Daily Lead 8.20.14: Old cameras, bad roads, and ‘oncology infusion’

Lauren is so meta. (Photo by Brad Locke)

Lauren is so meta. (Photo by Brad Locke)

Hey there, good people. Have you learned anything new today? I have.

I’ve learned you can make an iPhone photo look 50 years old by shooting it through one of them ancient box cameras. Staff photographer Lauren Wood, pictured at left, was having way too much fun with the antique camera business reporter Dennis Seid brought in today. She even took a selfie with it.

Yeah, we’re easily amused. OK, let’s move on to the news of the day from today’s Journal and DJournal.com. Read more

Daily Lead 8.05.14: At least you’re not an Alabama fan

Feeling bad about yourself? Well, things could be worse. You could be one of these guys. (Their smiles hide the deeply buried pain.) (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Feeling bad about yourself? Well, things could be worse. You could be one of these guys. (Their smiles hide the deeply buried pain.) (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Good morning. If you’re feeling badly about yourself, I have two suggestions:

1) Get a haircut and beard trim, as I did this morning, thus giving yourself a false sense of confidence that should last ~ 24 hours.

2) Be glad you’re not an Alabama fan and thus don’t have to participate in such a sad, pathetic tradition as racing across an open field to procure the autograph of a man who has no idea who you are. Roll Tide.

There, now everyone feels awesome and ready to dive into some news. Read more

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