A preview of the September 7, 2012,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

September 7 - 13, 2012

Dear Readers,

The whole world knows that Clint Eastwood made a rather unconventional presentation at the Republican convention last week, and they've heard from everybody and their brother what they thought about it. But nobody has heard from Eastwood since Thursday night ... until now. He gave us his first interview after his momentous appearance and explained how it happened, what he intended to do, what he thinks about the aftermath, and why he thinks Barack Obama is a failed president. I have the byline.

A police officer who claimed to be stabbed by an intruder at his Pacific Grove home in July may actually have stabbed himself, according to investigators. Or maybe it was one of his multitudinous girlfriends? Mary Schley reports.

We all know what it's like to be on a twisting highway and see someone trying to pass coming right at us. Sunday, a driver like that caused a head-on crash in Big Sur. Chris Counts has that one.

A Carmel workshop over the future of Fort Ord turned into a regional gripe fest Tuesday. The Great Sand Castle contest takes place on Carmel Beach Sunday. A professional sandcastle builder who lives in town, and our story explains why (he's too good). Tony Seton has a fascinating profile of one of the most familiar figures in town. And my editorial explains what 'media objectivity' is supposed to mean.

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Paul Miller, Publisher

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