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bury the lead

In journalism, to open a news article with secondary or superfluous information, thus relegating the central premise (the lead, which usually occupies this position) to a later part. "Lead" in this sense is sometimes written as "lede." I usually just skim through articles in the newspaper, so it really annoys me when they bury the lead.
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Cordelia wil graag die CoHeNa lede bedank sonder wie se bydrae die suksesse hierbo vermeld nie moontlik sou gewees het nie.
Beginning in September and continuing into 2006, The Gallery at Cliff Lede Vineyards will feature works by San Diego artist William Glen Crooks.
van Lede, "Coatings is more and more reaping the benefits of its global scale.
The struggle over my lede in that story--which was the bigger news, the report or the mistake?
There are two main issues which are currently driving the coatings industry - growth and profitability - and they are intricately interlinked," Mr van Lede said.
van der Spuy en die destydse verdiepingsoekende pietistebeweging wat vanuit Europa na die Kaap oorgewaai het en waarin lede van die Bosmanfamilie 'n besondere rol gespeel het.
Instead, Hussman and the newspaper's online staff view the site as the place for free headlines and lede paragraphs designed to draw people into the printed product--as well as complementary information and multimedia options.
The public relations strategist, whose accounts include Cliff Lede Vineyards, Ladera Vineyards, DeLoach Vineyards, Poetry Inn and Mayacama Golf and Residence Club, among others, is currently working on story ideas for Christmas 2008.
Later is Sekai en die ander lede van die MDC-leierskap een vir een in die aanklagkantoor ingeroep waar hulle herhaaldelik onder die aapstert (sweep) van die skobbejakke se aanhoudende geslaan deurgeloop het.
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Despite military censorship, he might easily have written a more "balanced" and "objective" lede, perhaps using words such as these: "We're on our way to drop a bomb that might well end the war--at the cost of thousands of lives of unsuspecting civilian Japanese.
In the old days, we sometimes sourced a lede with the phrase, "the Post-Dispatch learned today," with no mention of a source at all.
The lede no doubt came as a surprise to Daschle because it was simply not true.
Chairman Mr Cees van Lede declined to quantify the benefits that would arise, but said the tie-up would improve shareholder value "substantially" even before any such gains between the two groups were achieved.