Friday, March 21, 2008

This weekend in The Star

Check out The Star this weekend for these stories:

On Saturday:

Easter is earlier this year than it has been in about 100 years and it won't be this early again for centuries. How has that affected local plans to mark the holiday? Megan Nichols has this story.

Dan Whisenhunt takes a look at the history of the Cherokee Phoenix, a newspaper published in the tribal capital in northern Georgia. There's an exhibit about the newspaper at the Berman Musuem in Anniston right now.

Dan also has this story: There's been no movement in Anniston superintendent search - In the seven months after the Anniston Board of Education fired Superintendent Sammy Lee Felton, the board has not begun looking for his permanent replacement.

On Sunday:

Laura Tutor takes a look at the governor's pre-K program proposal.

Markeshia Ricks writes about how a series of changes to Medicaid stands to cost Alabama lots of money as the federal government expects the states to begin picking up the tab for a number of health services from hospitals to rehab centers to schools.

Todd South profiles the Always a Soldier Program which gives former service members who’ve sustained service-related disabilities and earned the Purple Heart for combat-connected injuries employment opportunities at civilian jobs that support the military.