Captured reporter freed


The Knoxville News Sentinel reporter who was on assignment in the Dante community of North Knoxville was finally released by her captors late last night. She was captured after a dispute with native Dante residents over the proper pronunciation of “Dante.” Gillian Karl was an English, Philosophy, and Journalism major and argued that the name was pronounced exactly like the guy who wrote “The Inferno,” but the locals took the stance that it was actually pronounced “dainty.” She was also captured during several other similar disputes involving the pronunciations of “Maryville” and “Pelleaux,” a road in North Knox County, but was released after only a few days each time. No word on her condition, but authorities believe she’ll be just fine.