Archive: Tue Nov 2015

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    American Airlines adds another retro jet

    Here’s a link to a picture, and I’ll say you either really know your aviation history or lived in the western U.S. for the livery to mean anything.
    Michael Lowrey, November 10, 2015
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    Why the Panthers are so good this year

    No, not because of Cam Newton, who actually is doing about as well as last year. Rather it’s about Josh Norman and company. As Neil Paine of fivethirtyeight.com explains: Generally speaking, to win more games in the NFL, you need to throw the ball more effectively. That is, unless…
    Michael Lowrey, November 10, 2015
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    Charlotte food craze of the moment

    Doughnuts.
    Michael Lowrey, November 10, 2015
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    Kyle Fleischmann missing now for eight years

    Has it really been eight years? On November 9th, 2007, a drunk Kyle Fleischmann walked out of Buckhead Saloon without a jacket on a cold night and disappeared. The case generated huge amounts of attention at the time and remains Charlotte best known missing persons case. WBTV did a…
    Michael Lowrey, November 10, 2015
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    Catalyst Book Tour Update

    You anxiously awaited the release. You’ve watched the video.  You’ve read the teaser. You’re intrigued by the name calling. You’ve placed your order. And now you’re ready to see it all for yourself. Only a few stops left on the statewide book tour for John Hood’s new…
    Becki Gray, November 10, 2015
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    Higher Education and the Regulatory State

    In a recent piece at the American Interest, Walter Russell Mead notes that: American colleges are diverting more and more money away from serving students and instead using their funds to develop a massive D.C. lobbying force. The Wall Street Journal reports: Colleges and universities…
    Jon Guze, November 10, 2015
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    A Map Of Direct Primary Care In North Carolina

    More and more primary care physicians are severing their contracts with insurance companies. Cutting ties not only grants physicians more time with their patients, but also allows them to deliver basic health care services at a lower cost since 40 percent of overhead is no longer being spent on getting paid by…
    Katherine Restrepo, November 10, 2015
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    Forsyth County commissioners: one ballpark incentive at a time

    Winston-Salem Journal reports Forsyth County commissioners delayed a vote on a $450,000 per year incentive for a parking deck that would service a proposed $53 million mixed-use development next to BB&T Ballpark. But before commissioners vote on that incentive, they want a signed document releasing the county from an…
    Sam Hieb, November 10, 2015