January 20, 2006 Back when Dr. Martin Luther King was in the middle of his campaign to transform America, he was not the only black leader trying to do that.

Remembering Danny Scott

January 18, 2006 I was just thinking about an old classmate of mine that I’ve known since about the fourth or fifth grade.

Edit (out) adverbs

January 17, 2006 “I believe the road to hell is paved with adverbs.” I agree with Stephen King, to whom the above quote is attributed, at least where my writing is concerned.

Political squabbles

January 16, 2006 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — When the state GOP criticized U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor for contributions he received from former associates of Jack Abramoff, a spokesman brushed it off as a political ploy.

Blowing the whistle

January 13, 2006 When it comes to free-speech protections for federal employees, the Constitution sometimes isn’t quite enough.

Black, white and baseball

January 12, 2006 Lyon College’s diversity convocation at 7:30 p.m. in Nucor Auditorium features Byron Motley.

State of the City

January 11, 2006 We enter a new year, and as it is with the president, Congress, the Legislature and even at the local government level, there will be good times and bad times ... perhaps a real crisis or two.