The first thing I thought about after learning that The Athens NEWS
had been sold to Adams Publishing Group (APG) Media of Ohio was how
does the sale affect our endorsement schedule for the 2014 General
Stupid, spectacularly so. That's the only conclusion any sane person can have about the Aug. 25 accidental shooting death of a firearms instructor by a 9-year-old girl he was showing how to shoot an Uzi submachine gun.
it comes to matters involving streets and traffic, everybody seems to be an
expert. Not just an expert, but the sort of snooty, dismissive know-it-all who
ridicules and dismisses anyone else who might have a differing opinion, even if
that person actually is an expert.
It doesn't seem that long ago. An eager would-be
literary lion (and OU Bobcat at the time), I was granted permission to take
English professor Daniel Keyes' exclusive senior-level creative-writing course.
When I took the course at Ohio University in 1977, Keyes, who passed away June
15 at the age of 86, was an established
and renowned author.
Ohio Brew Week is here again, and that
means your humble editor's annual column that has some tenuous
connection to beer. I'm very glad that Athens doesn't host an annual
Ohio Scissors Week, Candle Week, Shoe Week or Toilet Week. Those columns
would be very difficult to write.