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    Abominations Wrapped All Pretty in Children

    I recall reading a review of a Stephen King novel in which a political candidate ruined his career by cowering behind a child as guns were being fired. It was surely purely fiction, as even a corrupt lottery can be candy coated in children. Now, it is no surprise that…
    Leslee Kulba, October 12, 2007
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    Why Do Kids Join Gangs?????

    The Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Asheville/Buncombe County, a group of Black ministers wanting to do something about youth and crime, hosted a public meeting to address the recent gang problems. Rather than rabble-rousing, the ministers appeared sincere, intelligent, and searching. In almost cliché fashion, the ministers presented a statement that…
    Leslee Kulba, October 11, 2007
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    Educating Citizens about the Wonders of Taxation

    Here’s some good journalism, and I don’t mean that facetiously. Shea indicates that government needs a good reason to implement the land transfer tax, and once they find it, they need a campaign to educate the public. Unfortunately, the public already knows everything it needs to, every bit…
    Leslee Kulba, October 10, 2007
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    One Soldier’s Story

    The following is printed with permission, with full acknowledgement that there are always two sides to custody cases. It provides a different perspective on the sacrifices people who still care about their country are making. The person of interest, whom I know, left her husband claiming abuse. Since there was…
    Leslee Kulba, October 10, 2007
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    Starts with a “w” and Rhymes with “Beard”

    The big news is irrelevant. Asheville picked six candidates out of fifteen to move on to the general election November 6. This isn’t news because only 13.36% of registered voters showed up. Further, Democrat activist David Roat recently warned council that he would be taking advantage of same-day registrations.
    Leslee Kulba, October 10, 2007
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    Opacity in Government

    Asheville’s city manager, Gary Jackson, and Councilman Jan Davis went to Pittsburgh to learn about this city. Speaking of the trip three times, Davis mentioned they were learning about a city that went bankrupt. The press has not published anything about the event. A call to the host of this…
    Leslee Kulba, October 9, 2007
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    People Who Live in Glass Houses

    It’s campaign season. Asheville City Council cancelled a couple meetings, and the Buncombe County Commissioners cancelled theirs for failing to make a quorum. Yet Selina Sullivan remains in the news. After being arrested for writing a worthless check in the amount of $1500, Selina Sullivan is not dropping out…
    Leslee Kulba, October 8, 2007
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    Warming Globes while Liberty Burns

    Greetings from Office Depot in north Atlanta. I spent the day in Suwanee, a vision of planning run-amok. The first sign was all the buildings that looked like they came out of the It’s a Small World ride in Disneyland.  The second sign was a drug store that was encircled in…
    Leslee Kulba, October 6, 2007