Monthly Archives: April 2004

Leglislating fashion, or common decency?

Lately I have been blogging about the possibility of Aycock Middle School becoming the first school in Guilford County to require all students to wear school uniforms.  I am opposed to uniforms and believe the school should try strimgent enforcement of its current dress code before taking such a drastic step.  Aycock’s code does not allow a [...]

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Rumor has it, and we want it…

North State Chevrolet in downtown Greensboro has completed their move to Bill Black’s operation on Bessemer Avenue over here near the Aycock Neighborhood.  North State’s old digs are now a vast expanse of land that is ripe for development adjacent to where the downtown baseball stadium is being constructed.  What will become of it? Talk [...]

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Double Standards?

Someone changed the rules. Last September, many folks objected that the taxpayer funded Greensboro Convention and Visitors Bureau was allowed to send out a brochure to all Greensboro residents.  The mailer was was clearly an endorsement for the new downtown baseball stadium.  Our City Council had no objection to the brochure entitled: The Downtown Stadium Prohibition Ordinance: [...]

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P A R T Y

Sometimes I sit and blog… and sometimes I just sit.  Right now I’m just taking in the world and waiting to see how I might be able to contibute to the cacaphony.  Nothing comes to mind except this: For the past fifteen years or so, Jinni and I have been hosting 150 or so of [...]

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Beach, baby, beach

I’ve been watching Spielberg/Hanks’ Band of Brothers (again) every night for the past week on the History Channel.  The WWII series instills in me great pain, pride and awe.  War between clear, present and UNIFORMED enemies is apparently a thing of the past.  The uniformed part is what makes our war on terror so maddeningly questionable.  [...]

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Beach, baby, beach

Off to the Emerald Isle… see you on Sunday.

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GGO Opinion and News

With the Greensboro Bats moving to their new stadium next year, we say goodbye to War Memorial.           (N&R 4/15/04) Now wait just a minute! I thought you said that the stadium was going to be used even more than ever after the Bats leave.  You said the stadium is a treasure… you said no one is talking [...]

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GGO Opinion and News

Ogi Overman, in a column to his new weekly paper The Greater Greensboro Observer (no website), opines that the N&R might be plotting to put the Greensboro Generals hockey team out of business.  He comes to his conclusion by, “(p)utting seemingly unrelated facts together, when taken as a whole, have the earmarks of a conspiracy.” He [...]

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The High Point Mess

I have been following the contoversy surrounding the “High Point Choice Plan” that was adopted by the Guilford County Board of Education with great interest.  One of my main concerns surrounds the implications that the plan might have for other clusters of Guilford County Schools that share similar racial/family income/space available disparities as exist at High Point [...]

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Happy Birthday to my Number Two Son

Today is Jesse’s birthday.  Someone asked him the other day how old he would be?  His reply.. “the big one O”  Very typical of a guy who is the apple of every person’s eye who has ever met him.  What a joy! And he’s good lookin’ too… just like his old man.

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