Monthly Archives: February 2005

Reporting on racism charges – redeux

This past Saturday, the N&R pulled an inadvertant release of a draft article on the City Council’s reactions to County Commissioner Skip Alston’s charges of racism within the city staff.  They finally ran Matt William’s piece today. John Robinson explains what happened, why they pulled it and why they are staying with the story… he also has [...]

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Gratitude for ya

This morning’s N&R carries a full page ad from Dell Computers announcing they are breaking ground for their new manufacturing facility today over in Forsyth County… “Our new facility is expected to open in fall 2005.  Thank you to the organizations and companies that have helped us expand our horizons into North Carolina…” The ad [...]

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To you… the vanquished… up yours

Somehow I missed an extraordinary quote in Lorraine Ahearn’s N&R column of February 9th.  Actually, I missed the whole article until someone directed my attention to it today. Locke Clifford is a part owner of the Greensboro Grasshoppers and was intimately involved in getting the new stadium built.  He is acutely aware of concerns raised [...]

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But don’t get the big head… Yet.

How do you they like jw now?  Some do, some… not so much.

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But don’t get the big head… Yet.

Roch Smith Jr.’s local blog aggregation site, Greensboro101.com, is a hot topic around www journalism circles.  Witness the latest from The Digital Edge and J-New Voices. It’s not our normal brand of local navel gazing when outsiders are doing the gazing, is it? - It’s more like real news.  Keep it up Roch, et al.

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Choose your cause…

Last night I had choices of which parts of my community I should stick my head and two cents worth into. There is a big flap brewing over at Grimsley High School where Jackson currently attends and where Josie will join him next year.  The N&R wrote about it on Sunday.  The administration has identified some [...]

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Jinni’s Journal – Part III

OK, its an official pity party. The latest installment of Jinni’s Journal was published in the Life section of today’s N&R.  Following close on the heels of my post yesterday about how much cancer costs in financial terms, Jinni gives you the rest of the story.  She contends, among other things, that your faithful correspondent [...]

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Scoop as bill collector

This morning’s non-blog Inside Scoop continues tracking the delinquent tax bills of some of our elected officials.  The N&R reports City Councilwoman Diane Bellamy-Small and Board of Education member Deena Hayes paid down their 2004 bills, but balances are still outstanding. Now I am not condoning their delinquencies, but I have to wonder…  With the [...]

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The costs are staggering

Procrastination is my long suit… especially when it comes to running head-long into brick walls that I know will take much head-butting to tear down.  I just find it difficult to make that initial effort sometimes.  Such is the case with our medical bills. They have been piling up, mostly unopened, since the initial round arrived from [...]

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Town Square trolls

Chewie likes the N&R’s new Town Square but she doesn’t like some of the people who congregate there… “…Hiding behind pseudonyms, these fomenter commenters derive glee and it would seem catharsis by scattering slanderous birdshot at the Letters blog. The topic doesn’t matter; they just want a fight, a chance to list all the things [...]

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