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    It’s Jerry Agar Day in Raleigh

    So who else is singing Agar carols? Here’s a brief list of my favorites: Hark! The Angered Lib’rals Whine Illegal Aliens (to the tune of “Feliz Navidaz”) I’m Hearing Nuttin’ from Easley Bring an Argument, Jeez ? Um, Next Caller Crackly Cells (It’s Roaming…
    Locker Room contributor, September 3, 2004
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    Art tax…. Art Tax? Art TAX!

    One of two grafs The Charlotte Observer had today on a rather interesting proposal: The Mayor’s Task Force on Cultural Facilities will give the Charlotte City Council an update rather than a final report Tuesday, the day it originally was supposed to finish. The group was formed in June…
    Locker Room contributor, September 3, 2004
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    The High Price of Price Gouging Laws

    Back in August Karen had an excellent Locker Room post on the oppressive anti “price gouging” laws in Florida (not unlike those in North Carolina). Today Floridians are paying the price of those laws–empty tanks. I guess our politicians would rather see no gasoline at a “reasonable” price then…
    Locker Room contributor, September 3, 2004
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    Ballantine?s stand on mass transit

    Jeff Taylor?s latest piece on Charlotte transit goofiness is now up over at the Locke Foundation?s special Queen City site ? though in this case everyone in North Carolina has a legitimate reason to worry about the waste of state tax dollars. Thus Patrick Ballantine?s point.
    Locker Room contributor, September 3, 2004
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    For science and physics geeks

    I missed this when it came out, but it seems that a semi-schooled thinker from New Zealand, Peter Lynds, offered last year a new and fascinating solution to Zeno?s paradoxes and, more generally, upended basic concepts of time, space, and position. Basically, the fellow ? or should I…
    Locker Room contributor, September 3, 2004
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    Gary North on “the college racket”

    There is one school of thought that holds that the reason why people with college degrees earn, on average, quite a bit more than those who don’t have them is that college does a lot to augment their “human capital,” giving them the skills and knowledge to go forth into…
    Locker Room contributor, September 3, 2004
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    A river runs through it ? Ballance?s old district

    It?s denial, that river. According to a Friday report in The Daily Dispatch, Democratic leaders in Warren County greeted the news of Frank Ballance?s indictment with shock and disbelief. Several quoted in the story said they viewed him as an excellent and popular public servant. Here?s the most puzzling…
    Locker Room contributor, September 3, 2004
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    A different take on ?freedom of the press?

    Four newspaper companies, two national and two local, are suing the Raleigh-Durham Airport to demand that they be allowed to install newsracks in terminal locations currently considered off-limits. They should be arguing that the airport is unwisely and irresponsibility interfering with free enterprise. Unfortunately, their argument is that they…
    Locker Room contributor, September 3, 2004