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Just another day in paradise

April 26, 2012


Remember when I started this blog and said I wanted a byline every day? Well sometimes on my beat, I get nothing for a couple of days…and then I get slammed. Here’s a day of being slammed. I’ll let you know if anything else comes up this week! Let me take you through the 24th […]

What court journalists shouldn’t put on Twitter

April 12, 2012


“I don’t know that I would have the discipline to be a good journalist, but I was always attracted to it because it seemed like a channel to the truth.”  — Robert Redford Today is my 7 month anniversary at The Marion Star. In that time, I’ve gotten used to writing articles every day and […]

Murder in a small town

February 24, 2012


“rain slowly slides down the glass as if the night is crying.” — Patricia Cornwell, Trace   By Feb. 7, I’d already covered a fire that destroyed businesses, three fatal car crashes and a  pit bull attacking a police officer during a drug raid. I thought I’d seen the worse that the crime beat had […]

Covering crime in Marion

February 1, 2012


Those who follow Marion news have seen quite a few crime and safety beat stories in the last 11 days. For those of you who may not follow it as closely, let me recap: Jan. 22 – Marion residents fed up & Block watches help shorthanded police Jan. 23 – Marion police officer loses weapon […]

When should you blame the parents?

January 31, 2012


I wrote a post a while back about how there is a point in one’s life where they have to take responsibility for their actions and stop blaming their parents. There is another side of this that I never saw before: the side where a parent blames everyone but the child when the child (even […]

30% taxes for the rich…or for all?

January 25, 2012


I shall never use profanity except in discussing house rent and taxes.  ~Mark Twain Death and taxes…those are the only two sure things in life, right? So, apparently, Obama believes that those who make over $1 million a year should pay 30% in taxes. So, if someone grosses $1 million, then they should pay $300,000. […]

The punishment for a death sentence

January 23, 2012


It is bad enough that people are dying of AIDS, but no one should die of ignorance.  ~ Elizabeth Taylor It has been common knowledge that HIV is an incurable disease since the late 1980s. While those who become infected with the disease are living longer than ever now because of drug therapy (sometimes having […]