Monthly Archives: January 2004

New kid on the block

This past Saturday The News & Record reported (but of course didn’t post) that a new newspaper is starting up in Greensboro.  The yet-unnamed weekly has ESP‘s former editor Ogi Overman as publisher, former head of the Rhino‘s advertising sales team as… uh… head of the new sales team and County Commissioner Mike Barber as investor-laborer-without-portfolio. Shooting [...]

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Great… another Walmart?

Also from the sports desk.  I was told last night that Dr.Donald Linder’s Pyramids Village (and here) plans for the old Carolina Circle Mall are kaput.  I did know that the soccer fields are being taken up but never questioned the reason.  I hear that Wal-Mart has bought the property and is going to have [...]

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Basketball Wars cont’d

I told you this was going to get contentious.  I just received this petition from “Friends of the Greensboro Sportsplex/ Citizens For Fair Play in Youth Basketball”  The document hints at most of the issues that are involved but doesn’t touch on the racial aspects of the situation.   That part will come out later… I am [...]

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International Banking… Part II

OK, I’m a pretty smart guy, you can’t get much over on me, but I am baffled by this one (thanks for the link Dad).  Will someone please explain it to me – I tried it four times and… well… I AM IMPRESSED.\ Update: When my 12 year-old daughter Josie came downstairs I said, “you’ve got [...]

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International Banking – Part III

Banker Bosa assures me that everything is above board: “this transaction is real and one hundred percent risk free and does not relate to any breach of law or proceeds from drugs.” I have explained that I am down to my last $300K and really need to get moving on this, I also have suggested [...]

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International Banking… Part II

I have two fish on the line.  If you will remember I wrote earlier about the many “business opportunities” (read scam) that I have been receiving from various African nations and decided to play along in the interest of educating the masses to the fraud involved (not really, see the last paragraph for my true motivation). [...]

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Trophy

Having been born and raised in rural Kentucky, I am familiar with the standard posing of hunter and game, but I am used to seeing a deer playing the game part.  I like this better, deer never hurt anyone. This particular game might not give the world the satisfaction of hanging around long enough for the taxidermist [...]

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A Line in the Sand, err.. Pavement

From Greensboro’s assistant zoning director Bill Ruska, the N&R reports some surprising but welcome words I never thought we would hear,  “We’ve got enough commercial property on Battleground (Avenue, for you non-Greensboro readers)”. The City’s recently adopted Comprehensive Plan is going to encounter it’s first major skirmish over the proposed development by Granite Development  On one [...]

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Not as simple as I thought

When normally I would be rushing around getting my three off to school, this morning I get to drink a cup of coffee very quietly and check my news feeds while staring out the window at the reason for the two hour delay in getting another day started. 8:11a Update – SNOW DAY!

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Not as simple as I thought

I just returned from the Greensboro Sportsplex whose basketball program has recently come under scrutiny by the News & Record and the some members of the Greensboro City Council.  The place was really hoppin’… every court and soccer field was full. For the record, my kids have been in the indoor roller hockey program out there [...]

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