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Old 02-12-2006, 11:25 AM
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Default Re: Jack Fallon

While I knew both Les and Jack, I spent much more time with Les. Some writers are expert writers, others expert fishermen, and if readers are lucky, they are expert at both. Lester once confided to me that he was really not much of a surfcaster and never pretended to be. I liked Lester's style which was kind of plain and easy to understand -- would never send a reader hoofing to a dictionary. I think Les had been an ordinary reporter who took the outdoor job at the Journal. They used to do it that way. One outdoor columnist I knew had been doing obituaries and they added the outdoors to his responsibilities.
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