Friday, September 23, 2005

Out of print

The Magic City's "scrappy almost-daily paper," the Birmingham Post-Herald, ended its long life today with a final edition filled with nostalgia, tributes, and historical context.

Highly recommended are the farewells by columnist Clarke Stallworth and editorial page editor Karl Seitz. But as often was the case, the highlight of today's edition was the sports section, which featured a trifecta of powerful goodbyes from sports editor Scott Adamson and columnists Bill Lumpkin and Ray Melick.

One of the unanswered questions in the wake of the Post-Herald's sudden closure: Who will sponsor the annual quest for Alabama's spelling masters in the future?

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