Archive: Aug 2007 (page 2)

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    Not quite on point

    I considered responding yesterday after reading this “Under The Dome” item, but additional reports from the Capitol Press Corps actually convinced me that a clarification might be in order. It’s no surprise that reporters would latch on to this item from Don Carrington’s Carolina…
    Locker Room contributor, August 31, 2007
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    The Swindle Continues

    Unbelievable. Wachovia just announced that will move its corporate headquarters to the $160 million Wachovia Arts Tower now blasting its way to completion Uptown. And — and — it will lease 10-floors of the new building to — Duke Energy! Notice what happened. Wachovia and Duke announced they would…
    Jeff Taylor, August 31, 2007
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    Et ego, Brute?

    From the AP: Julius Caesar lay dead and Brutus was talking to his co-conspirators about swords and blood when he paused and excused himself, saying “I seem to have stabbed myself.” Aspen actor/director Kent Hudson Reed accidently cut his leg open with the knife he was using…
    Locker Room contributor, August 31, 2007
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    Incentives and Special Sessions

    The citizens of NC aren’t getting a special session to deal with roads and infrastructure which is what citizens need.  They’re aren’t getting a special session to deal with excess spending or to revise the tax code which could dramatically make NC more competitive.  They aren’t even getting a special…
    Locker Room contributor, August 31, 2007
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    Re: Friday follies

    Thanks, Jon. That was fun. Album: I can’t choose just one, since two of the (still) greatest albums of all time were released during my high school years. I’ve listened to both in the past month. The Joshua Tree is the only U2 album you really…
    Locker Room contributor, August 31, 2007
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    The NASCAR Money Pit

    Attention all members of the Charlotte city council who voted to spend another $2.5. million on a “basement” for the $155 million NASCAR Hall of Fame and pursue the idea of “sponsorships” for exhibits at the Hall — Bwa-ha ha ha! You really do not have a clue, do…
    Jeff Taylor, August 31, 2007
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    Re: Friday Follies

    From our high school days, you say? Well, OK: Album: Aerosmith’s Permanent Vacation. It still reminds me of my first trips to the beach in my own car, freed from the saccharine sounds of The Carpenters and other “light rock” mainstays. TV Show: Night Court, because John Larroquette…
    Locker Room contributor, August 31, 2007
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    Friday Follies: Real Culture

    I got this idea from a radio talk show while driving home yesterday: Name your favorite album (no “greatest hits” or soundtracks allowed), TV show and movie from your four actual high school years. Here are mine: Album: “Meet the Beatles.” For sheer cultural impact, no other…
    Locker Room contributor, August 31, 2007