Veterinarians do better work when they're awake

There were several entertaining bloopers in recent sports headlines, and I'll get to those in a moment.

But let's begin with the death of a gorilla at the Philadelphia Zoo and some unusually selective rules about children on a mountain coaster.

A bunch of people jumped on a headline that explained, "28-year-old primate, largest in the reserve, was being looked at by vets under anesthesia."

"It's no wonder the gorilla died," wrote a guy who clipped and mailed it to me.

"They need to find out why the vets were under anesthesia," emailed another reader. "Seems irresponsible to me."

Still another wrote, "I can only wonder if the gorilla would have received better care if the vets weren't anesthetized."

A recent story about the Camelback coaster included a box with information, including the rules for kids. "Children ages 3 and 9 must ride with an adult," it says.

"Keen!" wrote the reader who spotted this. "Kids 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 can ride alone?"

A caption accompanying the same story mentioned that riders can use "break bars" to slow the cars. I think I'd be more inclined to use them if they were "brake bars."

Now on to the sports world. A bunch of readers commented on a golf headline that reported, "Sixth-two-year-old shoots 72 in first round, the best score among area golfers."

"Amazing athletic accomplishments for those two-year-olds," wrote one reader.

"I'll bet Tiger himself couldn't have done that well in his youth," wrote another.

For the record, it was a 62-year-old who shot the 72.

Another headline reported, "Chase Utley goes 3-or-4 for the Phillies, who have lost three straight."

"I think Utley would prefer 4," a reader commented.

Still another headline, about changes in college football tackling rules, read, "…a player can be ejected from the game in addition to incurring a 15-year penalty against his team."

"That seems pretty harsh," wrote one of the readers who commented.

Now, some quick hitters:

And You Don't Even Have to Pick Off the Gravel and Cigarette Butts. Online review of New York deli: "I just adore their zabar branded hot dogs which taste just like the ones on the sidewalk."

Unless She's Uncertain, It's a Waiver. Quote from story about Amanda Seyfried's career and her reluctance to disrobe for a TV series: "I signed a nudity waver."

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