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Tuesday was a rare day in the Daily News newsroom. Unlike virtually every other day of the year, the gathering place for the paper’s reporters, photographers and editors was empty. It was, of course, Christmas, and no paper was published that day.

The newspaper business does not lend itself to days off. Next week, for example, a small crew of reporters, photographers and editors will be on hand every day, despite the New Year’s holiday.

News of course knows no schedule. That’s why photo editor Joe Imel and reporter Burt Speakman were up at 1 a.m. on a recent Thursday, covering the shooting death of a Bowling Green man.

Such schedules and dedication are of course needed to ensure that we can provide our readers with the latest news and information.

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