I'm not sure if the best part of coming in on Saturdays is working to "Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me" (Jimmy Fallon was hilarious just now) or "This American Life." Takes me back to the Ithaca Times , one of my first jobs, when I'd come in on the weekends and Ted the ad guy would be listening to Garrison Keillor. I like life's little consistencies.
Here's a look at tomorrow's headlines:
IMMIGRANT STORIES: Two stories on our front page tomorrow deal with the immigrant experience. Cornelio Campos is a Durham painter who now has a canvas hanging at UNC's Campus Y. Mariana Rivera Rodriguez interviewed him about how his journey influences his work. And in our My View column, UNC journalism professor Paul Campos lays out some ground rules for civil discussion of what to do about illegal immigration.
GRAPPLING WITH GRAFFITI: I thought a long time about putting the photo of the Handprints mural graffiti on the front page tomorrow. On one hand, printing the spray paint scrawl could reward the vandal, giving him a bigger audience. On the other hand, it's news, shows you what we're talking about and let's get real, if the vandal's a kid, he's probably not reading our paper anyway (though you never know). What do you think?
ELECTIONS: Wow, a lot of people want to spend a lot of time in meetings. We run down all the folks who filed for office. Note: In some cases, candidates did not send out a release, return a call or have web sites we could turn to for information. We got almost everybody, though, and when we did receive statements have posted them on our blog.
We also have what may be the town's biggest azalea bush (thanks Judy Foster), an essay by Rob Stephens on why the town's growth task needs more diverse membership and lots of interesting letters. Plus sports, Dave Hart's editorial and more.
Heading to the ArtsCenter for the 10 x 10 festival tonight. If you haven't been to these 10-minute plays before, I highly recommend it. There's also a matinee tomorrow.
Have a great weekend, and thanks for reading.