, who chairs the Senate Re- in Charlotte, maybe we’re due? Comics.........................4D Movies..........................3D They get reviewed by bloggers. Vying for the dollars of teens ambitious fund drive for culture in city history tonight. publicans’ 2006 campaign, will get sugar, can hook kids on an un- clude $15 million each from Bank of Amer INSIDE YOUR with promises of weight loss, in- The campaign will seek to raise at least $80 WASHINGTON some of the credit Editorial.......................12A Obituaries.....................4B creased endurance and legal million to help operate a spate of new uptown if the GOP remains Coming Tuesday| Health & Family highs, the new products join top- museums and other cultural facilities now un- in power in the Events put spotlight on sellers Red Bull, Monster and Rockstar to make up a $3.4 bil- der construction on Tryon Street. The Arts & Science Council, which is spear- Senate. And she’ll get part of the healthy jolt-and-crash cycle. Red Bull, best-selling and Wachovia. Duke Energy has pledged $5 m teen-dating violence lion-a-year industry that grew by TV.................................3D heading the drive, will announce an exact goal blame if the Dem- The caffeine comes from mul- lion. The three companies’ chief executives w Tim Funk energy drink on the 80 percent last year. tonight during a free arts showcase at the Blu- ocrats win the six Thirty-one percent of U.S. menthal Performing Arts Center. The target is additional seats Two events in Charlotte will illuminate prob- teenagers say they drink energy sure to be more than double what the city’s cul- they need to get control. She’s al- Delivery drinks, according to Simmons tural community has ever raised in one effort. ready been criticized for not raising tiple ingredients, making it hard market, sells 2.5 co-chair the drive, which will run through Ju lems related to teen-dating violence. Research. That represents For the drive to succeed, longtime arts sup- more money or recruiting better 7.6 million teens, a jump of al- porter Mark Bernstein said last week, “the peo- candidates in states such as Florida. most 3 million in three years. ple who are able to give” will have to be more The Salisbury Republican hasn’t Assistance ..800-532-5350 to tell how much drinks contain. 2009 – the time the new buildings are scheduBusiness.......................8A Horoscope....................5DClassified.......................1F Living Here....................1DComics.........................4D Movies..........................3DEditorial.......................12A Obituaries.....................4B Nutritionists warn that the drinks, laden with caffeine and sugar, can hook kids on an un- generous than they have ever been. The ASC has a head start. Early pledges in- clude $15 million each from Bank of America been campaigning for House candi- dates in North Carolina. Instead, she has campaigned for GOP Sen- billion cans a year. healthy jolt-and-crash cycle. Red Bull, best-selling and Wachovia. Duke Energy has pledged $5 mil- ate candidates in places such as TV.................................3D Delivery The caffeine comes from mul- tiple ingredients, making it hard energy drink on the market, sells 2.5 lion. The three companies’ chief executives will co-chair the drive, which will run through June Montana, New Jersey and Michi- gan. On Sunday she went toe-to-toe SEE ENERGY|10A SEE PROJECT| Assistance ..800-532-5350 © 2006 The Charlotte Observer Vol. 137, No. 303 to tell how much drinks contain. SEE ENERGY|10A © 2006 The Charlotte Observer Vol. 137, No. 303 billion cans a year. 2009 – the time the new buildings are scheduled SEE PROJECT|11A on the TV talk shows with Sen. SEE FUNK|5A

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