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61-year-old woman found drowned at her home

Original post made on Jun 19, 2012

Police don't expect to find foul play in the apparent drowning death of a Pleasanton woman on Sunday. The 61-year-old woman was found at her home in the 6000 block of Garner Court at about 5:30 p.m.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, June 18, 2012, 3:44 PM

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Posted by Rick Pshaw
a resident of Danville
on Jun 19, 2012 at 8:35 pm

Guess I'm not sure why the person's age was included in this tragic story.

Would you have said a 45-year-old woman? How about a 23-year-old woman?

What sort of implication are we supposed to draw (IF ANY) from the age of the person?


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Posted by Jessica Lipsky
a resident of Danville
on Jun 20, 2012 at 10:20 am

Rick,

The victim's age is relevant and there should be no implication or connotation associated with that piece of information. It is policy to publish the age of a victim if that information is given by officials -- we would publish the age of a 45 and 23-year-old victim as well -- as well as gender.

Jessica Lipsky
Editor


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Posted by sponge bob roundpants
a resident of Diablo
on Jun 22, 2012 at 9:43 am

wowee Rick - you are one sensitive guy. Article also said "woman" - IT'S CALLED INFORMATION! News services TRANSFER INFORMATION to those who want to know. What do you want the article to say: "found drowned at someone's home"?
Sheesh!