The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Opinion

July 10, 2009

Larry Smith: Here's a chance to share your views

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If you’re among those who might want to share their ideas with others, put together at least three proposed columns of 500 words or so each and send them my way. E-mail — lsmith@dancomnews.com — works best, but the U.S. Postal Service still delivers letters to me c/o Commercial-News, P.O. Box 787, Danville IL 61834-0787.

We can’t promise we’ll use every submission, but we will read every one. Who knows? Maybe the next Red Smith is out there waiting to bleed a little.

‘Potter’ returns

Like many people — young and old — I plan to see the newest film in the Harry Potter series, “Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.”

The story has progressed to the point where Potter — a young wizard engaged in a battle against evil for the two of you who might not know — is a young man.

As a teenager, the Potter character learns as he goes along, trying new things to see whether they work.

Running a newspaper is a lot like that these days. We’re always looking at what we present to readers — both in print and on our Web site — and considering ways to make it better.

We hope readers like a few of the recent tweaks we’ve made in our content. We hope to add more in-depth stories in the weeks ahead as well as a greater variety of topics covered both by our in-house staff and other sources.

Let me know what you think.

As always, thanks for reading the Commercial-News.

Larry Smith is editor of the Commercial-News. Contact him at lsmith@dancomnews.com.

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