For most of us, encountering a judge is something we’d rather not do. It usually means we are looking at a stretch on jury duty or something worse involving criminal or civil charges.
America’s teachers are in open rebellion. They’re walking out of schools, marching on state Capitols, disrupting school calendars and demanding change. It is an astonishing sight. And it is glorious.
Once upon a time, a crude TV cartoon was seen as the thing that would destroy America. Let us pause here in today’s climate of tweeted threats to hostile nations from the White House to reflect on a simpler time.
It is 5 p.m. Tuesday evening. The TV is tuned to Channel 33/40 out of Birmingham. I’m kicked back in “Archie’s Recliner” with the novel Lost Order in hand. To my immediate right, the number one blonde in America is kicked back in her recliner.” She is flipping the pages in a Home Improvement magazine.
As Anniston prepares to kick off this weekend’s Alabama Cycling Classic, let’s not forget where, and with whom, the city’s recent effort to crown itself Bike City Alabama really started.
Seven years separated the burning of the Freedom Riders bus in Anniston and the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis. That’s it. Just seven years.
Starbucks Crystal Ball Frappuccino: Apparently having run out of mythical creatures to name novelty drinks after, last week Starbucks debuted the Crystal Ball Frappuccino, available for a limited time only. Thank heavens.
Giuseppe Fazzari was shopping for clothes at Dillard’s department store in Quintard Mall when he struck up a conversation with the salesman. “I told him I was a tailor,” he remembers. “And he told me the store was looking for a tailor. He said I should apply.”
Meet Christiana Stephens and Zuleika Martinez, a pair of Sacred Heart Catholic School students who picked a heck of a week to job-shadow Anniston Star journalists.