Jewelry stolen from Athens mayor's home

Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012 12:49 PM
Last updated 4:20 PM
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ATHENS, Ga. — A burglar snatched $1,600 in jewelry from Athens-Clarke County Mayor Nancy Denson’s home sometime during the last several weeks, police said.

Denson reported missing diamond earrings, a 1976 University of Georgia class ring and a watch at 3:30 p.m. Friday, and did not name anyone she thought may have taken the items, police said.

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Sweet son
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Sweet son 02/12/12 - 02:01 pm
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Probably someone with access

Probably someone with access to the house. Also, burglars don't rob, they commit burglaries. Robbery involves a face to face confrontation!

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fatboyhog 02/12/12 - 03:09 pm
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This drives me up a wall! Why

This drives me up a wall! Why can't "professional" journalists use proper terminology? I know that sensationalism sells, and that "robbed" sounds better than "stole" or "burglarized", but why can't they get this correct? How does a burglar "snatch" items? I remember a few years ago when someone at the paper thought that it would be a good idea to point out all the mistakes in police reports by printing excerpts verbatim, with misspelled words and improper grammar. Maybe I should start a blog and post local reporters flaws, to highlight the error of their ways.

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