Monday, August 13, 2007

Coming Tuesday

Welcome back to the work week, faithful readers. Here's what's the staff's bringing you tomorrow:
  • The Jacksonville State University established a panel to examine its communication practices in the wake of plagiarism allegations leveled at JSU president Bill Meehan and retired PR director Al Harris over columns published in the Jacksonville News. (Whew ... that's a lot of explainin') Well, the committee met for the second time today, the first time all members were able to attend. Staff writer Sara Polsky, one of our summer interns, was there.
  • Lots of us stare at computer screens all day for a living (or for entertainment). Not all of us have people's lives depending on that act. Staff writer Cynthia Dizikes, another intern, visited with the crew in Regional Medical Center's monitor room, where 13 screens display heart monitor readings from up to 130 patients, 24 hours a day.
  • With the state in the midst of a drought, Alabama's Water Resources Commission met in Montgomery to discuss the status of the "Water War" with Georgia, over access to resources from the Coosa, Tallapoosa and Chattahoochee rivers. Capital Correspondent Markeshia Ricks was there.
We'll also have an update from Andy Johns on the 100-degree-plus heat wave that's got us all sweating, plus council meeting coverage from Jacksonville and Hobson City.