The Night Owl

Normally, the Sunday front page, and several other pages, of the Times-Gazette are put together between 1:30 and 4 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. I take turns with the editor coming in to be a part of this process.

This weekend, though, was championship Saturday at the Celebration, and for that we wait until the World Grand Champion Tennessee Walking Horse is named. So I got here about 8 p.m. The winner was named about 11:35 or so, and then our reporter at the show worked diligently to finish her story and send us some photos.

Now, everything has been put to bed. It’s about 12:50 a.m. Even though we’ve already looked at computer printouts of every page, I have to hang around until the presses start rolling so that I can look at one of the first few copies, as a last safeguard against error. I hope to be home by 1:30 a.m. or so, possibly sooner.