Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Coming Wednesday

Here's a bit of what the metro staff has in the way of local news for tomorrow's paper:
  • As teachers, students and the rest of us sweat out another week with 100-degree-plus temperatures, some may be asking, is this really the best time to be starting school? Intern staff writer Sara Polsky talks with school administrators about August power bills, and what it might cost to cool a school in June if we decided to start the academic year later and end it earlier.
  • The arrival of Honda's 6,000-worker plant in Lincoln in 2001 fueled what seemed like a justifiable building boom in the small town. But the optimism may have been misplaced. Lincoln has grown, to be sure, by about 10 percent since 2000. But many of the homes in 20 subdivisions there are empty, with the asking prices falling as the months go on. In her final story for The Star intern staff writer Cynthia Dizikes tells us about the difficulty of trying to sell homes in Lincoln.
  • In his "Of to Work" column tomorrow, Senior Editor George Smith visits Johnny's Barbecue in Gum's Crossroads, where loggers passing through the Clay County community stop to fill their gullets with biscuits, chicken tenders or ribeye steaks.