Loose Lips: No ghost writers here

January 19, 2012 

This column has enjoyed its cloaked existence over the years as various Sun-Star newsroom staffers wore the Loose Lips mantle. Today, we're pulling back the curtain a bit.

Call it a crisis of conscience.

After a little soul-searching, we've decided it's hardly fair to take all these pot shots without revealing who's behind the blows. Plus, we're gluttons for punishment.

All entries in Loose Lips from now on will be written by Online Editor Brandon Bowers or Executive Editor Mike Tharp. Of course, we've still got our army of Lips commandos out in the field -- and we'll continue to keep our sources under wraps when it's necessary to do so.

Got a tip for Lips? Contact Bowers at (209) 385-2464 or bbowers@mercedsunstar.com or Tharp at (209) 385-2456 or mtharp@mercedsun-star.com.

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