GUEST COMMENTARY: 'The good, the bad and the ugly' of Columbia

Thursday, August 16, 2012 | 6:00 a.m. CDT; updated 7:41 p.m. CDT, Thursday, August 16, 2012

COLUMBIA — When you live in Columbia, you live with "the good, the bad and the ugly." I know, that's a tired old cliche — and a movie title. After all, we learned in Reporting 101 to avoid cliches. However, for a lot of us in this town, what is happening "bad and ugly" to Columbia has "gotten old," and we are just tired of it. We yearn for the real Columbia to emerge.