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February 9, 1989

Dear Diary,

            Today I, Enrique Dupuy De Lome, wrote a very strongly worded letter to the president of the United States, William McKinley, stating how I felt about his power. It stated as so: I feel that you are weak and that you are only concerned with trying to gain the crowd. Well of course I said more than that but this is only a diary entry so I am trying to keep it short and to the point. My letter was stolen from the mail and was published in the Hearst press today. Hopefully it will help generate public support for a war with Spain over the issue of independence for the Spanish colony of Cuba.


I am one of four ships I will give you hints of the one I am not hoping you will figure out which one I am. We are part of the United States navy and we are the USS Maine, we were named after the 23rd state. I am not a second-class pre-dreadnought battleship, I did not sink by an explosion either an external one or by a mine, on February 15,1898 at 9:40 pm. The name of this ship is the USS Maine (ACR-1) but this is not I. The second ship was launched in 1901 and was the lead ship of her class of battleships; I participated in the voyage of the great white fleet and was decommissioned. My name is the USS Maine (BB-10) this is not me. Next possible answer could be the USS Maine (BB-69) it was a Montana class battleship and was canceled in 1943, but this is not I. I am the fourth and final of the USS Maine I am the (SSBN-741). I am an Ohio class nuclear ballistic missile submarine; I was launched in 1994 and am still active in the year of 2009.

Year 1941

Dear Diary,

            I, Frank Luther Mott, have defined what yellow journalism is in five characteristics:

  1. scare headlines in huge print, often of minor news
  2. lavish use of pictures, or imaginary drawings
  3. use of faked interviews, misleading headlines, pseudo-science, and a parade of false learning from so-called experts
  4. emphasis on full-color Sunday supplements, usually with comic strips (which is now normal in the U.S.)
  5. dramatic sympathy with the "underdog" against the system.

Dear Diary,                                                                              Today I have been given the control of the rough riders after Colonel Woods became comander of  the 1st Cavalry brigade. I will hopefully be as good as a commander as him I will try my hardest to succeed.