Friday, June 16, 2006

To online reads for Thursday

1. Exxon robber looks familiar to police by Andy Johns
The Waffle House bandit may have struck again, but this time a convenience store was the target.
According to Anniston police reports, a man entered the Exxon at 5740 McClellan Blvd. around 5:15 a.m. Wednesday, showed a black handgun, and demanded money from the cashier.

2. Southern Baptist leaders refuse to back public school pullout by the AP's Tim Witmire
GREENSBORO, N.C. — There will be no Southern Baptist exodus from the nation’s public schools - at least for now.
Leaders of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination Wednesday refused to support a resolution that would have urged the denomination to form an “exit strategy” for pulling Southern Baptist children from public schools in favor of home schools or private Christian schools.

3. Star editorial School daze
The Anniston system is nearing collapse. Its woes redirect growth away from the city limits and into other school districts and private schools.
The system’s collapse is not too far off.
The wise city would look for ways to get ahead of this implosion. And they ought to take to this task with great speed. The futures of the Anniston system’s students hang in the balance.

4. Leilah Rampa's editorial cartoon send-up of Sen. Jeff Sessions