Having enjoyed reading The Star for more than half of my life, I feel qualified to offer some constructive criticism. How dare you put an article on trans-fat on Page One (9/28, “The food police pour it on”) and an article about a fatal hostage incident on Page 9 (“School hostage ordeal ends”)? What are you people here for?
I have read your paper with an open mind since the new format was introduced. Many mornings I have been concerned with the placement of stories on the front page while other national or world events are relegated to the last several pages of Section A.
But Thursday’s placement of the Bailey, Colo., student hostage situation and murder on page A-9 has convinced me The Star needs to seriously rethink its strategy on coverage of the news.
This is a significant event — all major TV morning shows lead with this tragedy. What is The Star thinking?
Wake up and put the human-interest stories, such as the trans-fat ban, on a page that indicates their significance when compared with national and world events.
The choices you are making regarding your front page stories are appalling. If I want to read news stories that affect the nation and the world, why should I have to dig to the back of Section A? Please listen to your readers who have voiced this same opinion since the “new and improved” Star appeared.
Pamela D. Ray