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Off-duty cop shoots and kills a man who had planned to kill six At&T employees whose names were on a hit list, but not before the gunman shot one. Big, big story. Big, big presentation on the front page of the Observer-Dispatch. Lots of information requires lots of organization, and that's just what you see on this front page. Strong, six-column headline is has a good size that is large enough to carry the size of the newsy package that occupies more than two-thirds of the news hole. The red bullet-point subhead give more information and updates readers on the health of the injured worker. Emotional photo shows reaction of an employee who wasn't injured. Healthy content promo guides readers to more inside. Profile of the heroic officer down the right, along with a map that locates the scene. Good, good, good.

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