Monthly Archives: January 2004

A Much Needed Policy

Supersleuth blogporter Ed Cone has uncovered the truth about a rumor published by the Rhino and me regarding Jim Melvin’s possible budding newspaper career through an extraordinary bit of research.  Is there anything Cone won’t do for a free drink?

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A Much Needed Policy

From an email by Gary Palmer, co-chair of Greensboro’s chapter of GLSEN: “The Board of Education for Guilford County Schools, North Carolina’s third largest school district with an enrollment of more than 65,800 students and nearly 8,000 employees passed Policy AC, Discrimination-Free Environment (PDF File) at the January 13th, 2004 Board of Education meeting.” ….. (This [...]

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Simplifying my life

In an effort to transform my webblog address into something that even I can remember, I registered hoggsblog.com and pointed it here. The usual Radio address of http://radio.weblogs.com/0128341/ not very catchy and it is just too much for me to remember, much less type, everytime I want to share my URL. Update your bookmarks/favorites folks.  

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Fessin’ Up

My cryptic – but may I say interesting – post about where the financial backing for a new Greensboro weekly newspaper might be coming from gets top billing in today’s Rhino Rumors feature today (not yet posted).  The “reliable sources” cited are somewhat circular in nature however - I got the “scoop” from Rhino personel but was able to [...]

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Basketball Wars – Conclusion?

Last night’s Greensboro Parks and Recreation Commission meeting may have put Vic Sapp’s Greensboro Gators challenge of the City’s SportsPlex contract for service with Delaney Rudd’s Dreams in Motion to bed after quite a build up. Eleven speakers-from-the-floor rose to emotionally praise Rudd’s performance and they were cheered by more than 100 of his supporters.  No [...]

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Basketball Wars – cont’d part III

I guess I didn’t actually miss anything about the impending changes at the old Carolina Circle Mall, I was just a little ahead of the N&R’s coverage of the issue. Please, oh please, let it be a Super Mega Target!

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Basketball Wars – cont’d part III

It finally happened as predicted.  Some New Urbanist couple out of Greenville was investigating the Westerwood Neighborhood online and found the Indymedia site where the combatants continue to go at it (scoll way down) in a decidedly un-neighborly way.  The couple told those assembled that they are gonna pass. Update: I decided to make what I [...]

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Basketball Wars – cont’d part III

In an effort to keep up with my reporting on the issue, N&R sportswriter Jim Young filed a very balanced and well-researched article on the basketball flap at the Greensboro Sportsplex.

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WMS Update

The Greensboro Parks & Recreation Commission’s “task force” on the future re-use of War Memorial Stadium held its first real meeting last night.  This committee has been charged by the City Manager’s Office with determining how the historic stadium and surrounding property will best serve the community after minor-league baseball moves to new digs in 2005. There [...]

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I detect a little reticence here

Jeanene Sessum has something in her craw about Howard Dean’s attempts to take over the South:  “The fact is that Dean has no clue about the southern half of the U.S.”  It is a long post, but a good read.  She ends with: “Look, I don’t have time to go through this point by point. [...]

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