Thursday, November 01, 2007

Coming Friday on the editorial/op-ed pages

The Star's editorial board is examining the Forever Wild purchase of land in Coosa County and the ongoing efforts to preserve Alabama land for outdoor activities:
Forever Wild has bought nearly 10,000 acres down in Coosa County, an acquisition that will preserve not only the hills and valleys, but also the basins of Hatchet and Weoqufka creeks, two of the most beautiful streams in the state. Now the land will forever be open to hunting, hiking, horsebiking, canoeing and all sorts of outdoor recreation.
The Star also is taking a look at the life of John B. Knox, whose name is synonimous with our 1901 Constitution, a bad thing, and the Knox Concert Series, a good thing:
Like most things in life, the full story is not nearly so clear-cut. It’s unfair to be so sweeping with a family name, for at least in one instance a glint of gold rests among the tarnish.
The Knox name sits atop a cultural jewel in Anniston and its surroundings, thanks in no small part to his daughter, Carrie McClure Knox, who in the early decades of the 20th century played a key role in fostering the arts in the Model City.
And, for a third treat on Friday, we're opining about the "superbug" and what you can do to avoid it:
What are we to do? The answer, it seems, is simple. Wash your hands. Often. Thoroughly.
Clean your house, school or workplace — especially the frequently touched surfaces. A little extra attention to basic hygiene should keep you and the people around you healthy.
We'll also have columns by yours truly and James Evans, plus former Star editor Paul Rilling's monthly "Media Critic" column.