Monthly Archives: June 2005

Good luck, soldier

Greensboro’s blogging soldier is headed back to Iraq for six more months.  I tried to pull a quote or two from his latest post, but no single sentence or paragraph he wrote could capture the sincerity, commitment, and humanity he exemplifies. Read it for yourself.  No… I mean it, read what the man has to say.

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Presumptuous kahunas

It would seem that Dr. Linder is going about this development thing (N&R) kinda bass ackwards.  (That’s Kentucky-speak for ‘what-the, ….?’) According to Councilwoman Carmany (does she ever sleep?), Dr. Donald Linder has assured his bankers they can bank on some “…written confirmation that infrastructure credits or other funds in ‘an amount acceptable’ to them will be [...]

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Overground railroad diverted

Sandy Carmany on answers to City Council questions about what going on with AG’s Center City Park, which will break ground July 5th:  “…I had the distinct impression of being railroaded and being told in the future ‘Oops, it’s too late to do anything now’.”

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Attention Walmart shoppers

Regarding the N&R’s report of WalMart coming to the old Carolina Mall property. I knew something was up last week when I noticed the old Toys ‘R Us building was leveled.  Yesterday, when I drove by on my way to a project in Eden, I noticed that the old Montgomery Ward portion of the mall [...]

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Aycock vs Action Greensboro… again.

Now don’t get me wrong, I like me some Downtown Greenway (N&R).  I think the concept is just as Councilman Perkins describes: “…a forward-thinking initiative.  But before we go and start considering a bond package for voters to consider in 2006 for the Greenway’s estimated $25M price tag, let’s see what else is in the ‘in-need-of-possible-bond-funding’ pipeline.  [...]

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Moving forward in Aycock

The city has signed a contract to develop plans for the renovation of War Memorial Stadium and surrounds.  Walter Robbs Callahan and Pierce out of Winston Salem was selected by a committee charged with the reviewing all submitted proposals. I was a member of that committee and have great confidence in the firm selected.  Everyone was [...]

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The Commandments ruling… local takes

Guarino on yesterday’s Ten Commandments rulings by the Supreme Court: “… the left regularly inveighs that offensive material on television ought not be opposed, because the viewer has the option to turn it off.  The viewer or listener of religious speech, likewise, can reject it if he or she is offended.  But banning it entirely is [...]

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National decision… local impact

A Supreme Court decision, due out today, may affect Guilford County.  At issue is the constitutionality of public displays of the Ten Commandments. The grand courtroom where the Guilford County Commissioners now meet in our old County Courthouse has an unabashed display of the Commandments behind the Commissioner’s dais.  To me, in that particular edifice, the Commandments [...]

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I hadn’t thought about it, but he’s right…

Billy on JW:  “… For us dudes, reading JW’s blog is sometimes like sitting through those women’s hygiene commercials on television…”  Heh.  Read it all.

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A new arrival – Ed Whitfield

Ed Whitfield is blogging. Even though Ed gives me some credit for pushing him over the edge with my phone call to him earlier this month, I credit the fact that he just has a lot of important things to say and this is a great medium  for getting it out here for everyone to see.  [...]

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