Monthly Archives: November 2003

Pulling together… finally

We learned it in elementary school: all ships rise with the tide.  Getting the tide to rise is difficult, but we may now have a better shot at making it happen. Finally realizing that we can be a strong regional economic force, the Chambers of Commerce of Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem have agreed to [...]

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We need a little help here

Drumline Update: 10:00a – $250.00 raised Drumline Update: 3:30p – Local Music Store (The Music Loft) donated 144 pairs of sticks.  Retail value $864.00. Drumline Update: 4:00p – Page and Grimsley H.S. band directors are “in”.  Grimsley has some percussion surplus – 3 bass drums, 3 snare drums and a couple of tenor drums all [...]

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Getting drafty

I am now seriously worried about Mr. Sun.  Every couple of days I expectantly click over to his site and there is nothing going on. One of the problems with anonymous posting is that if something happens and their posting suddenly stops, we don’t know who to be concerned about.

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Getting drafty

Jim Capo has been feeling a draft, and I am beginning to listen. Even before we invaded Iraq there were concerns that we might come up short on military man (woman) power and Sen. Fritz Hollings and Rep. Charles Rangel responded by proposing bicameral bills in Congress back in January that would reinstate the draft. “Citing [...]

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We need a little help here

I just stopped down at Aycock Middle School and ran into chorus director extraordinaire Jimmy Cheek and simply asked, “how’s it going?” Jimmy has been on the front lines for keeping several of Aycock’s more recalcitrant students interested and involved in school and his mission has been harder this year than most. Jimmy asked if [...]

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WMS Lament

In a letter to the editor of the N&R, Milton Grenfell from Charlotte states the case for why we in Aycock fought so hard for the Bats to stay in War Memorial Stadium more succinctly than anyone has before IMHO: “…Stripped of its colorful, lively neighborhoods, the Bats’ baseball experience will be drained of life [...]

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Out of one light, into another

I’ve had two Angel Trumpets (PDF File) growing in pots on my front porch for 4 or 5 years and they are beautiful when in rare bloom.  As a matter of fact I just brought them indoors last night because of impending frost. The neighbor who gave them to me cautioned that they were poisonous but today [...]

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Out of one light, into another

It was to be expected I suppose.  Campaign Withdrawal Syndrome.  A quick Google search turned up no cure but one article did admit the ailment’s existence.  The limelight is appealing to me and it seems that I have been basking in it for quite a while.  I guess it just takes a while to adjust to the [...]

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A start for PART

Back in February Governor Easley’s administration announced the $4B “N.C. Moving Ahead!” transportation program that reportedly will create 30,000 North Carolina jobs.  Partially funded by a $700M set-aside that was originally earmarked for new “urban loops”, the legislature apparently saw the folly in continuing this practice in favor of improving the roads we have and [...]

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Greensboro Resident’s Forum

Back from the beach a feeling pretty good.  It is true that a bad day at the beach is better than a good day at work. Never did catch up with Don and the Mayor but I did catch up on my sleep.  Also caught up with Jesse and Josie (Jack had a hockey tournament [...]

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