newspaper archives with "teddy bear"?
your search phrase, and you'll get lots of stories. However, most
of them can be broken down into just a few categories:
involving kids. Teddy bears have become a journalistic shorthand
(some say a cliche) they evoke a tear
and a lump without any further effort on the writer's part.
in newspaper stories, expect to see teddy bears clutched in young
hostages arms, scattered around a tornado-devastated trailer parks,
and laid lovingly at shooting sites and on coffins. Teddy bears
are often used to symbolize lost innocence in a corrupt world as
well: Look for them tucked into stories about teenage prostitutes,
murderers, and drug addicts.
of groups have gotten publicity for their "bear drives"
to place bears in police cars, ambulances, hospital wards and nursing