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'Hall bitten by Oates' sparks 'Maneater' headline

Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 12/14/2012 @ 9:51 am In Diversions,Front Page,U.S. | No Comments

(TODAY) That’s not the case, however, for a pair of men from Ohio. According to the Sandusky Register newspaper, Roger Oates, 48, bit the eyebrow off his neighbor, Scott Hall, 40, in a weird confrontation that might have never made news outside their neighborhood if not for the men’s last names. (Although come to think of it, eyebrow-biting is not your normal attack move, “Private Eyes” and all.)

The case earned even more fame when the Sandusky Register design desk chief Mike Schaffer slapped a “Maneater: Hall bitten by Oates” headline on the story, leaving media critic Jim Romenesko to declare, “Contest over: We have the headline of the year.”


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