Daily Archives: March 18, 2012

Slack attendance at ACC Hall of Champions

After reporting yesterday that ACC commissioner John Swofford was ‘surprised’ that the Greensboro Coliseum wasn’t full for this weekend’s NCAA tournament openers, today the N&R reports (unposted) slack first-year attendance for the taxpayer-financed ACC Hall of Champions: The attraction sold about 7,000 mostly discounted tickets during it first year. That’s well under the 26,000 visitorsContinue Reading

Overkill: Do We Really Need AAA Baseball When We Have the NFL and the NBA?

This week, Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx called a new, tax-subsidized stadium for Charlotte Charlotte Knights a “hard sell” and made skeptical noises like he doubted it would happen. He didn’t mean it. That’s just how things get done around here. The politicians who plan to push something go through a sort of 12-step process with these things, withContinue Reading

Invasive species of the moment: Nutria

South American rodents with orange teeth that weigh up to 20 pounds and breed rapidly. As Dennis Stewart, senior biologist at the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge., put it to the Associated Press: They’ll go into a marsh and they’ll just clean out all the vegetation in an area and you’ll have these bare spots…Continue Reading