The best laid plans... 

Good planning is the key to success. You've heard it countless times.

The cliches are countless. Many motivational speakers have sayings about planning scattered throughout their presentations.

Planning is important in the newspaper business. We don't just show up and put a newspaper together each week. Many of the stories we run were talked about weeks - sometimes months earlier. After a holiday, for instance, someone might suggest we do a story on someone or something when that holiday comes up next year.

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