Monthly Archives: September 2003

Support is Building

We had a great fundraising party last night at the home of Gene Cline on North Elm Street.  Susan Edwards and Gene put on some great food and drink.  Cars were lined all the way down the street, about 100 in attendence and we raised a good amount of cash.  I had to leave the [...]

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Jaycees Debate and Incumbent Woes

After 2 1/2 hours no minds were changed but I got some good face time at the Jaycees debate on stadium issues last night at UNCG.  As the N&R reported, the event was sparcely attended despite some heavy promotion by the local media during the last two days leading up to the event. My guess [...]

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Ownership Meeting

I have decided to call a meeting of the owners and management of the Greensboro Generals to make some decisions about our investment in, and management of, our hockey team. The meeting will be held on October 7th between the hours of 7 a.m. and 8 p.m.  For your convenience, I will be setting up various [...]

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Improperly footnoted

It appears that the News & Record editorial staff has been reading my blog.  Two weeks ago I proposed a set of economic incentive guidelines that companies would have to follow in order to be considered for any taxpayer subsidies.  The City currently has a written policy on handing out incentives, mine takes things a little [...]

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Ambulances in the outfield

This morning at 8:50 there was a bad car accident on Smith  Street with injuries.  Emergency vehicles that were dispatched to the scene utilized the closed street formerly known as Lindsay (soon to be center field).  If they had not made the cut through the proposed center field they would have had to go two more [...]

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Baseball Debates

This morning’s News & Record‘s (links n/a yet) editorial section was almost entirely devoted to the stadium debate.  UNCG professor and N&R columnist Keith Debbage on the “against the ordinance” side and Aycock‘s own Dr. David Wharton (also a UNCG professor) on the “for the ordinance” side.  Also reporter Mark Binker apparently took a break [...]

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YOU are a REPUBLICAN?!?!?

Four people have made this same comment just today.  They were responding to the “Scoop” article in the N&R this morning about my recent episode with the Chair of the Guilford County Republican Party. Two of the comments came from gay neighbors of mine, another from one of the sponsors of a fundraising party that I am [...]

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An incentive to be a good neighbor

It is possible to be beautiful and tacky all at the same time, but in this case… not in equal measures.

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An incentive to be a good neighbor

The City Council delayed action last night on granting economic incentives to Sherwin Williams for an expansion that is supposed to bring 35 jobs to Greensboro at $1,457 per job in combined City/County participation.    Assistant City Manager Ben Brown is organizing a little get togther with all affected parties to hash out some concerns, as [...]

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I wasn’t picked for kickball…

A strange thing happened yesterday. I received a call that the Chair of the Guilford County Republican Party, Marcus Kindley, was to hold a news conference regarding the City Council race on the courthouse steps at 11:00a.  Being the curious type and a registered Republican, I drove down there and arrived at 11:15. I walked [...]

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