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Thu Oct 18, 2012, 03:31 AM

NY Times: Elyria, OH Corner of Hope and Worry

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/14/us/this-land-corner-of-hope-and-worry-elyria.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&

A 5-part series centering around a struggling restaurant called Donna's Diner in the struggling city of Elyria, Ohio. Pulitzer Prize material here.

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Thu Oct 18, 2012, 03:40 AM

1. Exquisite writing

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"You know this place: It is Elyria’s equivalent to that diner, that coffee shop, that McDonald’s. From the vantage point of these booths and Formica countertops, the past improves with distance, the present keeps piling on, and a promising future is practically willed by the resilient patrons.

It is where the recession and other issues of the day are lived as much as discussed. Where expectations for a certain lifestyle have been lowered and hopes for salvation through education and technology have been raised. Where the presidential nominees Barack Obama and Mitt Romney each hope that his plan for a way back will resonate with the Donna Doves, who try to get by in places like Elyria — where the American dream they talk about can sometimes seem like a tease.

But for now, at least, the door to Donna’s is open. So take a seat. Have a cup of coffee. Maybe some eggs."

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Thu Oct 18, 2012, 04:26 AM

2. Been there...

Eggs are good, toast is just right and the corned beef hash is just right...

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