Archive: Aug 2007 (page 12)

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    "God was chasing me"

    Michael Decker says he was beset by health problems as a result of conspiring with Jim Black to defraud the people of the North Carolina. Don’t know if that was the Almighty or the FBI at work, but it is clear from this new interview that Decker was not…
    Jeff Taylor, August 28, 2007
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    John Lassiter: On the Issues

    Continuing with the Meck Deck candidate survey of at-large GOP Charlotte city council candidates: 1. What is the greatest challenge facing Charlotte today? Lassiter: We must preserve the quality of life and affordability that has made this city attractive for job creation and business investment. Our task includes a strong…
    Jeff Taylor, August 28, 2007
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    Talking government contracts

    Rep. Brad Miller visits with Alamance County’s largest employer and talks government contracts.
    Sam Hieb, August 28, 2007
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    We’ve all got ’em, and you know you want ’em, baby: Dead Indian voters.

    The Citizen-Times did some fine reporting, recently disclosing that over 300 registered Asheville voters were dead. One guy had been dead for fourteen years. Email posts in response to the article were amusing. Most shared stories from their personal experiences of bad record-keeping at the Board of Elections. Others wondered at the…
    Leslee Kulba, August 27, 2007
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    Re: Always fear Juanita

    That explains why I just overheard Daren on the phone saying “Jaunita, my sweet taquita, what are you up to?” Now there’s the Bakst man on the first floor with th’ blues……
    Locker Room contributor, August 27, 2007
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    “I’ll be watching you”

    The Dean of Columbia Business School stars in the best economics video on YouTube … about job envy.
    Locker Room contributor, August 27, 2007
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    Re: Always fear Juanita

    I gave Juanita one simple thing to do, and she still messed it up.  I don’t know how many times I told her, “Juanita, remember, I don’t mean your husband.”…
    Locker Room contributor, August 27, 2007
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    Re: The Gov’s Office

    Chad, Unfortunately, quality of communication was not one of the results measured in the governor’s budget, which did count the number of “Press Releases issued by the Governor’s Office.” It increased from 660 in FY’05 to 711 in FY’06, though it fell to 632 in FY’07. The office’s…
    Locker Room contributor, August 27, 2007