Monthly Archives: March 2004

In his own words

Dale Yeager speaks… “We have to admit that some kids belong in the juvenile justice system, and not feel compelled to ‘mainstream’ children who pose a clear threat to classmates and teachers. The bad apples must be taken out. And while there certainly are environmental and societal factors that can determine aggressive behavior, the fact [...]

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First response

Needless to say there is a lot of email and phone chatter among Aycock Middle School parents about the possibility of us being the first Guilford County school to require uniforms be worn by all students. My school board representative, Deena Hayes, has responded to a parent’s inquiry.  Before doing so, Hayes asked for an opinion from Seraph, [...]

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Return of the Oxford shirt

We are going through a debate at Aycock Middle School over whether or not students will be required to wear uniforms next year.  Although the uniforms won’t be the traditional plaid skirts and similar that usually come to mind, every student will have to conform to a strictly defined “Standard Mode of Dress”. Aycock has [...]

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They’re here… they’re “us”… get used to it.

Gary Palmer, co-chair of the Greensboro chapter of GLSEN is as pro-active as any community leader in Greensboro.  First he spearheaded the anti-discrimination policy for Guilford County Schools and now this. Partner benefits would not only benefit gays working for City government, it would benefit committed, non-wedded straight relationships as well.  Most importantly however, such a policy would show [...]

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Damn!

What the hell is a UAB?  I guess I’m a Wake Forest fan now.

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Odds and ends

Commissioner Yow has inpired others to excercise their right of free speech.  WXII has some streaming video (Real Player) with him denying that he is a racist. ***************** Someone has become real interested in Greensboro’s Assistant City Manager Mitch Johnson lately.  Over the last few days Google has sent me 12 visitors with Johnson as [...]

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My Party’s Considered Response to Racism Within It’s Ranks

The Rhino quotes (not posted yet) Guilford County Republican Chairman and County Commissioner candidate Marcus Kindley today when asked to respond to Commissioner Billy Yow’s abject racism.  Sez Kindley, “The Guilford County Republican Party does not condone this type of T-shirt“. Kindley doesn’t renounce Yow’s actions and the pure-d racism that he represents… no dear reader.. he condemns [...]

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Whoops

City Councilwoman T. Diane Bellamy-Small takes the same stance as Mayor Pro-tem Yvonne Johnson about who really owes the tax debt in the family in an un-posted N&R article today. Bellamy-Small says that her $1,194 delinquent 2003 property tax bill is “(m)y husband’s responsibility, not mine”.  This statement mirrors Johnson’s 2003 assertion that her husband Walter’s $564,000 [...]

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Whoops

I was called on the carpet (really the phone) today by the News & Record’s legal department.  I posted a copyrighted photo of Commissioner Billy Yow posing with his racist t-shirt creation and was politely asked to remove it this afternoon. The picture was up briefly on their home page this morning but has now [...]

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Piss on WHO, Billy?

It’s not the fact that Guilford County Commissioner Billy Yow developed, copyrighted and is distributing a purely racist t-shirt that bothers me so much… we have come to expect racist behavior from him.  The most disturbing thing to me is the quote in this morning’s N&R article from outgoing Commission Chair Bob Landreth:  “I think [...]

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