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jesusphotoI’ve posted a few unusual obituaries this year, but this is the first quirky obit photo I’ve put on the site. Nobody was at the Hastings Star-Gazette or the Wise Family Funeral Home this afternoon to comment on it. MinnPost media writer David Brauer wrote on Twitter: “Creativity in obit photos (aka, Does Jesus Ask Your To Take Off Your Hat?)”

* Ruth H. Perkl, 78, passed away peacefully Dec. 23 (hastingsstargazette.com)
* Earlier: Obituary for 94-year-old woman mentions betrayal and heartbreak (jimromenesko.com)

* Tribune Co. newspapers — except for the Los Angeles Times — are dropping the AP. (timeoutchicago.com)
* New York Post is fooled by someone claiming to be Ryan Lanza in a Facebook chat. (washingtonpost.com) | The Post story. (nypost.com) | Others picked it up. (sdkramer.com)
sein* The author of New York Times Magazine’s cover story on Jerry Seinfeld discusses the comedian. (nytimes.com)
* “I’ve been going to crime scenes since I was 9 years old,” says CBS News reporter John Miller. (nytimes.com)
* News outlets knock down NRA chief’s claim that the media are protected by armed guards. (washingtonpost.com) | (huffingtonpost.com)
* Petitioners want CNN’s Piers Morgan deported because of his gun views. (politico.com)
* Baltimore Sun runs a full-page A1 cartoon by “Kal.” (apple.copydesk.org)
* “In 2013, journalists will start seriously doing math,” predicts Dan Gillmor. (niemanlab.org)
* Bill O’Reilly: “I work harder now than I have ever worked in my life, which is kind of insane.” (nytimes.com)
* Don McCullin, 77, is off to photograph war — again. “I’m not going to be able to run from the bullet. I’ll be the best target going.” (guardian.co.uk)
* Nun turned Seventeen magazine editor Midge Richardson dies at 82. (philly.com)