Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 834)

  • Exterme patience

    The Internanational Civil Rights Museum will press on without bond money. Two quotes from county commissioner and museum board chairman Skip Alston jumped out at me. One was very clear, an indication that Alston actually understands the mood of voters right now: “Voters turned down the coliseum (bonds) twice.
    Sam Hieb, November 13, 2006
  • Donation box

    Forsyth County commissioners will vote tonight on an ambitious open space plan that would cost a mere $77 million, to be shared by the county, the city and “other municipalities.” But where those benefactors are going to get the money is another question. Here’s an idea.
    Sam Hieb, November 13, 2006
  • Dark cloud

    In yesterday’s Trash Talk sidebar, the N&R’s Rob Daniels writes: So the Miami Hurricanes say they will play at Maryland because their late teammate, Bryan Pata, would want them to play. Let’s hope they really do want to play and aren’t flying up to Maryland simply to comply with…
    Sam Hieb, November 12, 2006
  • The Island

    How appropriate on the Veterans Day holiday to spend a couple of hours watching Clint Eastwood’s Flags of Our Fathers. Admittedly, the movie jumped around quite a bit, showing the well-filmed battle scenes in flashbacks, so I had a bit of trouble keeping up with the…
    Sam Hieb, November 11, 2006
  • More political, not less political

    We had a number of uncontested races here in Guilford County, mirroring a trend in statewide races that the N&O’s Rick Martinez says isn’t going away any time soon: At the state level, more than half of North Carolina’s 170 legislators are unopposed in Tuesday’s general election.
    Sam Hieb, November 10, 2006
  • Groundhog Day 2

    Funny, I’ve had this feeling before: ….Historians and the media have focused mostly on U.S. losses, mistakes and bad behavior in Vietnam. Military people who built schools, handed out medical supplies and befriended Vietnamese get overlooked….
    Sam Hieb, November 10, 2006
  • Groundhog Day

    Yeah, I know it’s only November. But I turn to the editorial page of today’s N&R and get the feeling I’ve read this somewhere before.
    Sam Hieb, November 10, 2006
  • Internal control weaknesses

    Sam Hieb, November 9, 2006