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My apologies for misspelling your name. I was looking at the moniker of "marksremarks," but I should know better.
To clarify my original question, I was asking for suggestions of local coverage in Wednesday's edition. I wasn't asking for headline suggestions, although feel free to offer one. We have about four words available at the top of A1.
Two-thirds of today's front page was devote to MLK Day and the inauguration. The top story was unrelated breaking news. Our focus for the historic front page is on Wednesday's edition. Let us know what you think of that. We have planned eight local stories, a half-dozen local photos, and about 60 head shots and quotes from local people.
Our decision-making is not based on our personal political views. Rather, we base the front page on the news of the day. In our opinion, the national set-up story about the inauguration was not bigger than the local news about the MLK event or the local news about the weekend stabbing and shooting. Advance stories generally are not as compelling as the actual news. In this case, the national media have been doing advance stories for at least the past couple of weeks. We did a big local advance package on A1 Sunday, too.
BigJ, I'm unclear on why you didn't like Monday's pro and con on MLK's speech as it related to Obama's inauguration. We considered this another timely way to both recognize MLK Day and advance Tuesday's inauguration. What about this treatment was in bad taste? What other speeches would you have preferred?
Mr. Marks, I'm not quite sure what you're trying to do other than provoke anger. Wouldn't it be more straightforward if you just wrote that you don't like or trust the new president?
I certainly hope that tomorrow's paper pays more of a tribute to this momentous day in our country. I always support and defend the Victoria Advocate but today, I'm embarrassed by our paper's front page. While papers all over the country have front pages dedicated to today's inauguration, our paper chose to have an article about violence as the main focus of today. If tomorrow's front page is not dedicated to this great day for our country, I don't think I can continue to support this paper. Regardless of your political views or opinions, the day that someone is sworn in as our country's president should be the main focus of the day. I, personally, am very excited for our country today. I realize that a lot of people in our community do not share my excitement. However, he is becoming the President of the United States of America today and I don't believe the Victoria Advocate gave him the recognition that he deserves. I can't express how truly disappointed I am with our newspaper today.