Miller Back to the Times?

Is Judy Miller really on her way back to the New York Times newsroom? The New York Observer reports this astonishing line today: “According to sources familiar with Ms. Miller’s negotiations, she has signaled that her potential homecoming could happen as early as next week.”

“Even as The Times has sought to isolate Ms. Miller, she has gathered powerful friends to her side. And those talks appear to be turning from severance toward reconciliation, according to Times sources,” the paper says.

Something tells us it would be less homecoming and more generally reminiscent of a 1995 Elton John song.

> Speaking of Miller, Len Downie‘s wife dressed up as a dead-ringer for her for Halloween Monday. For his part, Downie went as Elvis.