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Headlines in Haiku

Don Rogers and Alex Miller

Perhaps this is the ultimate in quick takes. Assistant Managing Editor Alex Miller, with too much free time one recent day, went through the news with an eye toward Haiku.Haiku, of course, is a Japanese art with words. Precious few words. Alex, who is particularly artful with his wit, came up with some rather clever poems that we thought we’d share with you. This being the Christmas season and all.We’re thinking about creating a regular feature, “Headlines in Haiku” or something like that. Anyway, here’s the inagural set:Historic AvonOur 25-year-old townWe must preserve it!(“Avon breaks rules to save history,” Dec. 12)Illegal migrantsMust be naughty to deportMost not bad enough(“County’s illegal immigrants often don’t face deportation,” Dec. 12)Real tree or fake tree?Chop or grab it at Wal-MartYour yule soul torment(“Pine or plastic?” Dec. 13)Two friends in a carShare a drink, turn on the heatNever wake again(“Two men die Sunday in Edwards garage,” Dec. 13)New Four Seasons digsTwo hundred million dollarsJust what we needed(“Four Seasons breaks new ground in Vail,” Dec. 13)Country Girl bustedBut did she help torch Two Elk?Sings like canary(“Suspect ID’d in Two Elk fire,” Dec. 14Moldering CrossroadsKnobel out for a faceliftWill council relent?(“Movie theater, bowling alley and condos are back,” Dec. 14)Drifter and his dogEnd comes in frozen V-dubSad unfinished life(“Riben remembered as ‘survivor,'”) Dec. 15Frisco Home DepotLocals shoot it down in voteNo cheap toilet bowls (“Frisco voters say no to The Home Depot,” Dec. 15)Country Girl’s sister:’Never in Colorado’Be a good defense(“Family: Suspect didn’t care about expansion,”) Dec. 16Back from the Gulf CoastDrywalling house was the taskGood karma all ’round(“Builders return from Gulf Coast,” Dec. 16) Vail, Colorado

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