That's how you end up reading non-stories like this:
Seniors walk 25 miles to fight mountaintop miningAny bets on who sent the fax to the AP?
Charleston, W.Va. (AP) -- Nine environmental activists over age 55 are starting a five-day, 25-mile march to protest mountaintop removal mining in southern West Virginia.
Led by 81-year-old military veteran Roland Micklem of Richmond, Va., the group will depart Thursday morning after a rally at the Capitol in Charleston.
Other supporters will join them periodically as they make their way to Massey Energy's Mammoth mine in eastern Kanawha County by Monday afternoon.
There, they plan to engage in an unspecified act of civil disobedience.
Climate Ground Zero is organizing the march with Mountain Justice, Intergenerational Justice and Christians for the Mountains. [link]
Nine old farts taking a five-day walk in the mountains. Nine. Stop the presses.
In fact, if you guys at the AP can't do better than this, please stop the presses.