It’s a report that I have been reading every year since its inception in the late 1990s, and while it might not be on your radar, I highly recommend the annual State of the First Amendment.This is the 20th survey in this series, and the report is compiled after a survey by the First Amendment Center of the Newseum Institute.Many years ago, I was part of a group of journalists who visited with those who conduct the survey. They asked us some of the questions.
Cordelia Price was attending the St. John’s School of Nursing in 1919 when she first met the patient in Room 26.Little did she know the impact the man who, according to her journal, suffered from a “terrific cold” would have on her life and the balance of nature in the Joplin area.Nearly 100 years later, both Cordelia Price and her patient, Dr. Otto Walter, have died, but Walter’s legacy still teems with life via the Walter Woods Conservation Area, south of Joplin.
Call it a landslide vote of confidence for the comic strip “For Better or Worse.”During the past two weeks, I have received phone calls, letters and emails imploring me to bring back the Pattersons, the family featured in a comic strip that has been in reruns since 2008. Seems that most don’t care or simply didn’t catch all of it the first time around.You might have noticed that I didn’t even wait until the 30-day trial was over but made the switch on April 24.
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Selecting a term
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