Thursday, July 06, 2006

Coming in Friday's Star

Here are a few of the stories reporters and editors of The Star are working on for Friday's edition:

Have you driven past the intersection of 10th Street and Quintard Avenue in downtown Anniston this week? If so, you've seen workers cutting down the trees that run alongside the parking lot for Regions Bank and next to Grace Episcopal Church. Reporter Josh Keller, a Star intern this summer, is trying to find out who's cutting down those trees, and why.

Everyone's noticed that gas prices are rising again. Reporter Rachael King, another Star intern, is out talking to Calhoun County residents this morning in an effort to determine the mood of local drivers. Are they upset over the prices? Is it affecting their summer driving plans? Are they aware that significant international events in Iran and North Korea have an effect on local gas prices?

The Sunny King Charity Golf Classic tees off tomorrow, and reporters Al Muskewitz and Steve Ivey are tag-teaming the advance coverage. Ivey's story tomorrow will look at the weekend's weather, the possibility of rain, and what effect this summer's drought has -- or hasn't -- had on the three local golf courses participating in the tournament. Muskewitz, The Star's lead golf writer, will advance the tournament in tomorrow's sports section. Tee times for all three days of the tournament are on The Star's Web site,

That's just a few of the stories we're working on for tomorrow. We'll also have coverage of the latest national and international news, including President Bush's 60th birthday, the on-going international crisis involving North Korea's missle launches, and Gov. Riley's announcement of employee benefits for the Avondale Mill workers across Alabama.