Why is it the practice of the Standard-Examiner to highlight the "white trash news" and bury the good news in the back of the newspaper? It seems after many requests from this subscriber that your managing editor, like all TV producers seems to think that, sensationalizing crime stories is what "we" want to hear about. Wrong! Nothing could be further from the truth!
The Sunday, May 5 edition to the paper with the top headline, "False confessions issued in Roy death penalty case," was something people couldn't care less about. Meanwhile on the back page of the paper, the annual celebration of the Promontory spike that united the country together in 1869 by rail, a national monument.
Just like like the Ft. Buenaventura celebration on March 29, the story was buried in the back of the newspaper!
If the paper would put these events,which happen once a year,and get out of the habit of showcasing criminals, it would find that Ogden would have a much better public image, which would attract more tourism and business to the town, instead of every wanna-be-loser and gang member.
The people at the Standard should decide what type of community they want to profile. Ogden has a rich history with lots of great people. Why don't we focus on that and put them on the front page where they belong? Put the losers and criminals on the back page. The community and readership would be much obliged!