Archive: Wed Jul 2007

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    Just when you thought $400 was a lot to pay for a haircut

    John Edwards' hairstylist speaks out: Joseph Torrenueva ... Beverly Hills hairstylist, a Democrat, said he hit it off with then-Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina at a meeting in Los Angeles that brought several fashion experts together to advise the candidate on his appearance. Since then, Torrenueva has cut Edwards's hair at least 16 times. At first, the haircuts were free. But because Torrenueva often had to fly somewhere on the campaign trail to meet his client, he began charging $300 to $500 for each cut, plus the cost of airfare and hotels when he had to travel outside California. Torrenueva said one haircut during the 2004 presidential race cost $1,250 because he traveled to Atlanta and lost two days of work. One thousand, two hundred and fifty dollars. I have had cars that cost less than that. But why is this coming out now?
    Jon Sanders, July 4, 2007
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    On Independence Day and a Founder’s prescience

    In his Townhall.com column today, Michael Medved sounds like my Independence Day post last year: The prophetic nature of [John Adams’] vision still makes the heart race and takes the breath away, some 231 years later. Predicting ?illuminations? (the 18th Century term for fireworks!) to celebrate Independence…
    Locker Room contributor, July 4, 2007
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    Good luck with that pursuit of happiness

    That’s what The News & Observer has as a front-page Independence Day message. Right there above the fold, in display type, is the quote from the Declaration of Independence about “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” But the photo below it is of an immigrant from Togo who…
    Locker Room contributor, July 4, 2007
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    Kyoto fantasy, Part II

    Yes! Weekly’s Amy Kingsley takes a look at the Greensboro City Council’s environmental record: The city council’s environmental record is as divided and unpredictable as the failed 2006 motion to prune the tree ordinance. Issues tackled by the council have included funding for public transportation, watershed protection, greenway preservation,…
    Sam Hieb, July 4, 2007
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    Happy 4th of July

    No big message here. Enjoy the nation’s birthday.
    Jeff Taylor, July 4, 2007