That "new newspaper" you've been hearing about is ready for debut. On Tuesday, Sept. 23, we will be raising the curtain on an extreme makeover of The Mercury that provides the local news, sports and features you're accustomed to in a repackaged easy-to-use format. You'll see new features throughout the paper, including information bo […]
Lynne Massi was a woman on a mission - and for good reason.No one knows the horrors of the region's heroin epidemic as well as Massi. She's seen it up close and personal. She watched as the demons slowly wrapped their tentacles around her nephew. David John Massi II died of an overdose on Jan.
I stood in the doorway of the Ebenezer Coffee House watching a mid-summer thunderstorm dump water on Washington, D.C. Although Union Station, and the taxi cab I needed, was little over a block away, getting there in the downpour would result in my getting soaked. With appointments still to keep that was not an attractive option.
What was the Islamic State thinking? We know it is sophisticated in its use of modern media. But what was the logic of propagating to the world videos of its beheadings of two Americans (and subsequently a Briton) -- sure to inflame public opinion?There are two possible explanations.