This item pops up from the Lewiston Tribune. It's about a couple of Candy Crush contestants from Lewiston, Idaho. I figure that a contestant story about a brand new show might be worth a glance for gameplay tidbits.
Except the story is behind a paywall. That's right, the owners of the Lewiston freakin' Tribune seem to think that somebody in DFW - or anywhere else - would pay for their precious content.
This isn't to rip Lewiston, which I'm sure is a very nice place. Wikipedia tells me that the town of 32,000 is "located at the confluence of the Snake River and Clearwater River." The picture makes the area look beyond gorgeous. But a paywall on the local paper? The freebie suburban weekly that lands on our lawn each Sunday probably has more readers.
So I'll never know about the adventures of Christine Ferris and Stacy Connerley on Candy Crush. Somehow, I'll have to worry along without the information.
UPDATE: I managed to crack the paywall. I won't say how, but it involved some quick work on the keyboard. Anyhoo, the story is pretty interesting. The contestants had to undergo medical exams to see if they were ready for the stuntwork on the show. Plus there were the usual background checks. One odd demand: a contestant had to delete one of her Facebook photos, where she dressed up as an Indian for Halloween. Another bit of nervous Nelly p.c., it seems.