Here's a look at today's headlines:
But first, make sure to read Jim Wise's story in oday's N&O on Monday night's flap between the Durham county commissioners and the Rev. Pebbles Lindsay-Lucas' Family First program. Rough introduction for county's new social services director.
THREE DAYS TO GO: The Museum of Life and Science's new dinosaur trail opens Saturday.Yeah, we've reported the heck out of this brontosaurus story. But you've got to admit staff photographer John Rottet's albertosaurus on the front page is pretty awesome.
FIELD TRIPS: Some Durham Public Schools teachers will be able to tell pretty interesting stories about what they did on their summer breaks. A new grant will allow history teachers to travel to historic spots, the better to teach their students. Read new staff writer Sadia Latifi's story.
OIL CHANGES AND DOG POOP: We have three guest columns today. Bill Anderson reports on oil changes he's seeing in parking lots and the unseen environmental hazards they present. Marissa Hartzler of Duke Forest reports on why your pet's waste is another environmental hazard, so bag it. And Chris Wolfe talks about the Holocaust and modern genocide in an essay that won first place in the Durham-Chapel Hill Jewish Federation's annual contest.
Bonitta Best writes about the greater N.C. Pro-Am Basketball League in her weekly sports column. Simon Woodrup of the Animal Protection Society of Durham talks about the county's new tethering law, and lots more.
As always, thanks for reading,