Phone calls often bring good news. The one placed in late October of 1967 proved to be a life-changing experience for both young journalist Sandi Gould and United Press International bureau manager John Kady. Little did they know they were embarking on a lifelong friendship that would extend from the office in Columbus, Ohio, into everyday life for nearly a half of a century. In Newsroom Buddies, Sandi and John alternate their personal stories of working together for more than twenty-two years-from the late 1960s through 1990. They tell how they enjoyed the high points of life as journalists and how they handled being survivors as they watched the company they loved dwindle to a mere shadow of what it once was. Even as life took them in different directions, they came together once again through their love of writing. It was a friendship only one event could separate.