Today's Joplin Globe features a well-written page one report from investigative writer Max McCoy on efforts being made by the Missouri National Guard and local groups to help in Louisiana and other areas affected by Katrina, as well as a strong sidebar from Derek Spellman revisiting the tornado that brought devastation to Carl Junction in May 2003.
Those two articles, combined with Jeff Lehr's story on the search for a teen who has been missing since 1992, and Melissa DeLoach's article on finding jobs for Crowder College foreign exchange students made today's Globe one of the most readable editions in a long time.
More often than not, the newspaper fails to live up to its promise. Today was not one of those days. I am sure area readers will appreciate the effort and anticipate further coverage by McCoy on the relief effort.