This was supposed to be a farewell column. I will hand the SPJ Presidency to Al Cross on Oct. 6, and for months I had thought about how I would write my final president’s column. Would I focus on membership initiatives?
Indiana Gov. Frank O’Bannon is indeed a wise man. In May, O’Bannon vetoed House Bill 1083 that would have exempted Indiana lawmakers from the state’s public records law. The Indiana House and Senate passed this unthinkable bill, and despite threats of vetoes and, undoubtedly, the political pressure that comes with leading a large, important state, Gov.