Monthly Archives: December 2005

Over the river….

We are off to the Bluegrass State.  We haven’t been able to go back for the last two Christmas’s and are really looking forward to seeing family and friends.  Both my and Jinni’s parents, our brothers and sisters and extended families are in various locales and it will be good to spend some time with [...]

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A new Greensboro park?

The group of people known as the War Memorial Stadium Task Force (Wharton) met for the fifth time this past Monday, and you need to know what came from that meeting.  I really need a visual to explain how the plans for War Memorial Stadium and surrounds are coming together, but lacking a pretty picture [...]

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No more Trouble

I think Ben really means it this time. Ben Holder is the latest in a long line of Greensboro bloggers who have flamed themselves out after a short, but brilliant, heavily linked and frequently commented-upon presence here in the local blogoshere. (Although I have it on good authority that Ben will re-incarnate elsewhere).  As with most things [...]

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Good for the goose…

The Clinton and Carter administrations ordered domestic surveillance without a court order, too. (Drudge)  (Edited: Drudge didn’t read the whole of the linked orders, nor did I – Carter and Clinton’s orders followed established law – hat tip to Think Progress for reading it and to Ed for the pointer in the comments)…A FISA court judge [...]

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Which will it be?

Now that the High Point Lottery has been deep-sixed, it will be interesting to see how the most vocal parents who were in opposition to the ill-conceived plan react. I suppose a bit of gloating is to be expected, but then it will get down to finding out if they are truly interested in providing [...]

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Litmus test for conservatives

Lex on the President Bush’s unapologetic practice of domestic spying… “This issue will help everyone figure out who the real conservatives are in either party…”

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Whirlies roll

Just so’s you know.  My Josie is on Grimsley’s (6-1) JV basketball team that whooped-up on the Page girls last night, same outcome in the varsity Whirlie/Pirate girls match-up.  I’ll not report the outcomes of the boys’ games, I’ll leave that to others.

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Koufax Awards

I am surprised and humbled to have been nominated, twice, for the Koufax Awards in the new-for-’05 category of Best Coverage of State or Local Issues.  (Bora liked some other locals as well) What are the Koufax Awards, you ask? …FAQ here.  But in a nutshell:  ”The Koufax Awards are held annually to honor the best of left-leaning [...]

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Mid stream horse changing

In today’s edition of Dr. Terry Grier’s Friday Notes, GCS’s weekly information communique, two items caught my eye… Item 1: “Northeast High School was recognized …as the first recipient of the Hubert ‘Hugh” Humphrey, Jr. Award. …Principal Angelo Kidd accepted the award on behalf of the NEHS Leadership Team. The award highlights and rewards innovative high [...]

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Throwaway buildings

So our Tajma Teeter at Friendly Center is going to be demolished after only ten years of service.  The N&R reports The Starmount Company is taking it down to make way for a new ‘financial center’, some shops, and more convenient access to the new – what should we call it? – WhopperTeeter?  This new, [...]

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