It started with the kind of call every reporter has nightmares about.
"We made a serious error and are profoundly sorry," said Judy Stavisky, executive director of Friends of the Children.
In February, I profiled a boy named Anthony who had participated in Friends of the Children, a mentoring program for at-risk kids in Portland, Ore. His was a story of success, but there was one problem: he wasn't the right Anthony.
The NCAA men's basketball tournament tips off its Sweet 16 round Thursday, and the leading MVP candidate so far appears to be March Madness itself.
The hugely popular hoops fest is proving this year that it had room to get even bigger. Four additional teams. Every game broadcast on television, in full and for free. Advertising and ratings, on TV and online, soaring. And celebrity TV announcers from pro basketball providing some of the play-by-play.
"A massive fuel tank fire at Miami International Airport overnight has caused American Airlines to cancel 22 outbound and 14 inbound flights Thursday," the Miami Herald says. "In addition to American — which makes up about 70 percent of MIA's traffic — other airlines are reporting flight delays."