Originally created 03/19/01

Pans choice of story for Page 1



The March 5 Augusta Chronicle carried an item on hate crimes, featuring an incident that occurred in Sumter, S.C., last spring. The story covered at least half of the front page.

On Page 3 there were two articles - one covering the March 4 dedication of the Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier; the other concerned the economy being stronger than it seems due to new methods of reporting layoffs, investment returns, etc.

It seems to me that these positive news items deserved Page 1 coverage instead of a lengthy article describing a hate crime in Sumter a year ago.

Why not stress the progress being made in race relations instead of dredging up old controversies that did not even occur in the Central Savannah River Area?

Mildred E. Brunson, Warrenville