Just a few notes on today's local TV newscasts:
-KSN's report showed Governor Matt Blunt signing the education bill at Webb City and telling the people there about how much money it would bring to Joplin. I enjoyed that.
-I like KOAM anchor Rhonda Justice's new hairstyle, but nevertheless, I will continue to wear my hair like KODE substitute anchor Alan Matthews.
-Matthews is certainly doing a bangup job filling in while the search for Jimmy Siedlecki's replacement continues. It would be a shame if he got passed over for some 25-year-old from Florida.
-Good reporting from all three stations on the ongoing search for the bodies of long missing Oklahoma teens Ashley Freeman and Lauria Bible.
-KODE's Alan Cavanna was on the spot again for coverage of an Oklahoma man allegedly killing his brother.
-This last item has nothing to do with today's news, but is a criticism for an apparently major story, first broken by Joplin Globe reporter Roger McKinney June 25 that every other media outlet missed and which the Globe underplayed. McKinney's story had me from the lead which read:
GALENA, Kan. - A Galena police officer is no longer employed by the department after an incident where he reportedly shot and killed an injured dog three times without contacting the dog's owners.
What a story! It's bad enough that officer shot and killed the dog the first time without contacting its owner, but to do it a second and third time, that's grotesque. The man deserved to lose his job.
I thought cats were the only animals with more than one life.