Sunday, January 04, 2009

Corrections: Paging Dr. Escher

And how were the New Year's Eve festivities in Columbus? Let's ask the Dispatch:

Last night's First Night also boasted a new midnight location at Broad and High streets for its countdown and fireworks display. But the night belonged to the children who would likely be nodding off long before the new year arrived.*

The follow-up from Jan. 2:

CORRECTION
There were no fireworks Downtown on New Year's Eve for First Night Columbus. (For an explanation about why, see Page B2 in today's paper.) Because of incorrect information provided by the organization and an early press deadline, a story that ran on Page A1 yesterday was incorrect.

That pesky incorrect information! Anyway, here's the explanation:
People expecting fireworks at First Night Columbus' countdown to midnight on New Year's Eve had to be satisfied with confetti cannons instead.

Organizers originally had intended to shoot off stadium fireworks near the Downtown celebration's new midnight location at Broad and High streets, but then found out that they needed a permit, First Night spokeswoman Lindsey Weiker said.

Unable to get a permit at the last minute, the group changed its schedule lineup, but it had trouble spreading the word. "It was just a lot of miscommunication," Weiker said.

Sure was! Nor was it over:

CLARIFICATION
The need for a permit was not a factor in the decision to use confetti cannons instead of stadium fireworks at First Night Columbus' countdown to midnight. A story on Page B2 of yesterday's Metro & State section was not clear in explaining that organizers knew they didn't have a place to set off fireworks once the Town Street bridge was closed.

Thanks to the Central Ohio Bureau for keeping an eye on the twists and turns and providing the grisly details. Can't wait to see what the next day's paper brings.

* The Dispatch is scrubbing the archives a bit; follow the link from dispatch.com and you'll find this: Last night's First Night also boasted a new midnight location at Broad and High streets for its countdown. But the night belonged to the children who would likely be nodding off long before the new year arrived. Good thing there's Lexis.

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Blogger Old Word Wolf said...

**organizers**

7:48 AM, January 05, 2009  

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