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The Scranton Times
Scranton, Pennsylvania Wednesday March 25 7 Pages

Company Dunder Mifflin
Apologizes To Valued Client
Some Companies Still Know
How Business Is Done

Serial Strangler

Scranton Strangler Strikes Again

by William M. Buttlicker
Chief Editor

SCRATON, PA, * Scranton area police are investigating a third strangling that took place last night. Police were called to the 900 block of Slough Avenue around 10:30 pm after finally officers were unable to locate the victim. The vitcims identity has been released though a spokesman for the police department said they expect to in the coming days.

Police are beginning to suspect that the city may be witnessing their first serial killer and is warning its residents to remain vigilant. Investigators are currently testing DNA evidence from the most recent strangling in an attempt to link the three murders.

"We cannot confirm at this point that this is a repeat offender but we are looking into the similarties of the victims and hop to verify if a DNA link exists." Scranton Police Chief Spud Williams said at a press conference, CONT'D PAGE 4

"They are trying to make me an escape goat. If I am fired, I swear to God, that every single piece of copier paper in this town is going to have the F-word on it. The F-word. You have one day " - Michael Scott, Regional Manager Dunder Mifflin Scranton
by Chad Light
News Staff Writer

SCRANTON, PA * Dunder Mifflin Paper Products was thurst into damage control early Thursday morning as the company reported that 500 cases of 24lb cream letter stock paper had been shipped with an obscene watermak feature beloved cartoon mouse and a duck.

Dunder Mifflin Alleges that a disgruntled employee at the manufacturer the produces the paper palced the watermark on select cases before being shipped to Dunder Mifflin for delivery to their customers. Dunmore High School was one of the local organizations affected by the watermark as they sent out their prom invitations on the cream colored paper.

Michael Scott, the regional manger for dunder Mifflin Scranton, elevated his team to threat level midnight. He also had his accounting department

assit efforst to help customers affected by the crisis. "When a company scews up, best thing to do is call a press conference. Alert the media and you control the story. Wait for them to find out and the story controls you. That's what happened to OJ," said Scott.

Creed Bratton, Director of Quality Assurance for Dunder Mifflin Scranton, stated that he was scheduled to meet with Debbie Brown, a representative at the paper manufacturer, for a quality check the week prior but was informed that she was out with the flu, or for an emergency dentist appointment, preventing Bratton from catching the mistake. Calls to Debbie Brown were not returned. The Times later learned that Brown had been relieved of her duties at the paper manufacturer as a result of the watermakr situation.

Barbara Allen, one of Dunder

Mifflin's important and most tenured clients, was invited to the branch for a formal apology by Michael Scott. "Mrs. Allen is our most important client, because every client is our most important client, even though she's a pretty unimportant client," said Scott.

"And so, with the eyes of the nation upon us, I would like to say that Dunder Mifflin truly regrets this unfortunate incident and, as a gesture of gratitude for your continued loyalty, Mrs. Allen, I would like to present

you with this noveltly check for six months of free paper, or 25 reams, whichever comes first."

Allen, clearly upset and frustrated with the "watermark boner," demanded that Scott resign his position to satisfy her after being asked how the company could make the situation right. Allen then state that as she headof the company Scott should lose his position. "You should lose your job!" scolded ALlen. Scott refused resignation, stating to Allen that "it wasn't my fault, it was the guys at the paper mill."

Dwight Schrute, Assistant to the Regional Manager and Senior Sales Associate, state that the "sex appeared to be consensual as both animals were smiling."

Allen threatened to contact the Better Business Bureau as she was asked to leave to which Scott retorted that he would be calling the "ungrateful beyotch hotline."

In a panic, Scott released an apology video that was posted online. In it, Scott states that "it wasn't me (referencing who put the watermark on the paper). They are trying to make me an escape goat."

The Scranton Branch of Dunder Mifflin Paper recently merged with the Stamford, CT branch as the company looked to cut costs. Dunder Mifflin also has branches in Buffalo Albany, Utica, Yonkers, Akron, Camden, binghamton and Nashua. The closure of the Stamford branch folows a closure in Pittsfield, MA due to employees possible unionization. As of press time, David Wallace, Chief Financial Officer, and Jan Levison, VP of Northeast Sales, did not respond to several requests for comment on this story.

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