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 AJR  Cliché Corner

From AJR,   April 1999  issue

Cliché Corner   

By Lori Robertson
Lori Robertson (robertson.lori@gmail.com), a former AJR managing editor, is a senior contributing writer for the magazine.      

"Rumors of Presidential tape recordings were gravely cited along with an 11th-hour affidavit from a reporter allowed to intrude Pirandello-like into the story."
New York Times

"The 5-2 vote--Council Members Willie Lewis and Beverly Griffith dissented--came at 11:16 p.m. But it came at the 11th hour in a figurative sense as well."
Austin American-Statesman

"But the 11th-hour objections of the Kosovo Albanians appeared to strengthen the Serbs' bargaining position."
New York Post

" 'Indianapolis is just starting a search,' he said, just days before that wealthy orchestra called him in as an 11th-hour replacement for another guest conductor."
San Antonio Express-News

"Furman, a not-unfamiliar opponent for North Carolina's football team, has stepped forward at the 11th hour to fill an unexpected void in the Tar Heels' 1999 schedule."
Greensboro, North Carolina, News & Record

"The announcement prompted Massillon city officials to join the search to find an eleventh-hour buyer to save the jobs, and left union officials scratching their heads over how fast the end came."
Ohio's Akron Beacon Journal

"At the eleventh hour, following all-night negotiations, the owners and players finally agreed how to divide the bonanza that has made the players, who earn an average salary of $2.6 million per year, the highest-paid athletes in team sports."
Washington Times

"Most 11th hour citations have been for striped bass, which carry a 40-pound minimum if weighed and a 42-inch minimum if released."
Norfolk's Virginian-Pilot

from more than 600 references during January and February