Archive: Thu Jul 2007

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    Can’t get excited for W-S

    Medicaid relief for N.C. counties isn’t dead. Forsyth County doesn’t know what to think, but Winston-Salem likes what’s coming out of the Senate Finance Committee: The plan calls for the state to take over 25 percent of the county’s Medicaid share in October 2007, and 50 percent in July…
    Sam Hieb, July 12, 2007
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    Big Surprise 2

    GCS delays Smith Academy opening: Joe Hill, facilities consultant, said the district had to push back completion of the renovation of the former Oakwood Mobile Homes headquarters on South Holden Road after construction crews discovered mold in the drywall. The district hired All-Kleen of Greensboro to remove the mold…
    Sam Hieb, July 12, 2007
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    Revisionist history of the founding

    I missed The People’s Cube’s July 4 offering, so I’m sharing it with you now: Prior to July 4, 1776, not a single person in the world starved, got sick, worked hard for a living, or experienced any pain and anxiety. No one had ever been oppressed or unfairly…
    Locker Room contributor, July 12, 2007
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    Re: Mental health parity

    Joe, does it cover one-armed drummers? …
    Locker Room contributor, July 12, 2007
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    Another Reason Uptown is Not Manhattan

    A parking spot — a parking spot — is going for $225,000 in Manhattan. And there is a waiting list for them. The average price of a home in Charlotte is right around that number — maybe even a little less. Yet Charlotte wants to pretend that you…
    Jeff Taylor, July 12, 2007
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    Mental Health Parity

    Small companies will soon have to include mental health coverage that is equal to physical health coverage in the insurance they offer their employees thanks to HB973. The bill states that the mandate is on insurance companies, but a large portion of the cost will be borne by…
    Locker Room contributor, July 12, 2007
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    Re: CCS revelations go to D.C.

    …and if you want to hear Paul talk about it live on WBAL in Baltimore, tune in on the web, WBAL.com, at 4:15 tomorrow  afternoon. …
    Locker Room contributor, July 12, 2007
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    Japanese win the Sanders Alternative Lottery

    Per WRAL: Envelopes containing 10,000 yen ($82) bills and well-wishing notes have been discovered in municipal toilets across Japan, media reports said, baffling civil servants and triggering a nationwide hunt. Local media have estimated that over two million yen ($16,400) worth of bills were found at men’s rooms…
    Locker Room contributor, July 12, 2007