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Even Cute Chihuahuas Can’t Distract Us

Now, now, we don’t want to go overboard picking on the Express’ copyediting process (or lack thereof). But we really think that yesterday’s top headline under that pretty picture of the wet doggy, “Little Relief from Butal Heat,” is quite a story, indeed.

We learned from a drug Web site (we love learning about drugs) that butal compound happens to be a pain killer and relaxant, often prescribed to relieve migraine and other tension headache symptoms that don’t respond to regular over-the-counter analgesics.

No confirmation from scientists if heated butal is less effective, but that seems to be what Express is implying — although no story could be found to back up the headline’s hot, hot proclamation. We do have confirmation that the newspaper’s copy editing team should probably stay out of the heat (we caught nine other mistakes throughout yesterday’s issue, but won’t bore you with those silly details).

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