Monthly Archives: January 2005

Barbecue on Market Street

Attorney Henry Isaacson and Commissioner Skip Alston have joined forces to bring needed businesses to East Market Street across from NCA&T University.  One of the anchors of the development will be The Barbecue Palace.  The development will be spurred on by a $200,000 loan provided by the City of Greensboro according an article in today’s [...]

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Practice… then preach

Update II – Dan Gillmor points out I am wrong in my assertion that the entirety of ”We The Media” is not available online for free – it is.  Please accept my apologies, Dan.  However, when I click “start reading” at the book’s link at O’Reilly it takes me, and everyone else I imagine, here.  I’ve since looked and [...]

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More, bigger, faster, now

On his new blog, N&R editorial page editor Allen Johnson is talking about the ‘old days’, as, like, the day before yesterday… “In the old days, a reader might fire off an email about an editorial or a column he’s read in this morning’s paper. I’d respond. And that would be that…” And then he offers [...]

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It’s the right thing to do.

From the Reliable Source department.  Chapel Hill bureau. As Sam noted, our County Commissioners are advancing our county’s business at a retreat on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill, about an hour’s drive from Greensboro.  As of around 10:00 this morning, the only Republican County Commissioner in attendence was the newly elected Mike Winstead, Jr. according [...]

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It’s the right thing to do.

As the N&R reported and Greensboro101 amplifies today, my County Commissioner Skip Alston is on mission of great importance. If Commissioner Alston needs a foot soldier to help him put forth a bond offering aimed at providing Guilford County with a long-term crack addiction treatment center, I’ll march along with him in lockstep. No matter what [...]

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So, if its not about the money….?

From Jay Rosen, we learn that the decision on whether or not the N&R will end link-rot as we know it is still up in the air.  Rosen quotes N&R’s John Robinson on the matter, “We have not made a decision, and, unfortunately, it’s not a decision I control.”  It is easy to discern from [...]

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Rottweilers and casseroles and friends

It’s been a couple of days of craziness.  Between window fixin’, kid’s schoolwork, bidding new jobs, Jinni’s chemo treatment yesterday, and so forth and so on – blogging has taken a back seat to my other lives. Because this is chemo week, our friend Rachael did her usual outstanding job of lining up rides and [...]

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First online, then print

I sense a shift in how the N&R is regarding their online news offering. On his blog, at 5:15p, editor-in-chief John Robinson commented on his paper’s 4:45p online coverage of the proposed ACC Hall of Champions.  I’m confident that story will be a local lead (update: link) on my doorstep about seven hours from now.  Along with… [...]

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Writing tips worth reading

From WhatsNextBlog comes some great “Tips for Writing Better Blog Posts” (link via Audio Activism).  Included also are some tips for commenting on weblogs, which is just as important, because as one of our own once said, “commenters are bloggers“.

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A tsunami every week

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