Monthly Archives: October 2003

Simkins PAC Endorsements

By tradition the Friday before the election, the Carolina Peacemaker today carries an ad by the Guilford Co. Political Action Committee (Simkins PAC) offering their recommendations for whom the African America community should vote for on November 4th. From the ad: “We were there when you needed a District System to assure African American representation [...]

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Email from Bruce Ashley

I just received an email from Greensboro mayoral candidate Bruce Ashley.  In the message, he asks for everyone who receives it to forward it to others.  I post it here. I have grown to like and respect Bruce through this campaign.  He has attempted to get some serious conversation going about Greensboro’s leadership – or lack thereof [...]

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Rhino Times Election Endorsements

Alright!

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Rhino Times Election Endorsements

The Rhino Times made it’s general election endorsements public today.  Although the weekly newspaper doesn’t post on-line until Monday here are the picks along with a little editorializing of my own. For those of you keeping up from around the nation, The Rhino is the political newspaper in Greensboro.  Although it is only published on Thursdays, the [...]

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Get your tickets

I just received this email.  Originally sent by Bat’s General Manager Don Moore, the message describes parts of the team’s marketing strategy for the 2004-05 baseball seasons.

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War Memorial Stadium

The front page of the N&R today reported mainly about the second segment of yesterday’s City Council briefing session concerning Aycock  That portion addressed the future of War Memorial Stadium. City Manager Ed Kitchen outlined a three step process for developing a strategy for how to best utilize the Stadium and surrounding property. Evaluate the [...]

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One more step to go

I attended the City Council briefing yesterday for two reasons: to shorten the learning curve for what I will need to catch up on after the election and to see the Aycock Plan cross it’s second-to-the-last hurdle before its adoption by the City Council at their November 5th meeting (the day after the election). The News [...]

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Traffic Building

Not really sure, but I have an idea why 28 web surfers have found and read my weblog in the last few hours by typing “White Street Landfill” into a Google or Yahoo search. They found a link to my lengthy history lesson and public position on the issue that I posted on August 11th. The future of [...]

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Mr. President, please attack Appalachia…

“… You have promised healthcare for all Iraqis. We could use the same thing here… (Y)ou have also promised to rebuild the schools in Iraq. We too have schools that need rebuilt and that need more funding.” Being a Kentuckian by birth and rearing, and having traveled much of Appalachia during a former business life, I [...]

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The Underground Railroad

Last night I had my interview with the powerful Simkins PAC at Steve Bowden’s law offices on Summit Avenue.  All nine of the Committee Members in attendance are well respected leaders of the community and it was a real honor to be before them. The main point that I tried to relate is that many of my [...]

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