Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Thursday's Star, the afternoon update

Following the afternoon planning meeting, here's an update of the stories we're working on for Thursday's newspaper:

1. The Anniston school board meets tomorrow. The board is said to be preparing a letter to send to the state proposing a review of safety and expulsion procedures.

2. A dedication at Leavenworth, Kan., for Maj. Dwayne Williams, a man with local ties was killed in the 9/11 attacks, is set for tomorrow.

3. A day ahead of the May 26 deadline, The Star offers a guide on how to register to vote. The primary is June 6.

4. Gov. Bob Riley and Attorney General Troy King will speak at local graduation ceremonies in coming days. How did these Faith Christian High School in Anniston, where Riley speaks Thursday, and Trinity Christian Academy in Oxford, where King speaks Sunday, get such high-profile guests? Turns out they just asked.

5. Todd South writes about the state Senate race for District 11 between challenger Larry Barton and incumbent Jim Preuitt. It's one of the most fierce campaigns in this region.

6. Finally, don't miss tomorrow's George Smith column. He's got the latest on this season's Chilton County peaches and quite a story of the men who bring them to us.

ON UPDATE FROM THIS MORNING'S REPORT: The Andy Johns' profile of Jim Robinson, the newest federal bankruptcy judge for the Eastern Division of Alabama's Northern District, is on hold because of a heavy news run.