Monthly Archives: September 2005

Go Whirlies

Page Pirates - 14  Grimsley Whirlies - 41 That’s two years in a row.  For Grimsley, that is as close to a tradition as they have ever experienced against their arch rivals. **************** Update – 10/1: For far-flung relatives and friends who might not understand the importance of this past week’s activities and last night’s game to students and alumni of [...]

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Relief through music

If you are looking for some live music this weekend, Sunday is your day.  Donating $10.00 to the Red Cross’ Hurricaine Relief Fund will get you in to all of the venues to hear all of the bands – all day long – all over Greensboro.  In addition, several items will be available for the [...]

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Trip to Greenville

To me, yesterday’s Action Greensboro sponsored trip to Greenville, SC felt like a baton was being subtlely passed.  For several years now, downtown’s rivitalization efforts have been spearheaded by the private sector – namely local foundations.  If Action Greensboro’s choice of where to send two busloads of people was meant to hold Greenville up for [...]

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Strange busfellows

Speaking of the “great white fathers”.  As you know, I accepted a gracious invitation from Action Greensboro to sojourn down to Greenville, SC to learn about all of the things that city is doing to position itself for the challenges of the future and how we, here in Greensboro, might be able to emulate some of their [...]

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The ‘mindset ‘of the ‘great white fathers’

From my point of view, Ed Cone pegged what I believe to be the underlying truth behind the N&R’s almost dismissive treatment of the Greensboro Truth & Reconcilliaton Commission’s efforts as exemplified by this morning’s article on the subject.  The headline on the front page nearly screamed: “Nothing new to see here, everybody just move along“.  In the comments [...]

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Say WHAT?

I don’t care who you are, but $35M is one big ol’ chunk of change.   Backers of the likely bond to fund the much needed renovation of Greensboro’s War Memorial Auditorium will do well to hire one hell of a salesman in advance of floating such a choker of a price tag in front of the voters [...]

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Snippets from the City Council candidate’s forum

I won’t have a lot of time tonight to post about the at-large Candidate Forum but I must say, it was one of the best forums I have ever witnessed.  Utilizing a whole host of questioning formats, local webloggers (namely Roch, Michael and Hardy) squeezed some real substance out of what many times can come [...]

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Questionable qualifications

General notes – Very strange that only one African American is among the eight people running for City Council. Of course you must draw on your own experiences to project what you will do, but how does providing affordable housing. Greensboro Coliseum – Gatten – Matt Brown is an exceptional employee.  Subasavage – The City [...]

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Questionable qualifications

Not only is this the first forum of the municipal campaign season, it is the first one ever run by a rag-tag group of citizens who’s only motivation is to get information out to the world. I see no visible signs of the main stream media here, so all of the information you will likely [...]

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Questionable qualifications

Fecund Stench opines that recent revelations about District 2 candidate Lewis Byers’ past transgressions might work in his favor… “…a criminal record is seen as a badge of honor among his potential constituents and may actually help his campaign.” As one of Byers’ ”potential constituents”, I’m confident that Stench’s opinion of the values held in District 2 is way [...]

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