Monthly Archives: January 2004

Partial Demolition

The N&R documents the beginning of what may be the end for the old Burlington Industries Headquarters and other structures on N. Eugene Street that will be leveled in order to make room for a new minor league baseball stadium. The article touches on the public costs of the “privately funded stadium” but makes no [...]

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Basketball Wars – redooo

Howard Dean’s home turf advantage is gone.  The mean Dean scream apparently caused enough of New Hampshire’s voters to repose back to their political fetal positions turning the tides in favor of Kerry. “I’m not an expert in politics, but I think it’s a bad sign when your speech ends with your aides shooting you with a [...]

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Basketball Wars – redooo

I was wrong, it is apparently not over. I heard that Vic Sapp and the Greensboro Gators AAU basketball organization had chosen not to persue their challenge to the City’s contract for service at the Greensboro SportsPlex with the N.C Baseball Academy through public forums.  Instead they opted to follow up on their complaints through different channels. I [...]

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Good Work Barney

I heard it last night and it sounded like a war cry.  Listening to part (mp3-Drudge) of Dean’s “concession” speech this morning without the video gives a very different impression… more like frustration and or anguish.

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Good Work Barney

Despite what you might have read, The North Carolina Militia actually captured  the trophy and if you are wondering who is interrogating the man and where, here is proof that we have him and he is in good hands.  (Thanks JD) Saddam arrives for a haircut at Floyd’s before Deputy Fife transports the deposed Iraqi leader to Raleigh [...]

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Controlling the Perfect Storm

This confirms my take on the role of weblogs in this year’s Presidential race. Just got in from a rare night out and had this email from a dear friend, John David Mardis in Kentucky upon my return.  His son David is in Iowa as one of Howard Dean’s “Perfect Storm”.  David forwarded this breathless account of [...]

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Maybe I should shut up about this, but…

It doesn’t appear that the Guilford County Tax Department knows what it is doing. I just received tax bills for my properties that are supposed to reflect the first revaluation of real estate in seven years.  Even though I read that, on average, property values rose 31% during the period and the new worth is based on [...]

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It’s A Brave Blog World Out There

I know it seems that I continually mirror fellow Greensborian  Ed Cone on stuff, but he stays on top of all things blog so I don’t have to… anyway… his site led me to BloggerStorm. I truly believe that there is real history in the making going on in Iowa right now and the phenomenon is best summed up [...]

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International Banking – Conclusion

I recently ended my fishing expedition with the Nigerian and Bukina Faso contacts.  I was having fun but decided to move on.  I finally just blew them off  – however, after a little negotiation I did get the ”banker” from West Africa to agree to give me 45% of the ”TWENTY NINE MILLION NINE HUNDRED THOUSAND US DOLLARS” instead [...]

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A Much Needed Policy

The City of Greensboro has completed its audit of affordable housing provider Project Homestead.  The N&R provides the actual audit (PDF file) and reporter Mark Binker’s article and summary of the audit is here. Project Homestead’s now deceased founder Rev. Michael King surely knew the extent of financial irregularities that were to be found within his organization.  His death, [...]

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