Here's a look at what's in the paper today:
GIVE BACK: You knew when Andrea Bazan took over, the Triangle Community Foundation was going places. Bazan, the former director of El Pueblo, the state's chief Latino advocacy organization, and others have launched a web site that marries philanthropy and social netowrking. Vernal Coleman has the story.
BILLBOARDS: So it's hard to telll where this billboard discussion is going. The loudest voices are against Fairways' proposal to go digital. Jim Wise reports from the city county planning commission this week that staff are advising elected officials to go slow on changing any regs, lest they make billboards more numerous in the future.
MAIN STREET: I saw a Horton Foote play at UNC years back. It had Matthew Broderick and Ellen Burstyn, and it still flopped. And Burstyn made one of my favorite films (Resurrection.) Still, it's kinda cool to hear Thom Mount and the respected screenwriter are teaming up for a new movie based in the Bull City. Read Stan Chambers' story and take our "Made in Durham" movie quiz. First one to get all five questions right gets a free N&O coffee mug.
CLINE'S CASELOAD: Anne Blythe reports on how Durham's new DA Tracey Cline plans to get suspects to court quicker. It's a big issue, as some accused criminals languish in jail and others get released on probation only to commit more mayhem.
The Museum of Life and Science has a new monthly column starting today, Flo Johnston writes on faith (and doesn't she get around?), and letters writers sound off on Jordan Lake.
And Elizabeth Shestak has the latest chicken update from City Hall. (What do you make of the Durham Committee's entering the debate?) Post your comments here.
And thanks for reading,
Mark Schultz is the editor of The Durham News. Contact him at 932-2003 or firstname.lastname@example.org