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    Top News Story: Student Achieves, Dad Caught Waiting in the Wings

    I’ve found the fastest way to get people to scream and call me intentionally evil (not that I enjoy it) is to say the welfare check does not replace fatherhood. Single kids enroll their offspring in government programs only to have the offspring make lifestyle choices that lead to low…
    Leslee Kulba, December 14, 2007
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    City Needs Stiffer Penalties for Mediocre Decor

    The City of Asheville wants to create a master plan for Merrimon Avenue. The public held visioning sessions, and the property owners were invited late to the activities. Government is attempting to create a New Urbanist feel through regulating the decor along this street. If planners have their way,…
    Leslee Kulba, December 13, 2007
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    Former Sheriff and Deputies Arrested

    Bobby Medford, who was just defeated in a campaign for re-election as Buncombe County sheriff was arrested earlier today. He, and three of his high-ranking deputies were charged with extorting money from video poker operations to fund Medford’s gambling habit and re-election campaign. Allegations of Medford’s involvement in shady…
    Leslee Kulba, December 13, 2007
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    Government Asks Citizens to Sloganeer for the Democrats

    December 21, Asheville and Buncombe County will, following proclamations supported by the elected representatives of both jurisdictions, be participating in Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day. The intent is to make sure nobody sleeps outside on the longest night of the year. Though the oversight of Asheville’s Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness was…
    Leslee Kulba, December 12, 2007
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    Have You Memorized Your Code of Ordinances?

    Micromanagement with arbitrary numbers is best when there are too many details for government administrators to keep straight. Citizens in Highlands are reaping the consequences of a town that actually has an Appearance Commission. A binding real estate contract between private parties took on new meaning when the city…
    Leslee Kulba, December 11, 2007
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    Eek! Another One!

    It would be news if for one day government did not try to acquire a conservation easement.
    Leslee Kulba, December 11, 2007
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    Compliments to the Editor

    The Asheville Citizen-Times, in an unprecedented move, published two libertarian-leaning articles (1 and 2) highlighting government excess.
    Leslee Kulba, December 10, 2007
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    Don’t Touch without Governmental Guidance

    Long ago, Miles Copeland claimed the CIA had noted unnamed entities systematically acquiring lands containing certain resources. These resources were neither gold nor oil, but something more essential and obvious. He did not elaborate. Copeland, as an insider, published several books about the CIA during the Cold War, which may…
    Leslee Kulba, December 10, 2007