Again, I know it would be a lot of trouble to practice some journalism, but maybe an interview with Ms. Haynes might be appropriate? You know, to get her side of the story?
I know this would require some work...but did anyone involved in this story (and column) attempt to tell both sides (!)? Does anyone really think that Mr. Coulter, a respected transportation director, just wants to stop the Rolles because he's a big meanie? Is it possible he has some concerns about safety, liability, and other issues? Or is simply easier to get folks stirred up, make them call elected officials, and then take credit for continuing a questionable program? Every school in this zone serves free breakfast and lunch. Those mean, mean schools.
The article on Mr. McCallie certainly took a lot of time, and filled a lot of pages, but as for investigative journalism: one might ask how local schools have fared on graduation rates since many of his dreams came true: East Ridge, Central, Brainerd, Tyner, to mention a few. You might find a pretty drastic decline...
With circulation at an all-time low (below 58,000 according to the TFP's statement this week, down from 80,000 a few years ago), that should answer your question Rickaroo.
She'll be gone within a year. Her legacy, other than the frequent flyer miles, will be the destruction of the central library collection. It's gone. Fine Arts, Business Science & Technology, Biography, and History. Decades of valuable information, up in smoke, irreplaceable. She's been a one-person wrecking crew, and generations to come can thank her for that. Somehow this was left out of "Cookie's Love Letter," so that he could slobber over his new friend. She'll terrorize another town soon. It's what she does. Chattanooga will spend the next few years cleaning up her mess, and paying her bills.
Awesome. David Cook defends the Flying Librarian. Could you be any more predictable?
Well, here's a first. A ho-hum columnist writes a ho-hum column apologizing for his ho-hum columns.
You can believe what you wish, I'm stating facts. Mr. Cook's columns belong in "NEA Today," not a daily newspaper.
Okay, when are you going to do pontificate on how black lives matter in Chattanooga when a black shoots at another black? Do those lives matter too? How about writing a column the next time that happens? You shouldn't have to wait long. It happens at least once a day.
True fact: talk to electricians, secretaries, plumbers, the cable guy, road builders, pipe fitters, accountants, nurses...they will all tell you they're underpaid, and wish they had cheaper insurance. Sorry, friends. It's not just teachers, despite what David Cook wants you to believe. It's America 2014. You can either whine about it, or live your life, and be thankful you have a job.