Monthly Archives: January 2005

A tsunami every week

This week’s Carolina Peacemaker carries an editorial by James Clingman Jr. that ruined my lunch at Mayberry’s today.  He notes that the recent tsunami’s ghastly death toll is certainly sensational, but the disaster is just a minor event in the overall realities of life and death in Africa…. “Every year ten and a half million [...]

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Allen Johnson’s first comment

Even though the N&R’s editorial chief Allen Johnson hasn’t posted anything but  “Testing. Text will go here” on his new weblog – he has already attracted a comment with a good idea that could help take some mystery out of the medium for the average Joe… “…A “How To Blog” section in the “News & Record” [...]

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Listen up

The N&R’s editorial department hit the nail squarely on the head this morning… “…Can Guilford County afford to pay a higher price for top teachers? Perhaps, if leaders think of teachers in terms of value rather than cost.”  Read it all.

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Speak now, or forever keep it quiet

Here’s the draft version of what Greensboro’s new noise ordinance might look like if adopted by the City Council.  The City Attorney’s office has also provided some ‘splainin’ of many of the ordinance’s parameters here. Some background…. Last summer a group of citizens and other interested parties were assembled to develop a new noise ordinance for Greensboro.  The [...]

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Willy’s right… sort of.

Jim Capo posted a short conversation with Rhino publisher Willy Hammer, and Willy sez… “Bloggers…they’re like Ham Radio operators.  They’re talking in their small little groups thinking the rest of the world is interested and of course almost no one is paying attention…  The money in this business is still all in print.  That’s what the [...]

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Who are these guys anyway?

Read what Billy wrote.

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Who are these guys anyway?

Yesterday, between ski runs, I read the N&O and this article about the state’s recent negotiations with Dell Computers caught my eye.  As I read the article, this statement by Dell V.P. Kip Thompson caught my ire… “If a state like N.C. can’t get after this, I’m worried for our country — there’s a certain [...]

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Ever wonder why I love that place…

My Aycock 8th grader Josie told me about what was going to happen after school yesterday and she really wanted to be there in support of her friends even though she’s not in the VSN program.  That’s the thing.  Aycock has always done a great job of integrating everyone into a unified student body… not [...]

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Hypothetical

So, you bring a bunch of high school sophomore and junior guys with you to the mountains and hole them up in a separate cabin than the grown-ups.  Long past what is normally your bedtime you venture out to check on them and walk into their lair.  There’s a pungent odor in the air and a [...]

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Greensboro Blog Swarm Project

At last night’s Blogger Meetup, I brought up an idea that had been percolating in my brain for a while.  This morning Chewie got the ball rolling over at Greensboro101.com.  Good. The idea is to identify a community issue and get local bloggers to focus on it for a period of time with an eye [...]

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