Monthly Archives: January 2006

Roch has been busy

Greensboro101′s spinoff, Altmedia101, is finding more and more success with local and regional advertisers.  Since Roch Smith, Jr. started soliciting ads that show up on many local blogs and the Greensboro101.com site itself, the space reserved in the column to the right ———–> has rarely been devoid of concerns looking to reach a very targeted audience. What’s the target [...]

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Goldie Wells’ vision

Along with nearly 100 other neighbors, I attended last night’s Greensboro Neighborhood Congress sponsored community meeting to hear of newly elected Councilwoman Goldie Well’s vision for the city in general and District 2 in particular.  I am happy to report that Dr. Wells sees things very clearly, indeed. As one of the few council members [...]

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Wharton vs Hammer

David Wharton breaks blog silence to take Rhino Times editor John Hammer to task for Thursdays column entitled War Memorial to be Shell of Former Self..  David apparently composed his letter to the editor submission on his blog to give us a sneak peek at his point-by-point refutation of Hammer’s accounting of the January 17th War [...]

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More of what’s below the GPD waterline

As the War Memorial Stadium Task Force continues to wrestle with whether or not it is important for the old stadium to retain its status as being listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, I think it is important to note the following fact:  WMS’s National Registry nomination and subsequent 2001 listing was never supported by City.  The city’s [...]

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More of what’s below the GPD waterline

Former police Chief Wray’s explanation (N&R) for why the infamous “black book” was initially created involved an allegation by a female citizen.  As the story goes, she was allegedly ”groped” by a black officer and the book was assembled to serve as a photographic ‘line-up”.  Sounds reasonable, right? But here comes Councilwoman Sandy Carmany revealing another “piece of the iceberg” floating beneath [...]

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Our overdraft protector

Jay Ovittore is taking SunTrust Bank to task for their business practices. My family has been living on the financial edge for some time now, so I can identify with Jay’s frustration and sense of outrage and injustice.  For the most part, the banking system is unforgiving and very costly for those of us with ‘average daily [...]

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War Memorial Stadium of the future?

During the January 17th meeting (Meeting minutes – PDF file) of the War Memorial Stadium Task Force we were presented with six different scenarios for what the stadium and surrounding property could become in the future.  These scenarios forward the concept of surrounding WMS with a park, instead of a parking lot. All of the schemes [...]

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Mr. Sun takes on the Greensboro hopefuls

Mr Sun ’live-mocked’ Greensboro’s American Idol auditions.  Have pity on the poor guy and go read his somber observations on the talent, or lack there of, that Greensboro is now known for.  So how did Greensboro come off to the rest of the world last night?  I’d give us a mixed review.  What we want to be known [...]

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You’re outahere Daniel

NBC has cancelled The Book of Daniel (via Matt Hill) effective immediately.  After catching the last episode I can’t say I’m sorry its gone.  Not because it was about a disfunctional family headed by an Episcopal minister on Vicodin, not because Jesus was portrayed as the preacher’s confidant (I thought that was the coolest part), not [...]

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Big Whoops

Well at least the N&R got (acting… or not) police Chief Bellamy’s picture right in the online edition.  I’m not sure who the white guy is that some copy editor inserted for Bellamy’s likeness on today’s front page, but I am sure that JR has experienced better mornings than how this one must have started.

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