Monthly Archives: April 2007

Pay for the service or take what you get

A belated “thank you” goes out to Mayor Keith Holliday in the wake of his announcement that he will not seek re-election.  My thanks extend not only to his many years of service but also for reopening the conversation about renumeration for Council members.  The mayor said it would “it would really be hard to [...]

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Jack in a tux

Big night for Grimsley Juniors and Seniors last night.  Son Jack and a bunch of his friends got all gussied up for a night on the town.  Prom night. Jinni and daughter Josie drove over to where the crew was gathering before dinner to snap some memories of a good looking bunch of kids almost [...]

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What really happened…

… that night at Duke?  Newsweek’s account.

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Smoke signals out of Raleigh

Mark Binker’s front pager in this morning’s N&R about the N.C. Legislative Black Caucus Foundation has me smelling the smoke of a distant fire. He has a lot more over at The Capital Beat including this undeniable truth… “…it strains credulity to think that large corporations and interest groups – which already spend a lot on [...]

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A tip for the N&R’s news department…

Since you sometimes gets story ideas from local weblogs, here’s a potential one that I hope you will look into. I am hearing that The City Manager’s office may have made illegal payments to a local contractor who may have submitted forged documents as ‘proof’ of work performed.  I think it has to do with [...]

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Sticking by an old friend to the end

With the Greensboro Grasshopper’s new season upon us, I thought it would be a good time to revisit an old friend for this fortnight’s N&R column. With this, I am re-stoking the fires of my blog after an extended, mostly self-imposed, hiatus.  Thanks for your patience. ********************** 4/13/07 Knowing I was such a strong proponent [...]

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Beach, baby… beach.

In case anyone is wondering… I’m on vacation with family and friends at Emerald Isle, NC. Regular blogging will continue soon enough.

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