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|Egypt's Renaissance, by sculptor Mahmoud Mokhtar (1891-1934) Cairo, Egypt.|
"They made history," Mohamed Younis of Franklin Lakes said in one of today's front page stories on the largely peaceful revolution in his native Egypt that has gripped the world for nearly three weeks.
Younis and fellow Egyptians in North Jersey finally made it to Page 1 of The Record of Woodland Park in a package of stories and photos from here and the Middle East that jump to Page A-6.
Despite wordiness, the lead paragraph on the local story by Staff Writers Erik Shilling and Nick Clunn snaps -- and the news copy desk had the good sense to write the main headline off of it:
"Fury turned into elation for many North Jersey Egyptians on Friday as news broke that Egypt's embattled president ... had chosen to bow to the demands of hundreds of thousands of protesters and step down."
Confused local stories
Witness the three wire-service obituaries of people you've never heard of on L-6 today.