Cartoonist’s Clairvoyance Triggers Congratulatory Note

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By: E&P Staff

Newspapers like to turn a profit. At a Virginia daily, an editorial cartoonist turned into a prophet.

This past Sunday, Clay Jones of The Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg did a cartoon showing a Virginia Tech football player running down the field holding a gun. On Monday, former Tech quarterback Marcus Vick was arrested for brandishing a gun. “We ask you: In what other paper can you read about the news before it happens?” quipped The Free Lance-Star in a Wednesday editor’s note titled “Life Imitates Jones.”

Jones’ cartoons are distributed to other papers by Creators Syndicate.

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