Monthly Archives: January 2006

Reflecting on free-will school segregation

While I agree with the N&R’s opinion that a return to segregated schools is a bad thing, how can our school board do otherwise in the face of our community’s apparently overwhelming sentiment that Guilford Countians want ‘neighborhood schools’? In a companion post on Friday that set the stage for today’s editorial position, Allen Johnson invokes [...]

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Carmany has read the GPD reports for us.

Councilwoman Carmany is doing the best she can by keeping us informed of what is contained in two independent reports on the Greensboro Police Department.  She has read them and is reaffirming her support of manager Johnson’s actions to date. Due to her exhaustive efforts to keep us current on developments of this issue (and many [...]

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Getting my groove back

Unlike any other weblog software in existance. mine resides on my laptop. So when my hardrive crashed early last week I experienced an extended bout of blogging laryngitis.  I cite this ailment for analogy because, thanks to the comment sections of other local blogs, I didn’t completely lose my voice.  But when compared to having access to my own full-throated voice [...]

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Inclusion efforts in High Point

I applaud the city of High Point for extending the hours of bus service last night.  This “guaranteed ride home” from the school redistricting forum (N&R) was instigated so folks who depend on public transportation could not only get to the meeting at 7:00p, but also get home.  According to an unposted N&R article, High Point’s [...]

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Failures of GCS redistricting

I attended Tuesday night’s school redistricting meeting at Page High School and came away feeling very uneasy about the process for two reasons.You would think, what with this being all about where our children will be attending school and all, that the school system would make its best efforts at presenting the many options (maps), [...]

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Thanks to CompUSA

I’m back.

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Failures of GCS redistricting

I attended Tuesday night’s school redistricting meeting at Page High School and came away feeling very uneasy about the process for two reasons.You would think, what with this being all about where our children will be attending school and all, that the school system would make its best efforts at presenting the many options (maps), [...]

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Chief Wray resigns

MESSAGE FROM CITY MANAGER MITCH JOHNSON   GREENSBORO, NC (January 9, 2006 10:20a) – At 8:30 this morning, Chief David Wray announced his resignation as Police Chief.  He has issued a statement, which I understand that the press has received.      I have appointed Assistant Chief Tim Bellamy as the acting Chief effective immediately. I [...]

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No front runner in District 2

Because the preponderance of commenters over at the N&R’s Chalkboard blog are North High Point residents who strongly opposed the Choice Plan, Susan Mendenhall’s decision not to seek another term on the school board as the representative for that area has elicited much giddiness and plenty of discussion of who her successor might be. Friday’s N&R article mentioned [...]

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Temporary Resurrection

As Cone noted, my laptop went dead Thursday night.  This occured right after I posted something negative about Pat Robertson.  My suspicion is that Robertson got wind of it and had a little talk with God.  I  suppose I should be grateful that a tornado didn’t come tearing down Cypress Street.  Anyway… I got a reprieve. [...]

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