Monthly Archives: January 2004

Expanding my horizons

I just spent a little time reading other weblogs that contain links to Hogg’s Blog.  Some are “national” blogs with high readership, some are truly diaries.  One of my very favorites is Allied (Jeanene Sessums) who makes me laugh and/or cry and/or think everytime I go there. It occurs to me that the reason that I keep [...]

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Heads will roll

N&R reporter and fellow blogger Lex Alexander grabbed the front page this morning with his report on the impending death of Project Homestead. While it appears that the taxpayers of Greensboro will lose a bunch of money because of Homestead’s Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing, we are not alone.  The City of Goldsboro was heavily involved [...]

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Correction

While I am kinda neutral, leaning “leave it alone”, on the issue of the Guilford County School’s adopting a policy banning American Indian names and images as school mascots, I also believe that we need the correct information to make an informed decision. The last line in an article in Thursday’s N&R’s states, “District officials have [...]

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Extended absence/conclusions

Because of the snow and ice and no school, cabin fever set in so we headed to the mountains for some skiing (or at least what passes for skiing in North Carolina).  Every time I go I find that my 12 year-old equipment gets further and further out of fashion in an environment that thrives [...]

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Who’s in charge?

Lex Alexander doesn’t think the Howard Dean is being treated fairly over the “scream” and makes some good points about the audio.  Having dealt with sound systems myself for many years I get his point. This video (.mov) from Brian Flemming proves what Lex is saying and why George Bush had to quit drinking (the question [...]

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Who’s in charge?

Last night I attended a social function and ran into Mayor Holliday and Councilman Robbie Perkins.  We briefly discussed an article that had just been published by the News & Record that states the City has so far run up a $300,000 deficit related to the controversial management of the Greensboro Generals hockey team. Robbie felt [...]

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Who’s in charge?

So it’s not just me who has has been noticing the trend towards the lessening of citizen involvement in Greensboro’s governing processes.  This morning’s N&R asks some good questions about how accountable our elected local government is. Question: How much City Council oversight and control actually exists in the day-to-day operation of Greensboro City government.  Answer: Not much. Question: How concerned is [...]

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Words to live by

Still quite vitriolic over where the Independent Media Center is hosting the Westerwood Neighborhood Feud. I got a follow up email from the couple from Greenville, NC who opted to pass on Westerwood after running across the “discussion” linked above. They were looking for a realtor in Greensboro and asked for some recommendations… I was happy to give them some names.  [...]

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Race among online equals (equally bad)

I just added a bunch of North Carolina political candidate websites to my links on the right. The gubanatorial websites are all the same with the exception of Mike Easley’s, which has absolutley nothing on it.  Each of the Republican challenger’s sites have the obligatory headings and it appears that they were all developed by [...]

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Violation (Probably Just Part I)

In case you were wondering why I was posting so early this morning, it was because we had a guy break into our house last night at around 3:00a, while we were here and asleep. We know who it was. I fell asleep on the couch last night watching TV so I didn’t go through [...]

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