Archive: Aug 2007 (page 16)

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    Keep Following the Money

    Another little drip. The Uptown paper of record catches up with Mohammad Jenatian, president of the Greater Charlotte Hospitality and Tourism Alliance and good friend to Jim Black. Nothing really new here, but it does package all the various strip club donations and legislative action together in an easy…
    Jeff Taylor, August 26, 2007
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    Geraldine 'Jerry' Mudge: On the Issues

    1. What is the greatest challenge facing Charlotte today? Mudge: We’re losing our young people to drugs, alcohol, gangs and murder. That’s why I’m a member of the Drug Free Charlotte Coalition, working with Fighting Back, Mecklenburg County Chemical Dependency Center, Substance Abuse Prevention Services and Mothers of Murdered Offspring.
    Jeff Taylor, August 26, 2007
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    Survey for GOP At-Large Candidates

    Since we have an actual Republican primary for Charlotte city council at-large, Meck Deck sent out a candidate survey the other day. Responses have come in (although not all of them) so we’ll start posting them, one at time, in the order they came in. Here’s the survey. First response…
    Jeff Taylor, August 26, 2007
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    . . . That among These are . . . Deliverance from Evil Signs

    Perhaps you have heard by now. We have an evil sign in our community. It says “Staples,” and because it is on a red background, the whole top of the building can be, but isn’t necessarily from a legal viewpoint, construed to be a sign that violates…
    Leslee Kulba, August 25, 2007
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    More Bald-Faced Socialism

    Tuesday, Asheville City Councilman Brownie Newman will be presenting “Proposed Land Use and Community Development Policies for Asheville.” Brownie wants to put development in Asheville under centralized government control with a master plan. He is searching for means for government visionaries to increase affordable/workforce housing stock downtown. (Good luck.)…
    Leslee Kulba, August 25, 2007
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    Bea Quirk Outs Secret Plan

    Well, the jig is up. The news is out. The finally found us. Charlotte free-lance writer Bea Quirk connects all the dots in a letter to the Uptown paper of record Saturday. Opposition to CATS’ $9 billion transit plan is driven by the oil and auto industry as well…
    Jeff Taylor, August 25, 2007
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    Have You Seen This Man?

    Purportedly leads a large public school system, one that opens on Monday with a chronic shortage of bus drivers and the promise of widespread delays in getting children to their destinations. Answers to the name of “Doctor.” Seriously, where the hell is Peter Gorman? We’ve had three or four…
    Jeff Taylor, August 25, 2007
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    Want to earn a six-figure salary?

    Manage a Golden Corral. …
    Locker Room contributor, August 25, 2007