Last year there were 110 homicides in Birmingham, according to the Jefferson Co. DA’s office. More than 40 are unsolved nor are they likely to be solved, according to state statistics. That’s not the scary part.
When I was in journalism school in Tuscaloosa, we wannabees thought New York was paradise and that if we were good reporters we’d go to the New York Times when we died. Today, I hardly recognize it, except for the front page and the “flag” at top in Olde English script.
Rumblings of how the Internet eventually would kill newspapers began about the time it came on line. When I took editorship of the Daily Mountain Eagle in Jasper in 1974, national news analysts said 10 more years and gone. I didn’t do it. Really.
By SKIP TUCKER, Alabama Daily News Washington, DC – America self-corrects, you know. Somehow. For the large part. We Americans, still the wonder of the world. Reagan said: Still the last, best hope of mankind, but also ever striving to be better than our former selves. The best, the worst. Choose your corner and your subject. We do...