Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Coming Wednesday on the editorial/op-ed pages

With the 150-year anniversary of the Civil War only a few years away -- it's in 2011, if you didn't know -- The Star's editorial board is considering what should be done, if anything, to commemorate the event:
How does a nation note the anniversary of a war against itself without celebrating the victors or demonizing the defeated? What should be done to recognize the sacrifices on both sides? And how are we, as a nation, to acknowledge the good the war accomplished without opening old wounds which, in some quarters, still fester?
The Star also is taking another glance at the huge contract given to University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban -- a contract that's still garnering national attention:
So on a weekend when we were giddy over the season’s kickoff, newspapers across the land wrote tomes about one of our state’s most-famous teams. But there was little talk about football, and lots of discussion about our state’s priorities.
On the op-ed page, columnist Hardy Jackson is having fun with the memory of the Allman Brothers and all things Southern:
The Allman Brothers. “The principal architects of Southern rock.” Led by Duane Allman — the second-best guitarist of all time, according to Rolling Stone, who after the five-hour jam session that pulled them together told the group that “anybody who doesn’t want to be in my band is gonna have to fight his way out the door.”
Is that Southern or what?
But it almost didn’t happen.
We'll also have our normal dose of letters to the editor and syndicated columnists.