Saturday, April 17, 2004
...Sweet baby Jesus, what a morning. Fridays are usually hectic but this morning was one of the busiest news days in some time, with two major breaking news stories -- in one, three people were killed in an accident on Interstate 5 thanks to some moron driving the wrong way, and in another, a local 20-year-old kid was shot and killed in an apparent fight at a neighborhood park. This kind of thing might be typical in larger cities but in a small rural Oregon town it's rare, and so this a.m. the entire newsroom kept hopping to put out solid news on the topics. Stuff like this works better than coffee to get you going, grim as it was to cover.