Monthly Archives: February 2004

A Reprieve

My suspicion was correct.  I ran into a ‘higher up’ from the Guilford County School’s administration tonight at a GDOT planning session and asked him about the $1 BILLION DOLLARS (with a B) in backlogged school repairs that the N&R reported. He says the figure is more like $300 Million and no one was more [...]

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A day late and an endorsement short

I just added County Commissioner candidate Carl Allen’s new weblog to my local political links.  I also moved Jim Capo’s blog there since he has announced that he is running for Commissioner.  Note to Carl: Paragraphs are good thing. Note #2 to Carl: Ed Cone has a point.

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A day late and an endorsement short

Echoing my first call for council outcry back on Sept. 13 when it was discovered that the citizens of Greensboro had taken over management of our local hockey team, the N&R’s editorial staff takes the City Council to task this past Saturday in and editorial titled “Amnesia about Homestead”: “…(t)he council’s muted responses speak volumes.  There [...]

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Let’s talk

Although my first post regarding the Greensboro Zoning Commission’s 7-2 vote in favor of new commercial development on Battleground Avenue was several days ago, the conversation with Commissioner Janet Wright continues (click on comments). Ms. Wright describes a balancing act: “What happens when staff recommends in favor, the neighborhood is opposed? What if no one in [...]

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I Love This Woman

Today is my beautiful wife Jinni’s 16th anniversary of her 29th birthday.  She is quick to point out that she was born on another Friday the 13th which blows the “bad luck day” stigma all to hell. Jinni is my light, my rudder, my companion, my lover, my Valentine… and my best friend.  Happy Birthday/Valentines [...]

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You have been misled

The vote was taken on February 3rd, 2003 by the Greensboro City Council on whether or not to place the baseball stadium referendum on the ballot.  The Council voted unanimously to place the issue on the ballot entrusting the voters to make a correct and informed decision based on the merits of the situation. During this Council [...]

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Assessment of War Memorial Stadium

The N&R scanned the War Memorial Stadium structural report and posted it (PDF file)online in advance of their coverage.  Excerpts and what started all of this here.

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School Reports

That’s 1 BILLION with a B, right?… not a typo?  Surely the N&R got that wrong.  If the schools need one Billion dollars worth of repair I wonder how they are standing. Also the article cited a GCS report on suspension rates which shows a HUGE decline in total short-term suspensions: “A breakdown of racial/ethnic [...]

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Left Hand Surprises Right Hand… again

Updating yesterday’s post on the Sutton-Kennerly gloom and doom engineering report (PDF) on the structural condition of War Memorial Stadium: During yesterday’s Parks & Rec Commission meeting (N&R) I asked facilities director Mark Bush if he had seen the report and he said he had not, but he is not alone. I took the report to [...]

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WMS is crumbling after all….

Responding to yesterday’s post on the subject, Greensboro Zoning Commissioner Janet Wright is defending her vote to approve rezoning for the new Battlegroud Ave. shopping center by saying her decisions are based on what is best for the “ENTIRE community”. Commentator Tom asks, “Who’s interests are left when a vote favors the “entire” community minus the area’s [...]

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