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    What the – – -?

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    Leslee Kulba, September 21, 2007
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    Forget History, Sociology, Psychology, Theology, &c

    A couple citizens thought it important to share the following with members of city council as a matter of public record. Mayor Gilberto Kassab decided to start ridding his city, Sao Paulo of pollution by outlawing billboards. According to Worldwatch Institute, the move will make major headway in combating…
    Leslee Kulba, September 21, 2007
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    What’s a Few Hundred Thou in an Innumerate Society?

    A woman was apprehended for embezzling over $165,000 from the Asheville-Mountain Chapter of the Red Cross. According to the local daily, this is 9% of the chapter’s $1.25 million budget. (Don’t ask me, I only have a BS in math.) A pending lawsuit alleges that the perp embezzled $250,056…
    Leslee Kulba, September 20, 2007
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    Nucleating the Global Warming Industry

    Asheville is the nucleus of a bioregional endeavor known as the HUB project. The mission of HUB is to synergize the diverse resources in the area into viable economic clusters, for job creation. Speaking before the Buncombe County Commissioners, Acting Director Dr. David Brown told how the HUB movers…
    Leslee Kulba, September 19, 2007
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    Property Owners Do Want to Defend Their Rights

    Asheville city staff, on what appears to be no more than a whimsy, has undertaken a rezoning of one of the city’s main drags, Merrimon Avenue. Earlier in the process, proactive members of the community at-large but not affected worked with city staff to organize a visioning process. The result…
    Leslee Kulba, September 18, 2007
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    Whining over Diversity Deficiencies Just Might Get Your Guy Seated

    Last week, the local paper was drumming up hype over a bad report written without the authorization of the City of Asheville or the employer of the man who wrote the report. In what many call a fifth-grade report, Anthony Franklin made several allegations about racism in the…
    Leslee Kulba, September 17, 2007
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    Hooray for Ben Durant

    The City of Asheville’s Parks and Recreation Department recently underwent an internal controls review. This was prompted by a number of project overruns prompting requests for budget amendments. It also followed the city’s acquisition of a number of recreational facilities from Buncombe County and the hiring of a new…
    Leslee Kulba, September 15, 2007
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    Priorities

    Ashevillians may want to stay inside until after the elections. Something besides celery stalks at midnight here. Something . . . dangerous . . . and ferocious. Beasts so venomous, so sinister, government is stepping in to proactively preserve the life, liberty, and property of citizens being threatened by the…
    Leslee Kulba, September 14, 2007