It's time to clear the mind of some thoughts that have been building up for a while.
Nothing too important, and in no particular order.
Sick of Vick story
Is anyone else tired of watching, listening, and reading about Michael Vick?
In case you've been out of the country for a couple of months, you know that Vick, quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons, was arrested and eventually admitted to his involvement in dog fighting.
He also took part in the killing of some of the animals.
It's a terrible case that needs to be reported. But when will it end?
There are many more things happening around the country that deserves our attention. I'm sure Atlanta residents can name 10 or 20 more important issues they deal with daily.
I couldn't believe one report I was watching Monday while at home for lunch. An "apology expert" was interviewed to get that all important question answered: "Was Vick's apology sincere?"
I can think of at least one thing that's more important: Medical insurance for everyone?
Greene County officials continue to compile information concerning the civil lawsuit against the original architect (DLZ of Indiana) and engineering firm (United Consulting Engineers) for the courthouse project.
The lawsuit has been venued to Owen Circuit Court in Spencer and is slated to go to trial later this year. However, the county can't determine what specific damages it will seek until the entire project is finished and it is calculated how much of the additional project costs -- estimated to be at least $6.5 million -- are attributable to design flaws and delays.
The courthouse hopefully will be finished soon. How soon? We've been down this road before.
Does anyone want to take bets that the lawsuit will be settled out of court?
I'm not sure who will be the winner if that happens.
Web site comments popular
If you haven't checked out the Greene County Daily World's new Web site, you can do so at www.gcdailyworld.com
It continues to grow weekly, and a popular feature is the comments portion at the bottom of every story.
Allowing comments has been a hot topic for many newspapers, because some comments are questionable. If they cross the line, they are removed from our Web site.
What is that line? That's still being debated by many in the newspaper business.
But I did find some comments in the column of Indianapolis Star Editor Dennis Ryerson very interesting.
"Congress has legislated that those who provide access to the Internet highway are not legally responsible for comments others place on that highway."
He goes on to talk about the "moral responsibility" of his newspaper.
I couldn't agree more.
The Internet is a work in progress, and has opened a huge can of worms that newspaper folks had no idea they'd be dealing with 10 or 15 years ago.
Our Web site is a major player in our business and community, and will only continue to grow. The public's demand for it will make sure of that fact.
Couples golf at Phil Harris
If you play golf and enjoy socializing at the same time, the Couples Golf League at the Phil Harris Golf Course is the place to be each Thursday.
It starts at 5:30 p.m., and then the golfers go out to eat afterwards.
You don't have to golf with your significant other, though I have the last two weeks.
It's been fun.
I've learned that "Straight as an arrow" refers to a great shot, and when asked "What club should I hit" requires a response.
Seriously, my wife has been great. She seems to be having a blast ... no matter what happens when she swings.