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The Scoop 3-22
Girl, 8, seems pretty smart
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For those of you expecting to see Duane Sherrill's face in this spot for his wildly popular Wednesday column, I will borrow a phase from Gomer Pyle, "Surprise, surprise, surprise."Duane is out of the office enjoying spring break festivities, meaning it's up to me to mimic his playful writing style that has endeared him to readers from Irving College to Centertown.I realize answering this challenge will not be easy as Duane has a unique way of taking something that can be said in one sentence or two and turning it into a 15 paragraph narrative. I still don't know how he's written an entire column about getting a haircut, but he has that special gift.Seeking to find inspiration, I've turned to 8-year-old Birmingham, Ala., resident Nia Mya. The child may be young in years, but she's already written a book that's made the Amazon best seller list.