Monthly Archives: October 2004

District 7 School Board race update

Update: Mr. Scheer, in a comment below, tells us that I mis-spelled his name – among other things. Update II: From a follow-up email from Kris Cooke this morning regarding SOS ads: “Today, Monday, there is a full page ad by SOS against Dot and me and for Loretta Jennings and all others running against [...]

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Odds and ends

I drove straight in from Charlotte last night and arrived at Jameson Stadium just in time for Grimsley’s homecoming kick-off against North Forsysth.  Great game – we won… again.  Grimsley’s second year coach Shuping has really turned that team around.  My son Jack’s JV team has only lost one game all season so next year [...]

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My vote

When my Dad used to get upset with me for doing something that he didn’t approve of he would jokingly (I’m sure of it) say, “I brought you into this world and I can take you out”. I voted for my President in 2000, but in this election I just can’t do it again so I’m [...]

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Here we go….

I’ve received a bunch of communication about the Rhino’s political advertising and editor John and publisher Willy Hammer’s endorsements for the upcoming election.  Even the comments to the last post I made before I left turned to the subject so I guess people need a place to say what they need to say about things.  [...]

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Adios, again.

I didn’t want a to leave without at least saying goodbye.  If I (we) get through this Charlotte thing with our family intact, I will be very impressed with everyone in it, even more so than I am already. I’m making a short week of it and will come home Thursdat night it is currently [...]

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Guilford County election

On election nights, I have always thought that the exit polling data that the networks use to “project” a winner long before the polls close is just the wrong thing to do.  Im my opinion, such data prematurely affects the outcome of an election.  I remember election nights when a presidential election was “decided” long [...]

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Aycock Art

Louisa Lauver, who lives across the street from us here on Cypress Street took up painting in her “spare time” a little while ago.  She has now collected enough to start to sell them and what better way to do that than a weblog. Go check out LouisasPaintings.  She has some cool stuff.  I really [...]

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I give up

Update 3:00p – I am finally catching up on my NR reading from the past week.  An unposted article from Thursday’s paper covered the school board forum that was held at Irving Park Elementary during whcih incumbent Kris Cooke and challenger Bill Davidson apparently had time to really duke it out. The article quoted part [...]

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The Simkins PAC is apparently mis-informed

Because it wasn’t posted online, I found out about the Simkins PAC endorsements (PDF file) by reading Mark Binkers post over at The Inside Scoop Thursday night.  Only one surprise among the lot and it wasn’t the fact that they broke Democratic ranks and gave the nod to Mike Winstead over Mike Barber and Jim Capo.  [...]

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Changes coming for Aycock Middle?

Long post alert.  Sorry but I couldn’t explain this in six sentences. ***************** Deep within the SOS post’s comments came this bit of news via the commenter “grierouttahere”, whomever that might be: “David, I saw today in the News-Record that Kris Cooke is on the record as proposing reassigning children of Irving Park parents from [...]

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