Monthly Archives: February 2004

Bar Tracking

There has been much speculation here and here (frograbbitmonkey) about the future of the Palms now that DGR, LLC bought the property to consolidate more land for the future baseball stadium site downtown. I have it from a very reliable source that the owner of the Palms rolled her $300,000 into one of my favorite [...]

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I’ll miss Sex too

Jinni was frantic as to where to watch the ending episode of Sex and the City tonight on HBO.  We haven’t had the premium channel since Time Warner fixed a down line several months ago and removed the curiously errant service from our pole instead of adding it to our bill. She ran into an [...]

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Workin’ on an “A”… by myself

It’s Science Project DEADLINE on Monday for Jesse, my 4th grader.  It was assigned sometime early last year but of course we put it off until the last weekend.. About two hours ago he and I were looking up things about the International Space Station online and he quietly snuck away to watch TV while [...]

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Lag Time

Rosemary Robert’s recent, but belated (Feb. 20), column is the N&R’s only editorial response to the awarding of the Alston-Jones International Civil Rights Award to the Rev. Al Sharpton back on February 6th.  Roberts cites Sharpton’s past transgressions on racial matters and terms the giving of the award as a “shame”. The Rhino, a weekly publication [...]

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Another “done deal”

The News & Record’s “Inside Scoop” is a feature that I like to read every Saturday.  It is the closest thing that my local paper has to a weblog. The Scoop is kinda news… kinda editorial…  Today’s scoop leads with an incident that occured at last Tuesday’s City Council meeting that echos the disconnect and dis-enfranchisement [...]

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Amber Alert? We wouldn’t know.

My brother Keith sent me a heads-up and link to the RSS feed for the nationwide Amber Alerts system last weekend.  I saw the power and the possiblilities for the feed immediately and ”signed up” for the feed and picked up the link button to their site for my blog roll while there.  The information said they would contact [...]

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Confirmed

The autopsy on Rev. Michael King is in.  Suicide.  How come we get it first from Albermarle’s Daily Advance? ************ Also, the N&R reported that someone at the Guilford County School Board retreat was either speaking or hearing incorrectly as I found out the other night.

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Ever-changing Downtown

Oh goody!  We now have a live webcam (via Action Greensboro) so we can all witness the destruction of part of Greensboro’s history from the comfort of our cubicles.  The 1927 Bulington Industries Headquarters is in the foreground – Davis Love’s old office is in the left corner on the second floor.  The Westerwood Neighborhood [...]

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Lest we forget

The Carolina Peacemaker reports that Rev. Al Sharpton issued “(a) warning about the perils of forgetting the past…” and that he urged the audience to watch out for “Negro amnesia” during his recent visit to Greensboro to receive the Alston-Jones International Civil and Human Rights Award. Best selling author Jerry Bledsoe, in a special to the Rhino [...]

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Blog Improvement

I spent last night setting up categories for my blog.  Although everything is not working correctly yet, the categories over there, in the link box——————->>>>>> will simplify navigation and organize everything as this blog gets larger. It takes a while to go back through six month’s worth of posts and categorize them but I figure [...]

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