I'll post later today on last night's InterNeighborhood Council meeting. There was an interesting presentation by Sue Dayton of the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League on neighborhoods polluted by Perc, a dry cleaning solvent now known to be a likely carcinogen and cause other serious health problems.
That happened too late to get into this morning's Durham News (we go to press Monday nights). Here are some other local headlines:
UP THE CREEK: A plan to restore Ellerbe Creek as it flows through Northgate Park is pitting water safety against public safety. Staff writer Jim Wise reports on what happens when good intentions have unanticipated consequences.
THRILLER IN THE PARK: Personally, I don't think the woman in the Michael Jackson jacket on our front page got MJ's hair right (and I heard on the radio this morning his new movie is expected to make $250 million its first week!). Virginia Bridges has our story on the attempt to set a world record Saturday night in Durham Central Park.
CONNECTING THE DOTS: So I took a walk with Marcia Owen last week. The director of the Religious Coalition for a Non-Violent Durham spoke with me about restorative justice. I explain it for those who don't know what it means in today's Editor's Desk column.
Lots more, including Bonitta Best on sports, Alan Teasley on music and Simon Woodrup on dogs.
As always, thanks for reading,